It’s war! Sarah Jes­sica Parker and Kim Cat­trall’s 19-year feud ex­plodes!

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Their epic 19-year feud has been leg­endary in show­biz cir­cles for decades. But now Hol­ly­wood is reel­ing from the lat­est show­down be­tween Sex And The City stars Kim Cat­trall and Sarah Jes­sica Parker, la­belling it the big­gest celebrity cat­fight ever.

Last week, Kim pub­licly slammed SJP in a scathing in­ter­view, la­belling her as ‘toxic’ and sen­sa­tion­ally re­veal­ing: ‘I don’t know what her prob­lem is, I never have.’

The at­tack came af­ter SJP blamed Kim and her ‘diva’ demands for can­ning plans for a third Sex And The City movie.

‘The an­swer was al­ways no and a re­spect­ful, firm, no,’ Kim told UK per­son­al­ity Piers Mor­gan in the bomb­shell in­ter­view. ‘I never asked for any money, I never asked for any pro­jects – to be thought of as some kind of diva is ab­so­lutely ridicu­lous.

‘The in­fer­ence is from some un­known source, the in­fer­ence is that I am a diva, that I’ve held up pro­duc­tion in some way, that: “Oh now we don’t get to make our movie be­cause of you.”

‘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 re­ally think she could have been nicer.’

She went on to add: ‘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, but 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.”

‘But that’s not what hap­pened here. This feels like a toxic re­la­tion­ship.’

Her slam­ming com­ments came a week af­ter SJP con­firmed re­ports that plans for Sex And The City 3 had been shelved thanks to Kim.

‘It’s over... we’re not do­ing it,’ she told US TV last week. ‘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.’

And de­spite Kim’s state­ments, sources tell trusted en­ter­tain­ment bible Peo­ple that she was ne­go­ti­at­ing for money on SATC 3 right up un­til a few months ago – con­firm­ing that ‘Kim killed the movie’.

The claims are backed up by co-star Wil­lie Gar­son – who plays Stanford Blatch in the se­ries – who threw ma­jor shade at Kim on Twit­ter last week, say­ing: ‘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.’

Aside from salary ne­go­ti­a­tions, it’s also be­lieved the con­tents of the script – which in­sid­ers tell New Idea saw Kim’s char­ac­ter Sa­man­tha die from cancer – was a driv­ing rea­son be­hind her de­ci­sion not to do the film.

‘Kim just didn’t think it was a glam­orous end to the movie se­ries,’ a source tells New Idea. ‘She didn’t want the se­ries to end with her six feet un­der – Sa­man­tha de­serves more than that.’

Adds an­other in­sider: ‘There’s no ques­tion that Cyn­thia Nixon and Kristin Davis are on Team SJP. Sarah is lead­ing the charge, but they’re the ones who des­per­ately need this money and are both fu­ri­ous with Kim.’

This is the lat­est chap­ter in the feud be­tween 61-year-old Kim and SJP, 52, which led to the award-win­ning se­ries end­ing thanks to Kim’s money demands.

‘I felt af­ter six years it was time for all of us to par­tic­i­pate in the fi­nan­cial wind­fall of Sex And The City,’ re­vealed Kim at the time, adding she asked to be paid $1.2 mil­lion per episode – up from a re­ported $445,000 – if the show was to con­tinue. ‘When they didn’t seem keen on that, I thought it was time to move on.’

And while the cast filmed the two Sex And The City movies, re­la­tions have soured be­yond re­pair since.

‘They all have chil­dren and I am 10 years older and since specif­i­cally the se­ries ended, I have been spend­ing most of my time out­side of New York, so I don’t see them. The com­mon ground that we had was the se­ries and the se­ries is over,’ Kim tells.

‘And 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.’

IN­SIDE THE SCATHING IN­TER­VIEW ALL OF HOL­LY­WOOD IS TALK­ING ABOUT

Kristin, SJP, Cyn­thia and Kim were big in the late ’90s show, which then be­came two movies.

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Kim has been ac­cused of diva demands, but claims she has al­ways said ‘no’ to a third Sex And The City movie.

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