The last we heard, Kim came for Sarah Jessica after she offered her condolences after Kim's brother sadly passed away. Sarah Jessica wrote on social media,
"Dearest Kim, my love and condolences to you and yours and Godspeed to your beloved brother. Xx"
Kim then retorted:
"My Mom asked me today “When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?” Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona."
She teamed her words with a typed out note and the message was very clear.
Since then, SJP's been pretty vocal about how she believes there isn't even anything to feud about. She said to People,
"I never talked about it, except [to say] that some of us were disappointed [about the movie not happening],” stated Sarah. “But I never responded to the conversation Kim had with Piers Morgan, where she said things that were really hurtful about me. We had this experience and it was amazing, and nothing will ever be like it."
She's clearly not ready to give up yet, as she's spoken out again in a new interview with . She explained,
"I’d just like to remind everybody that there is no catfight. I have never uttered an unkind, unsupportive, unfriendly word, so I would love to redefine it.
"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?"
She added: "The three of us have shared our disappointment that we’re not making that movie, not just on our behalf but our crew, but also just the people that have been vocal about wanting to see it.
"But we still live in a free country where people get to make choices, and sometimes the answer is 'no', and the only way to respond for me is to respect that. But, no, there is no catfight, there never has been a catfight.
"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."
For some reason, we doubt Kim agrees.
But what was it that sent their relationship into toxic territory? , the castmates would often go for days without speaking to Kim and she would be left to eat lunch on her own. Like something out of our school girl days, there were no words exchanged outside of script reading and they'd often stay in different hotels during filming. Their real-life relationship appears to be a far cry from what we saw on screen.
Arguments about money, status and the amount of nudity in love scenes were rife and promotions and pay rises were only reportedly offered to SJP - not to Kim, which she apparently protested vehemently.
Sources who worked on the show revealed: "From the point when SJP had her executive producer credit, she took ownership of the show and this always grated on Kim.
"Kim wanted an executive producer credit from series three but was never given one. She felt SJP got more screen time than she did, which was only fair because Sarah Jessica was the lead, but it caused tension.
"Then she had to watch while SJP was given a say on the lines her character said, plotlines and so on. And SJP never had to show nudity, whereas Kim had to be naked the whole time."
"SJP and the other girls...called each other and socialised and Kim was always the one left out."
Eventually, Kim turned her back on the show, and bid farewell to what she considered a "toxic relationship".
When she appeared on Piers Morgan's Life Stories back in 2017, Kim surprised everyone when she said the famous foursome had "never been friends".
She explained: “We’ve never been friends. We‘ve been colleagues and in some ways, it’s a very healthy place to be because then you have a clear line between your professional life and relationship and your personal..."
“They all have children and I am ten years older and since specifically the series ended I have been spending most of my time outside of New York so I don’t see them. The common ground that we had was the series and the series is over.”
She then specifically mentioned SJP and their relationship after she turned down appearing in the third film,
"To get any kind of negative press about something that I’ve been saying for almost a year of ‘no’ that I’m demanding or a diva, and this is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker is that I think she could have been nicer. I really think she could have been nicer. I don’t know what her issue is."
It's a shame their relationship differs so much to what we saw on screen, but we can safely say that this really is the nail in the coffin.
Kim on... SATC 3
“Not for me. That was part of turning 60. That was a very clear moment of, how many years do I have left and what do I want to do it, what haven’t I done. I feel that the show is the best when it was the series and the bonus was the two movies.”
“I remember so clearly making that decision. Last December I got a phone call and it was concerning that and I knew exactly, I could feel it, and the answer was simply, ‘thank you but no, I’m good’.
“December 2016 I said no. This isn’t about more money, it’s 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. I’m 61. It’s now. The other girls are 10 years younger than me, you know, and that is their choice.”
On whether her co-stars thought she was negotiating, Kim said: “The answer was always no and a respectful, firm, no. It’s a great part. I played it past the finish line and then some and I loved it and another actress should play it, maybe they could make it an African-American Samantha Jones or a Hispanic Samantha Jones, or bring in another character. I wish them the best. I will be the one in the audience cheering them on.”
“I think the thing that still bothers me is this feeling of being in some way made to be the baddie. I never asked for any money, I never asked for any projects, to be thought of as some kind of diva is absolutely ridiculous.”
When Piers joked she had killed Samantha, she smiled: “I haven’t killed Samantha, I have released Samantha.”
