Kim Cattrall says she will 'never' reprise her 'Sex and the City' role as Samantha Jones

Kim Cattrall will not play Samantha Jones again.

In a recent interview with Mail Online, the 62-year-old actress emphatically stated that she will "never" return to her iconic Sex and the City role.

"It's a no from me," Cattrall said. "You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun."

Cattrall's comments are just the latest in a string of drama surrounding the HBO series and its movie counterparts. After the series ended in 2004, two sequel films premiered in 2008 and 2010, with a third installment in the works for years.

The third return to the SATC universe was thwarted, though, amid rumored drama from the cast, which largely centered around Cattrall. Back in January 2017, Cattrall told ET that she would not participate in a third movie, something she reiterated on Twitter later that year.

"I hate to be a spoilsport, but what would the next story be? Whether you liked it or not, the reality is, authentically -- there were not alternative facts here! -- there was backlash," Cattrall said. "The reality of what [a third movie] would be -- there's nothing concrete."

Despite Cattrall's statement that nothing "concrete" existed in regards to a third movie, a script has since been discussed on James Andrew Miller's Origins podcast. During one episode, Miller claimed Cattrall didn't wanted to participate in a third installment because the focus was largely supposed to be on Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie Bradshaw.

"People close to Kim believe that the script didn't have a lot to offer the character of Samantha," he said. "They point to the fact that it calls for [Carrie's husband] Mr. Big to die of a heart attack in the shower, relatively early on in the film, making the remainder of the movie more about how Carrie recovers from Big's death than about the relationship between the four women."

In September 2017, The Daily Mail reported that it was Cattrall's "demands" that put a stop to the third film, claiming she insisted that Warner Bros. produce other movies she had in development before signing onto SATC 3. However, Cattrall wrote on Twitter that "the only 'DEMAND' I ever made was that I didn't want to do a third film."

At the time, Parker and Kristin Davis, another star of the franchise, expressed disappointment that a third movie wasn't happening, with both referring to a completed script that Parker called "beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable."

However, during an interview with Piers Morgan for ITV's Life Stories, Cattrall once again stuck by her claim that a script didn't exist and said that she and her co-stars had "never been friends."

"This is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City, specifically Sarah Jessica Parker in that I think she could have been nicer," she told Morgan. "I really think she could have been nicer. I don’t know what her issue is, I never have."

"The answer was always no and a respectful, firm, no," she continued, further denying that there were any contract negotiations. "I never asked for any money, I never asked for any projects, to be thought of as some kind of diva is absolutely ridiculous. This isn’t about more money, this is not about more scenes, it’s not about any of those things. This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another."

Following Cattrall's comments, Parker denied that their was a feud between them in an interview with Vulture.

"I’d just like to remind everybody that there is no catfight," the Divorce star said. "I have never uttered an unkind, unsupportive, unfriendly word, so I would love to redefine it... I’ve always held Kim’s work in high regard and always appreciative of her contributions. If she chooses not to do the third movie, there’s not a lot I can do to change her mind and we must respect it. That’s the only thing I’ve ever said about it, you know?"

"... There is no catfight, there never has been a catfight," Parker added. "I’ve never fought with someone publicly in my life, nor would I. And I spent time with all of the women on the set. People need to recall that it wasn’t just two women on the set fighting, because that just never happened. We are enormously proud of what we got to do… We spent 10, 12 years of our life doing something that I really loved and I feel privileged to be part of and I don’t want this to eclipse it or change its experience for that audience that was so good to us for so long."

As for whether the role of Samantha Jones would ever be recast in order to have a third flick, SATC creator told ET in July 2018 that "it's nothing I've thought about right now seriously."

