In journalist James Andrew Miller's deep dive podcast interview with 'Sex and the City' stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Noth, Kristin Davis and more, it was revealed that the script for the third 'Sex and the City' movie had Mr. Big (Noth) die early on from a heart attack in the shower.
The movie ultimately never happened because Kim Cattrall would not sign on, which Miller claims is because the focus would have been predominantly on the widowed Carrie rather than Samantha Jones. Cattrall had also previously said she wanted to move on from the series.
"We negotiated in good faith," SJP told Miller. "I e-mailed her, I tried to reach out to her and say like, 'We want you part of this. You’re an integral part, of course you are. I hope when you read this script you’ll see the beauty, the joy, the heartbreak in it that I see, that we have seen.
"But I can’t force her to see it, but we did negotiate through the process and ultimately the studio said, ‘We can’t meet those asks of hers,'" Parker said. "So then it’s over, but that’s not a character assassination, that’s just the way business works."
Not sure we could have taken the tragedy of it all to be honest, although could have been an interesting direction to go.