While promoting his return to the character of Mr. Big, he opened up about Cattrall’s decision not to reprise the role of PR specialist Samantha Jones in And just like that …
“I have to tell you that I have absolutely no idea what she is thinking or her feelings,” he told The Guardian. “I know that I am very close to SJ and [Cattrall’s] descriptions of her don’t even come close. I liked her, thought she was wonderful on the show and some people leave for their own reasons. I don’t know what his were. I just wish this all had never happened because it was sad and uncomfortable.
He added, “I just don’t like seeing anyone talking about SJ because she’s a target and people can be mean. I feel very protective of her and I was not happy about it.
Deadline has reached out to Cattrall representatives for comment.
Noth also addressed his feeling regarding Sex and the city 2, the sequel to the 2010 film that has generally received criticism from critics and fans alike.
“I was a little uncomfortable with, uh, in the second, how the issues between Carrie and Big were resolved,” he shared. While adding like most fans, “I don’t remember [the films], to be honest. I just remember the show was a lot of fun. I saw the movies once at the premieres and that was it.
He almost decided not to reprise the role for the HBO sequel but after a long conversation with executive producer Michael Patrick King, he decided to take the plunge.
“It was a long conversation, it continued during the pandemic and it incorporated a lot of my ideas and we found a way for me to work on it,” Noth said.
And just like that … will air the first two episodes of Season 1 on December 9, followed by the remaining 8 episodes each week on subsequent Thursdays.