LOS ANGELES • Sex And The City will not be back for a third movie, despite years of on-again, off-again plans.
"It's over. We're not doing it," Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Carrie Bradshaw in the television series (1998-2004) and two subsequent feature films (2008 and 2010), told celebrity TV outlet Extra.
"I'm disappointed. We had this beautiful, funny, heartbreaking, joyful, very relatable script and story.
"It's not just disappointing that we don't get to tell the story and have that experience, but more so for that audience that has been so vocal in wanting another movie," she added.
The prospects of a final reunion of the show's four original stars - Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis - have been discussed for years, despite the lukewarm critical reception to the movie sequel Sex And The City 2, which was set in Abu Dhabi.
Parker gave no details about why the plans had been shelved, but Cattrall last Friday shrugged off media reports that she was responsible, while making clear she was not in favour of it. "The only 'DEMAND' I ever made was that I didn't want to do a 3rd film... and that was back in 2016," she wrote on Twitter.
The HBO comedy series won multiple Emmys and was credited with capturing an empowering era for young women, with its frank sex scenes.