SATC's Evan Handler Weighs in on Kim Cattrall's Unexpected Return

SATC's Evan Handler Weighs in on Kim Cattrall's Unexpected Return
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The illustrious Samantha Jones is set to put in an appearance in the second season of the spinoff series.

When HBO unveiled the return of the beloved Sex and the City through the somewhat controversially named spinoff, And Just Like That..., fans eagerly anticipated the reprisal of roles by the iconic quartet.

While Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis readily returned, Kim Cattrall initially declined, declaring she was finished with the show.

But it seems that she had a change of heart before the start of the second season's production. News broke that Samantha will at one point have a phone conversation with Carrie Bradshaw, thanks to Cattrall's agreement to a brief cameo appearance.

It appears, however, that tensions persist between Cattrall and her former co-stars. The actress is said to be shooting her cameo in isolation, having minimal contact with anyone from the show, including series creator Michael Patrick King. Nevertheless, some of the cast seem thrilled to have Cattrall back. Evan Handler recently expressed enthusiasm about seeing the actress reprise her role as Samantha Jones.

‘I think it is great. I do. Apparently, [her cameo] was shot in the garage somewhere with no contact with anybody, so the only place I have to welcome her is into my living room when it airs on television,’ Handler said.

Despite the absence of any behind-the-scenes interaction with Cattrall during And Just Like That..., Handler remains optimistic about what her cameo means for the spinoff. Should HBO continue with the show, there's a possibility that Cattrall may return for more screen time in future episodes.

Currently juggling projects like How I Met Your Father and Netflix's forthcoming Glamorous, Cattrall is far from idle. Her bustling work schedule and a net worth of $40 million give her plenty of freedom when it comes to picking and choosing which roles to appear in.

Another question people are now asking is whether or not Cattrall’s agreement to appear in And Just Like That… may signal that she may at long last be getting over her long-running feud with Sarah Jessica Parker.

And Just Like That... Season 2 is slated to premiere on HBO Max on 22 June 2023.

Source: People.