‘Sex and the City’: Cynthia Nixon Would Like To See a Woman of Color Take Over the Part of Samantha Jones
Nixon appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen and discussed the possibility of adding a third film to the series. Cattrall has made it clear she has no plans to resume the part of Samantha Jones but said she would love to see a woman of color take on the role.
“I’ve heard many people say, including Kim Cattrall herself, that if we were to have a different fourth woman that maybe it would be a woman of color this time,” Nixon remarked. “And I think that would be amazing as well.”
Sharon Stone was floated for the role
Nixon also addressed the notion that actor Sharon Stone would be a good fit for the role. “I think Sharon would be, of course, totally amazing. Kim was incredibly great as Samantha, I think Sharon would totally make it her own,” she commented.
Stone, who was also on WWHL agreed with the idea of having a woman of color take over the role of Jones. “I think that’s right,” Stone said.
Sarah Jessica Parker, who portrayed Carrie Bradshaw on the series said Stone seemed like an obvious fit for the role. “You are not the first person that’s said it,” she told host Andy Cohen on WWHL in 2018. “I think it’s a really interesting idea, yeah.”
Cohen wondered if the writers might consider a script where Jones died or was not included. “I think once everybody has thoroughly experienced the grieving process, then Michael Patrick can go back and sort of ponder what he might want to do and how he might want to proceed,” she added. “That’s the most clear answer I’ve given yet.”
Kim Cattrall wants to move on from the role
Fans speculated about why Cattrall refused to join the cast in another film. Some people wondered if the reason was due to a feud with Parker. However, Cattrall said she is simply ready to move onto other roles.
“The answer was simply thank you, but no, I’m good,” she said, Elle reports. “This isn’t about more money. It’s not about more scenes. This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another… It’s a great part. I played it past the finish line and then some, and I loved it.”
Cattrall added that turning 60 meant she was moving on. “Not for me,” she remarked. “That was part of turning 60. That was a very clear moment of how many years do I have left and what do I want to do with it? What haven’t I done? I feel that the show was the best when it was the series and the bonus was the two movies.”