Sex and The City's Nicole Ari Parker slams 'crazy' rumors she 'replaced' Kim Cattrall on the HBO reboot

SEX and the City star Nicole Ari Parker shut down "crazy" rumors she "replaced" Kim Cattrall on the HBO reboot of the popular series amid the British actress' longstanding feud with Sarah Jessica Parker.

Kim declined to participate in the show, telling Piers Morgan it was "an empowered decision in my life, to end one chapter and start another."

Since the show began airing on HBO Max, fans have had a lot of say about Kim's absence.

Many have said they miss her beloved character, Samantha Jones, whose absence was addressed in the first episode.

Others have speculated that a new character – played by Nicole – was brought in to serve as her replacement.

She addressed that speculation during an appearance on E! News' Daily Pop on Thursday, saying: "I got a taste of the crazy fans that this show has."

Nicole went on to say: "They're very protective of the series and all these things.

"And I just appreciate it all."

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Nicole also addressed the addition of her and several other actors and actresses of color to the show's cast.

She told E!: "New York was starting to look like New York."

Kim has largely been quite about the Sex and the City reboot, perhaps in a show of the fact that she's truly moved on from her days of palling around with Sarah Jessica and the gang.

She did, however, address fans who were missing her after the show premiered.


Despite her silence, it appears she has been keeping a close eye on social media.

According to Us Weekly, a fan tweeted: "Kim Cattrall didn't return to SATC because her scatting career is finally taking off."

Another tweeted: "And just like that… I find myself only wanting to watch anything Kim Cattrall is in. This is a Kim appreciation post."

Kim like a few of the shows of support.

The SATC reboot addressed Kim's absence in the first episode.

Samantha was written out of the show, with the remaining cast claiming she moved to London after growing apart from her girl gang.

She then snubbed Carrie, played by Sarah, and the rest of her friends after she was dropped as Carrie's book publicist.


Kim and Sarah have had their differences through the years.

The feud between them continues, even long after they appeared on screen together.

SATC writer and executive producer Michael Patrick King has said the relationship between the two was rocky from the start.

"The show doesn't exist if Sarah Jessica wasn't the blonde star of the show, that's number one," Kin told The Hollywood Reporter's Origins podcast hosts.

"Kim was not at the height of her career. Kristin was under her in terms of notability, Cynthia was a theatre actor – and their contracts reflected that status.

"As the show progressed, the characters, everybody grew, it became a family. Kristin, Cynthia, and Sarah Jessica became one group, and Kim never joined mentally."

He continued: "Kim fought and said, 'I'm everyone's favorite.' Sarah Jessica's name was contractually, legally, righteously, the only name on the poster due to the fact that she was a movie star in 1998 when the series started and she did a leap to do a show about sex on (HBO), the channel that did the fights, and it doesn't matter how popular you are.

"I guess for Kim it didn't matter how much the raise became if there was never parity, but there was never going to be parity."

Additionally, in 2019, Kim said she would "never" return to the franchise, saying: "You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try to make it fun."

She then slammed Sarah after she offered her condolences over the loss of Kim's late brother.

Kim said at the time: "I don't need your love or support at this tragic time @sarahJessicaparker.

"My mom asked me today, 'When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you along?' Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now."

She added: "Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven't already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I'm writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your 'nice girl' persona."

Sarah later said in response to a fan: "No. I don't dislike her. I've never said that."

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