Cynthia Nixon Shares Who She Thinks Could Replace Kim Cattrall in Sex and the City 3
While appearing on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live Tuesday night, Nixon — who starred as Miranda Hobbes on the hit HBO series — said her Ratched costar Sharon Stone would be a "totally amazing" pick to replace Cattrall as Samantha Jones.
"I think Sharon would be of course totally amazing," Nixon, 54, told host Andy Cohen. "Kim was incredibly great as Samantha, I think Sharon would totally make it her own."
"But I've also heard many people say, including Kim Cattrall herself, that if we were to have a different fourth woman that maybe it would be a woman of color this time," the actress continued. "And I think that would be amazing as well."
During Tuesday night's episode of Watch What Happens Live, Nixon was joined by Stone, 62, who told Cohen it would "be an honor" to work alongside Nixon on Sex and the City 3.
However, she agreed that a woman of color would also be an important step for the movie, should it ever come to fruition. “I think that’s right,” she replied, when Nixon mentioned the possibility.
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Fans have long sought a third installment of the popular franchise, which originally aired as a TV show from 1998 to 2004, and scored two spin-off movies.
“I went past the finish line playing Samantha Jones because I loved Sex and the City,” Cattrall told The Guardian last year. “It was a blessing in so many ways but after the second movie I’d had enough.”
The Filthy Rich star also claimed that she had allegedly faced “bullying” when she turned down the reboot.
“I couldn’t understand why they wouldn’t just replace me with another actress instead of wasting time bullying,” she added. “No means no."
Despite the off-screen drama, Cattrall recently told PEOPLE she looks back fondly on her time with the franchise.
"It was such a special time," Cattrall said. "There was an innocence to it — though it didn't feel innocent while it was happening. To have that kind of timing for women honestly discussing subject matter near and dear to my heart, we needed that."