What Sex and the City cast did next – feud, tragic death and Piers Morgan chat

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Today (March 25) Sex and the City star Sarah Jessica Parker – arguably the most recognisable of the cast – marks her 56th birthday.

Over the past couple of years, she's been locked in an apparent feud with former co-star Kim Cattrall.

And when the upcoming continuation series And Just Like That… was announced earlier this year, tongues were wagging when it was confirmed Kim would not return.

It's been 17 years since the final episode of the hit show, although it did spawn two films in 2008 and 2010.

But what have the ladies been up to since their last outing as Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda?

Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker)

Sarah, who turns 56 today (March 25) played the leading role of the sassy writer who ran a sex and relationships column at a top New York newspaper.

After saying goodbye to the iconic character, Sarah went on to focus on her film career and starred in films such as The Family Stone and Failure to Launch.

She also returned to the stage, where her career began, and starred in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, which she starred in with her future husband Matthew Broderick.

The pair went on to have three children together, their son James and twins Marion and Tabitha.

Sarah swore she would never appear in a TV show again but went back on her word for a guest appearance in Glee in 2012.

Five years later, Sarah revealed she was returning to starring as a lead in a TV show as she announced she would be in HBO's new comedy called Divorce.

In 2019, Sarah hit the headlines after she and Kim Cattrall reportedly fell out over plans for a third Sex and the City movie, which Sarah has confirmed "isn't happening anymore".

During an interview with Extra in 2017, Sarah spilled how a third movie was not going to happen after rumours circulated that it was axed because of Kim's "demands".

Sarah told the publication: "It's over… we're not doing it. I'm disappointed. We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story.

"It's not just disappointing that we don't get to tell the story and have that experience, but more so for that audience that has been so vocal in wanting another movie."

However, Sarah will return the character of Carrie for the new Sex and the City show.

When the show was announced, she said of her reported feud with Kim: "I don't dislike her. I've never said that. Never would. Samantha isn't part of this story. But she will always be part of us. No matter where we are or what we do."

Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall)

Kim played arguably the show's most popular character Samantha who was a confident businesswoman – owning her own PR company – and was incredibly open about her sexual antics.

Samantha made waves for women when it came to taboo subjects such as sex, not wanting to get married or have kids, and showed women around the globe that it is okay to not want those things.

However, sadly despite the popularity of her character and winning a Golden Globe and five Emmy nominations for the role, the 64-year-old distanced herself from the spotlight after filming wrapped.

She returned to the spotlight from 2014 to 2016, when she starred and served as executive producer on the HBO Canada series Sensitive Skin, for which she received a nomination for the Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.

Kim starred on the web television series Tell Me a Story between 2018 and 2019

In 2018, Kim's brother tragically Christopher Cattrall, 55, took his own life. In January of that year Kim put out a plea after Christopher went missing.

Tragically in the February, she took to social media to break the news that her brother had died and during an interview with the Daily Mail in 2019 she said she is "different now and I will never be the same".

Around the same time, Kim was in a brutal feud with co-star Sarah Jessica Parker over the third film after it was alleged that it was axed because of Kim's "demands".

Defending herself, Kim said the only demand she made was that she didn't want to make a third film.

Appearing on Piers Morgan's ITV show Life Stories, Kim spoke candidly about the drama and hit out at Sarah.

Kim said: "Now at this very moment, it's quite extraordinary to get any kind of negative press about something that I've been saying for almost a year of 'no' that I'm demanding or a diva.

"And this is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker in that I think she could have been nicer."

She continued: "I really think she could have been nicer. I don't know what her issue is, I never have."

Last year, Kim starred in the drama Filthy Rich – but also had big news in her personal life.

The British-born, Canadian-American star got a US citizenship, meaning she was able to vote in the 2020 Presidential Election.

Miranda Hobbs (Cynthia Nixon)

Cynthia played the uptight workaholic lawyer who over the series turned into the fun, lovable, redhead that fans came to adore.

Since Sex and the City, for which she won an Emmy for, she went on to star in TV shows Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Hannibal and Broad City.

Most recently she starred in Netflix hit Ratched as Gwendolyn Briggs.

Despite her successful acting career, Cynthia temporarily packed it in to enter the world of politics after campaigning for public education and women's health most of her life.

In March 2018, the 54-year-old announced her run as a candidate in the 2018 New York gubernatorial race for Governor of New York as a challenger to Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo.

Her platform focused on income inequality, renewable energy, establishing universal health care, stopping mass incarceration in the United States, and protecting undocumented children from deportation.

She lost in the Democratic primary to Cuomo on September 13, 2018, with 34% of the vote to his 66%.

In 2006, Cynthia was diagnosed with breast cancer and kept it to herself until she beat the disease in 2008 and then publicly spoke about the ordeal.

Speaking to Nightline's Cynthia McFadden in 2008, she said: "I go for my completely routine mammogram and then I get a call from my gynaecologist.

"And she says, 'Well, I have some – it's not such great news, but here it is, but it's very small and we're just going to get in there and take it right out, right away, and then you'll probably have radiation.

"I felt scared. … I thought, 'Oh, I don't want this to be happening.' I was very cognisant of if it's going to happen, this is the best way for it to happen, that it's found so early and we can just get right on it."

Charlotte York (Kristin Davis)

Kristin, 56, played the most old-fashioned character of the bunch who was obsessed with finding a husband and wanted nothing more than to have a family.

However, after Charlotte faced fertility issues on the show she and her second husband Harry adopted. Kristin's character was also in favour of doing charity work and left her high profile job in an art gallery to start a family and do volunteer work.

Much like her character, Kristin followed a similar life after the cameras for Sex in the City stopped.

She starred in a few feature films including Deck the Halls, but mainly focused on her charity work, including as an ambassador for Oxfam.

In 2010, she won the Humane Society's 2010 Wyler Award (an award given to a celebrity who has made news on behalf of animals), and is a patron of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

In 2011, much like her character Charlotte, Kristin adopted a daughter, Gemma Rose Davis.

She then went on to adopt her second child in 2018, son, Wilson.

Kristin also battled alcohol addiction and has previously said she was introduced to alcohol early as part of her Southern upbringing.

Speaking about her addiction, she said: "Alcohol freed me. I was really shy and I didn't know how to come out of my shell.

"I drank for the same reason I loved acting. I wanted to feel things and express myself and be free. And I'm not naturally that way."

She returned to the screen in 2019 for the Netflix film Holiday in the Wild, where she helped produce and also starred as the lead character.

The film was pitched to her, after the producers had noticed her philanthropic work with elephants.

This year, she stars in the thriller film Deadly Illusions, which was released earlier this month on Netflix.

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