Sex and the City dead, over, gone
Chris Noth says rumours of Mr. Big ’s planned death exaggerated
Chris Noth insists there will not be a third Sex and the City movie as the cast are not on speaking terms.
The actor, who played John “Mr. Big ” Preston — the love interest and eventual husband of Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw — in the hit TV series and two spinoff films, is adamant a third instalment will never happen.
“There’s no drama. There’s no movie, there’s nothing going on with it. It’s dead, it’s over, it’s gone,” he said at the British Independent Film Awards in London on Sunday.
The 64-year-old also revealed that he is no longer in touch with any of his former colleagues and that they are not close, adding: “We’re all living our lives and raising children, some of us at least. It happens with a lot of films and things. You get very close for a finite amount of time and then never see each other again!”
Additionally, Noth denied reports that Mr. Big was killed off in an early script for a third movie — a claim made by podcast host James Andrew Miller, who said the plot point had caused Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones, to veto the film.
“He wasn’t gonna die,” he said. “There’s no way he was dying. That was all a lie.”
Parker and fellow stars Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, who played Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes, respectively, had signed on for a third film, but it was canned in September 2017, after Cattrall refused to return, sparking a feud between her and Parker.
During chats with castmembers including Noth, Miller alleged Cattrall’s boycott of the film was due to Mr. Big ’s death — as the plot focused on how Carrie copes with losing her husband and had little to offer her character. WENN