Piers then pushed Kim to clarify whether Samantha Jones would ever reappear, Kim said: “I swear, she will never reappear. Me playing her is definitely, that I can assure you will never happen. For me it’s over, and it’s over with no regrets. I just wish that Sarah [Jessica Parker] had been nicer.”
When Piers said people would probably be quite saddened to hear Kim confirm rumours that she didn’t get on with her co-stars, Kim replied: “This is the irony of it, this is where we are in the reality of it. And that was the fantasy of it but this is the reality of it. I’m being incredibly honest about them.”
Questioned on whether she would ever talk to Sarah Jessica Parker again, Kim said: “I don’t think that we’re faking it. I think there is genuine affection and there has been over the years. This is extenuating circumstances and in the past I’ve felt, wow, especially with the fans I don’t want to in any shape or form ruin an ideal of it, because it does stand for empowerment and it does stand for women sticking up for each other, but not always.”
Kim on... her on-screen sex scenes
Piers asked Kim if she’d ever had any embarrassing moments during a sex scene. “Yes sadly. I was working with an actor and we were doing the scene and he is on top of me and then he collapsed and then he farted, and I thought, ‘is this an acting choice he has made?’ I didn’t really understand what was going on. And what had happened was he had been working out so much and so frantically, and had been on a diet, he had forgotten to eat and when he fell on me he passed out.” She added: “It was pretty gross.”
Kim on... turning down the role of Samantha Jones
Asked whether it was true that she had originally turned down the role of Samantha Jones in Sex and the City three times, she said: “I did. I think I was scared. I think that at 41 I didn’t know if I could pull it off. I just felt I didn’t want to put myself out there and be ridiculed. And 40 now seems so young but then, there is ageism everywhere, not just in Hollywood and this sort of thing about being an older woman and preying on younger men. I thought I don’t want that tied around my neck but I found a way in and this way in was about self-empowerment about not just saying yes or no and making your life about a man, it was yes or no about you making decisions, about your life.”
Kim on... President Donald Trump
In case you didn't know, Donald Trump had a cameo in SATC before becoming President. Piers asked Kim what her memories were of him. “He didn’t want anyone to touch his hair. He did his own make-up which was decidedly orange, it’s true. It hasn’t been enhanced, that’s Donald. And we were shooting at the Plaza [Hotel] and he owned the Plaza at the time, and part of the deal with shooting in the Plaza was he had to be in it. He wasn’t supposed to say a line because if you are sort of basically an extra you get paid a certain amount but if you say a line you get more money and of course he said a line.”
Piers said: “I can't imagine, knowing Donald Trump as I do, that he would be in the same room as you for very long without suggesting that maybe you…”
Kim replied: “Never.”
When Piers asked whether Trump hadn’t even tried, Kim said: “I think I'm too smart for him actually. He knows he wouldn’t have a chance.”
Kim on... her work and romantic relationships
When asked whether her work and ambition had impacted on her private life, Kim said: “Hugely. I look back and I think, you know, at the time, there would also be enough time to spend, especially in my relationships, with my partner and there never was, and I never made it a priority. I put work before them.”
Asked whether she regretted doing that, she said: “I remember specifically with my husband Andreas [Lyson, her second husband]. He was offering both of us a wonderful life together but I was just too young.”
Kim on... considering IVF
Kim also spoke about her experience of considering IVF with her third husband Mark [Levinson]. “That was my early 40s and I had just started filming Sex and the City, the chances of getting pregnant with these procedures was, everyone was talking about it. But I thought to myself, ‘wow I have 19 hour days on this series, I have weekends where I finish on Saturday morning. My Monday morning would start at 4.45am and go to one or two in the morning. How could I possibly continue to do that, especially in my early 40s?’ And then I realised what a commitment it was just to the procedures. I thought I don’t think this is going to happen. It was the first moment, it was extraordinary, in my life where I thought maybe I’m just not going to do this.”
When asked whether she felt maternal, Kim said: “Yes I think it’s part of being a woman to have that. But obviously fate, timing, luck, destiny, I don’t know, and that’s when I started mentoring young actresses, in particular, that’s where I thought I have a place to be a mom here, not a biological mom but a mom and an auntie and a friend. And that has really given me so much, as much as I give I get two-fold back.”
Kim on... her boyfriend
Kim explained how she met her boyfriend: “Russell [Thomas] and I met at the BBC, he was working at the BBC and we liked each other. He followed me and I followed him on Twitter, he direct messaged me. It was very, very modern it’s just been very easy.”
Asked whether she was in love: “Yeah, it’s real good, it’s real good. He’s a great guy.”