“I was really excited about the idea,” Sarah Jessica Parker told ET about the small cameo that leaked earlier this month. Samantha will reportedly share a phone call with Parker’s Carrie at the end of the season. Could that hint at the possibility of more in Season 3?
“I thought it was a really good idea and I was thrilled that, you know, we could make it happen and that it worked for her and it’s just really nice to see,” said Parker. “It’s really nice. I was really pleased.”
Parker told The Daily Mail, “We’ve been really thoughtful about the ways in which we’ve, you know, approached characters that hadn’t been around, the ways we have invited actors back and it’s been, you know, really fun and exciting and certainly nostalgic, but I think more than that, it’s been a lot of joy.”
Like their real-life counterparts, Carrie and Samantha’s friendship is on the rocks — in the fictional world, it’s over a business disagreement. While Cattrall was not involved with AJLT Season 1, Samantha did “appear” via text exchanges with Samantha.
According to Parker, their long-distance, fractured friendship will continue to feature in the second season. Last fans knew, Samantha was living in London, with the pair planning to meet in Paris for drinks.
“I think it reflects the relationship that we’ve been sharing via text for last season and this season,” Parker told ET. “You know, this is a hugely important relationship for Carrie, it’s been filled with affection.”
She went on to note, “We just thought it was a really nice idea to put a face to the text, really in large part to celebrate the 25 years of [SATC].” She called it a “lovely nod” landing in a “sentimental moment.”