Sex and the City is known for many things — the female friendship of four strong women, the unpredictable New York City dating scene, and risk-taking fashion. But behind the scenes, the hit HBO series wasn't all tutus and cosmos. Here are the dark secrets the cast of Sex and the City tried to hide.
It's hard to imagine Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon as anything other than best friends. But according to at least some of the cast, that couldn't be further from the truth. In 2004, Cattrall opened up about cast-related financial disputes, telling Friday Night with Jonathan Ross,
"I felt after six years it was time for all of us to participate in the financial windfall of Sex and the City. When they didn't seem keen on that I thought it was time to move on."
Cattrall had hoped to snag $1 million per episode. And while she had reportedly already been making $350,000 per episode — she was likely making significantly less than Parker, who at one point, served as executive producer on the show.
Even the greatest TV shows have their fair share of behind-the-scenes drama. But according to the New York Post, trouble was brewing primarily between Cattrall and Parker, with the latter having allegedly created a mean girls-like clique that left Cattrall feeling left out. Parker addressed the rumored bad blood, telling Marie Claire,
"When you're on set, you're working 90-hour weeks, you're never home, you're exhausted. There are times when all of us have been sensitive, and sometimes feelings get hurt. But I don't have any regrets about how I've treated people."
Cattrall also downplayed the drama at the time. But it would creep up again just a few years later.
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Friends for never | 2:25
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