Monday, October 02, 2017

Samantha Who?

I've written about my obsession with roles that get recast on television shows. (I'm obsessed because it bothers me so much -- I still can't accept Fake Darrin!) Now that Kim Cattrall has (wisely) said she has no interest in doing a third "Sex and the City" film, people on my friend Matt's Facebook page have been joking around about who should step into Samantha Jones's Jimmy Choos.

 I'm with Matt -- Team Priscilla Barnes(!), who sort of has experience in this department. 

I wouldn't have guessed it, but Jean seems like a smart choice based on these side-by-side photos ...

Think of the "Wiki leaks" jokes Pamela could bring to the role ...

Madonna does have a bit of the mannequin thing going for her!

And Willam -- of "Nip/Tuck" and "RuPaul's Drag Race" fame -- certainly has the dialogue down ...

Or they could pull a Ginger Grant from "Rescue From Gilligan's Island" and cast someone who is younger now (Kaley Cuoco) than Kim was when the original "Sex and the City" aired! 

Sharon Stone could work!

But the most obvious choice might just be Christina Aguilera, who could put that "Burlesque" fiasco behind her once and for all by being better at the role than Kim was! 

Who do YOU like in the role?


Kim Cattrall was asked about the controversy and this to say: 
"At this very moment, it's quite extraordinary 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," Cattrall told Piers Morgan on his British show "Life Stories." "And this is really where I take to task the people from 'Sex and the City' and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker, in that I think she could have been nicer. I really think she could have been nicer. I don't know what her issue is. I never have."
"This isn't about more money, this is not about more scenes," she said. "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."


James Dwight Williamson said...

Kim Catrall was in Porkys and Porkys two. She howled like a dog during sex. She is no Shakespearean prodigy. She is jealous that SJP gets all the profits. So take another one for the team Kim . Take the role and shut your ungrateful mouth, for once!

jaragon said...

Sharon Stone

Larry said...

Kinda moot point now. No go on new movie.

Samantha Ponzillo said...

SATC's Samantha survived breast cancer. I wouldn't be surprised if writers would make the decision to kill off the character in order to continue the franchise.

J.Me said...

What they could do is kill off Samantha after losing her battle with cancer. They could then bring in her younger sister, played by Lindsey Gort, who portrayed the younger version of Samantha on CW's short-lived "The Carrie Diaries".