Willie Garson is the latest Sex and the City cast member to weigh in on the drama about the third film not coming to fruition. He played Carrie Bradshaw’s gay best friend Stanford Blatch, and like a good gay best friend, he’s speaking up in defense of Sarah Jessica Parker.
The internet went crazy last week after Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed that a third film would not be happening. “It’s over… we’re not doing it,” she said.
“I’m disappointed,” she continued. “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.”
Reports began circulating that the film was shelved due to Kim Cattrall’s demands of Warner Bros.
One source said, “This franchise made her, and let’s be frank, it’s all she’s really known for. She kept stalling and was unavailable when answers were needed.”
The actress sat down with Piers Morgan for his ITV series, Life Stories, and downloaded with him on the backlash she’s received.
Cattrall told Morgan, “That’s another thing that’s really disappointing is that nobody ever picks up the phone and tries to contact you and say, ‘How you doing?’ That would have been the way to handle it. And usually what happens in a healthy relationship is that someone, or a transaction for a job in my business, is that someone says, ‘Are you available?’ and you say ‘Yes.’ And ‘Here’s the job’ and you say, ‘Yes, thank you very much but I’m sort of over here right now but thank you very much’ and that person turns to you and they say, ‘That’s great, good luck to you, I wish you the best.'”
“That’s not what happened here,” Cattrall says “This is — it feels like a toxic relationship.”
“And now, 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.”
“I really think she could have been nicer,” Cattrall repeated. “I don’t know what her issue is, I never have.”
The interesting part is that Sarah Jessica Parker has never said anything on the record about Cattrall. Regardless, Cattrall seems to think SJP is part of the problem.
Well, like all best friends do, Wille Garson came to the defense of his on-screen bestie. He took to Twitter to say, “Dear fans, because I’m ‘toxic,’ I’m going to negotiate a contract for six months, not come to terms, then say I never wanted to do it anyway.”
Dear fans, because I'm "toxic", I'm going to negotiate a contract for 6 months, not come to terms, then say I never wanted to do it anyway.
— Willie Garson (@WillieGarson) October 4, 2017
Another SATC cast mate who broke their silence was Kristen Davis, who opted for a less dramatic and more touching post about what happened to the third film.
I love to look back at the pics from our LONG history of Sex and the City. I am incredibly lucky to have gotten to play Charlotte through all of her ups and downs ( epitomized in one of my favorite episodes here). It is true that we are not going to be able to make a 3rd film. I wish that we could have made the final chapter, on our own terms, to complete the stories of our characters. It is deeply frustrating not to able to share that chapter (beautifully written by MPK) with all of you. So we will just have our memories, but please know that all of the love and support for us through the years is felt by us and we are so grateful for all of you!SATC forever in our hearts ❤️💗❤️💗❤️💗❤️💗
No word from Cynthia Nixon yet on what she thinks about the whole ordeal, or if she is running for governor of New York.