Cattrall recently posted on social media that her brother died. Parker responded with a post that said, “Dearest Kim, my love and condolences to you and yours and Godspeed to your beloved brother. Xx.” Under normal circumstances, that would seem to be a nice way to offer condolences. However, the relationship between these two women in a long-standing “cat” fight is far from normal.
Fox News said that in response to Parkers comment, Cattrall fired back with “stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.” Obviously, Cattrall did not take the condolence as heartfelt sympathy from Parker. Instead, she saw it as a thinly-disguised dig at a highly emotionally-charged time.
Cattrall even brought her mom into the public feud by quoting her mother as supposedly saying “When will that Sarah Jessica Parker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?” Cattrall wants to make one thing very clear. Parker is not family and not a friend.
The fight between the women stems from issues on the set of Sex and the City. Parker’s character was the natural lead of the show; however, Cattrall kept upstaging her. In order to knock Cattrall down a bit, Parker supposedly ganged up on her with the help of two other cast members, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.
The gang of Parker, Nixon, and Davis shunned Cattrall together. They would not eat lunch with her and stayed at a separate hotel when the film crew was on location. Remember, these are grown women, acting as if they are still in high school.
Cattrall’s real beef was the difference in the pay that each woman received, allegedly. For the television series, Parker got $1 million per episode, Cattrall got $350,000.
For the two movies, Parker got twice what Cattrall received. For the first one, this was $10 million versus $5 million. The second one had Parker getting double Cattrall’s pay but at higher numbers. For the third movie in the series, the producers could not finalize acceptable salary negotiations, so the project was canceled. Perhaps, Cattrall would do better to blame her agent than blame Parker, who had an agent that was obviously a strong negotiator.
We think, after twenty years, it is time to bury the hatchet.