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UNITED STATES - JUNE 03: Actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrell, Cynthia Nixon and Kristen Davis (l. to r.) arrive at the Sony Theatre for the screening of the HBO series 'Sex and the City.' (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick. (Photo by Steve Azzara/Corbis via Getty Images)
(L-R) Cast of Sex and the City Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattral and Cynthia Nixon on the set of the HBO series. (Photo by Dave Allocca/DMI/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
382260 05: (L-R) Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon star in the comedy series 'Sex And The City' now in its third season. (Photo by HBO/Newsmakers)
382260 11: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker stars in the comedy series 'Sex And The City' now in its third season. (Photo by HBO/Newsmakers)
382260 12: Actress Kristin Davis stars in the comedy series 'Sex And The City' now in its third season. (Photo by HBO/Newsmakers)
382260 13: Actress Cynthia Nixon stars in the comedy series 'Sex And The City' now in its third season. (Photo by HBO/Newsmakers)
370364 06: Cast members Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon attend the west coast premiere of the third season of 'Sex and the City' June 1, 2000 at the Directors Guild on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Callister/Liaison)
382260 14: Actress Kim Cattrall stars in the comedy series 'Sex And The City' now in its third season. (Photo by HBO/Newsmakers)
370275 03: Actress Kim Cattrall attends the Home Box Office Premiere of 'Sex And the City,' May 30, 2000 at the UA Theatre in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Liaison)
370275 04: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the Home Box Office Premiere of 'Sex And the City,' May 30, 2000 at the UA Theatre in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Liaison)
370275 12: Actress Kristin Davis attends the Home Box Office Premiere of 'Sex And the City,' May 30, 2000 at the UA Theatre in New York City. (Photo by George De Sota/Liaison)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: Kristin Davis arrives with a smile for a screening of the first two episodes of the new season of the HBO series 'Sex and the City' at the Sony Lincoln Square Theaters. She stars in the show. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
392326 28: Left to right, actresses Kim Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis pose for a portrait in an undated photo on the set of the HBO series 'Sex and the City.' (Photo Courtesy of HBO/Getty Images)
Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, HBO's Jeff Bewkes, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall at the New York premiere of HBO's 'Sex and the City' at Lincoln Square Theatres in New York City. 05/30/2001. Photo: Evan Agostini/ImageDirect
Sarah Jessica Parker during HBO's Sex and the City - Fifth Season World Premiere at American Museum of Natural History in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Cynthia Nixon during HBO's Sex and the City - Fifth Season World Premiere at American Museum of Natural History in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall (Photo by D. Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 3: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and actor Mikhail Baryshnikov film a scene from the hit HBO series 'Sex and the City' in Central Park December 3, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - DECEMBER 1: (L-R) Actress Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon films a scene for the hit HBO series 'Sex and the City' outside St. Marks Church in the East Village December 1, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 8: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall rehearses a scene on the set of the hit HBO series 'Sex and the City' October 8, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images)
Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/FilmMagic)
'Sex and the City' actress Kim Cattrall arrives at the HBO party celebrating the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Pacific Design Center. (Photo by Paul Mounce/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MARCH 25: (ITALY OUT, NY DAILY NEWS OUT, NY NEWSDAY OUT) Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick leave their home for the Plaza Hotel for her 40th birthday party March 25, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images)
SEPTEMBER 18: Sarah Jessica Parker attends SEX and the CITY: The Movie-Extended Cut DVD Launch at New York Public Library N.Y.C. on September 18, 2008. (Photo by CHANCE YEH /Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon attend the 'Sex and the City: The Movie' DVD launch at the New York Public Library on September 18, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the premiere of Sex and the City: The Movie at Radio City Music Hall on May 27, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
UNITED STATES - MAY 27: Cynthia Nixon , Kristin Davis , Sarah Jessica Parker , and Kim Cattrall at the 'Sex And The City' New York Premiere held at Radio City Music Hall (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
BERLIN - MAY 15: Actresses Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Catrall attend the German premiere of 'Sex And The City' at the Cinestar movie theatre on May 15, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Anita Bugge/WireImage)
BERLIN - MAY 15: Actress Sarah Jessica Parker attends the German premiere of 'Sex And The City' at the cinestar on May 15, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
(left to right) Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker arrive for the world premiere of Sex and the City: The Movie at the Odeon West End, Leicester Square, London. (Photo by Tim Ireland - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
(L-R) Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker arriving for the UK premiere of Sex and the City 2 at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Sarah Jessica Parker arriving for the UK premiere of Sex and the City 2 at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
(L-R) Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall arriving for the UK premiere of Sex and the City 2 at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kristin Davis at the aftershow party for the new film Sex And The City 2 at the Orangery in London. (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kristin Davis arriving for the UK premiere of Sex and the City 2 at the Odeon, Leicester Square, London (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS - MARCH 18: (L-R) Actresses Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis arrive at the Warner Bros. Pictures presentation to promote their upcoming film 'Sex and the City 2' at Paris Las Vegas during ShoWest, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners on March 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steven Lawton/FilmMagic)
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