Kim Cattrall 'wanted to be paid the same as Sarah Jessica Parker' on Sex And ...

In Sex And The City, Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte and Samantha were the best of friends.

But offscreen that simply wasn't the case for the four actresses who played them. Now cast and crew members from the much-loved show are sharing their views on why Kim Cattrall has such animosity towards the franchise, in which she starred for six years, before returning for two movies.

They claim Kim was upset she was paid less than Sarah Jessica Parker, who played the main character Carrie Bradshaw.

Not close: Kim Cattrall was not friends with her co-stars on Sex And The City behind the scenes, and wanted to be paid the same as Sarah Jessica Parker, insiders say

Not close: Kim Cattrall was not friends with her co-stars on Sex And The City behind the scenes, and wanted to be paid the same as Sarah Jessica Parker, insiders say

Speaking on the Origins podcast, Sex And The City executive producer Michael Patrick King confirmed Sarah Jessica was paid more than her co-stars, in line with her status as the show's star.

'The show doesn't exist if Sarah Jessica wasn't the blonde star of the show, that's number one,' he said. 'Kim was not at the height of her career, Kristin was under her in terms of notability, Cynthia was a theater actress and their contracts reflected that status.'

But while Cynthia Nixon who played Miranda and Kristin Davis who played Charlotte were fine with this distinction, Kim, who had a movie career before joining the cast, never got over it. 

Long term co-stars: Speaking on the Origins podcast, Sex And The City executive producer Michael Patrick King explained Sarah Jessica was paid more than her co-stars; seen are Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall

Long term co-stars: Speaking on the Origins podcast, Sex And The City executive producer Michael Patrick King explained Sarah Jessica was paid more than her co-stars; seen are Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall

'As the show progressed, the characters, everybody grew, it became a family,' King said. 'Kristin, Cynthia, and Sarah Jessica became one group, and Kim never joined mentally. Kristin and Cynthia went in the light, they became those two ladies, they understood it was Sarah Jessica's name, look at the posters.'

And even when given pay rises, Kim was unhappy with her salary - because she knew Sarah Jessica got more.

'I guess for Kim it didn't matter how much the raise became if there was never parity, but there was never going to be parity.' 

In September last year DailyMailTV exclusively revealed that  just days before filming of the third Sex And The City movie was set to start, Kim pulled out.

She was said to have demanded Warner Bros produce other movies she had in development or she wouldn't sign up for the project - something she has denied.

Journalist James Andrew Miller shared a further revelation about the planned plot on his podcastOrigins during four

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