How is the absence of Samantha explained in the sequel to Sex and the City?

And Just like That
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“Oh, she’s not with us anymore.” But no, she is not dead …

This is the enormous questioning of And Just Like That : how is it that the four friends of Sex and the City are only three left? Of course, we know that the actress Kim cattrall, 65, is at odds with the rest of the gang. But in Carrie Bradshaw’s story, how is the absence of her close friend explained?

Without wasting a second, this new series avoids making it a taboo and gets to the heart of the matter. And Just Like That gives an explanation after 5 minutes, in the opening scene: Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda (Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon) are going out to dinner together for the first time since the start of the pandemic. At the restaurant, they meet Bitsy Von Muffling (Julie Halston), who asks them where “the fourth musketeer” is.

And Charlotte’s response makes you shiver at first: “Oh she’s not with us anymore“. On purpose, it is believed that she passed the gun to the left. But no, Samantha is still alive and Miranda clarifies: “Oh no, she’s not dead”. And Carrie concludes the explanation by revealing that she has moved to London! Yes, Samantha no longer lives in New York, but on the other side of the Atlantic.

And very little distant friendship for her. We understand that she is downright quarreled with her ex-girlfriends: “It’s kind of like she’s dead … we never even talk about her“Miranda said to Carrie during a scene in Central Park. In fact, we understand that the publicist got upset when Carrie, now a best-selling author, no longer needed her services:”What is there to say? Because of what the book business is like now, it just didn’t make sense for me to keep her as a publicist. She took note and repudiated me as a friend. I kept leaving her voicemails, asking her to please call me back, so that we could talk about it and fix the problem … I understand she was upset, but I thought I was more for she than an ATM “, Carrie details.

A bit like in real life, it was a quarrel that led the two friends to Sex and the City to take separate roads.

“I liked her Kim, I found her wonderful on the show but some people move on for their own reasons. I don’t know what hers were. I just wish it had never happened, because it was a sad and uncomfortable situation “, comment in The Guardian actor Chris Noth, the interpreter of Mr. Big, who nevertheless defends Sarah Jessica Parker in this story: “I don’t like to see someone talk badly about Sarah Jessica Parker because she’s a target and people can be mean. I feel very protective of her and I didn’t appreciate it when it happened. “

And Just Like That can be seen in France on the Salto platform, since Friday, December 10.

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