Spoiler alert: If you’ve not seen And Just Like That yet, this story contains mild spoilers.Actress Sarah Jessica Parker sat down for a wide-ranging interview with her buddy Andy Cohen on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live last night.Cohen praised her for the success of the recent Sex And The City sequel, And Just Like That, but inevitably, the elephant in the room was addressed: The absence of Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall.Cohen said he loved the way Jones’ absence was handled on the show, and how the character was “kept alive”, even if she did not appear.Parker said she could take no credit for how it played out, apart from her role as an actress in conveying the message.
She credited showrunner Michael Patrick King and the other screenwriters.“Samantha is not gone,” she said. “The actress that played the role is no longer playing that role, but people are absent from your life when you don’t want them to be.
You know, and I thought that in typical Michael Patrick fashion, he threaded it through with grace and dignity and respect and love and affection for that character.“I thought it mimicked many friendships that challenge each other and struggle and want to remain connected in a way, because it’s too painful.”Cohen went on to ask about some other questions viewers had about the show, including why her character, Carrie Bradshaw, wasn’t shown calling 911 when her husband, Big, had a heart attack.“Of course she called 911,” Parker replied, laughing. “Didn’t you see the people behind moving the body?”Cohen said viewers never actually saw her make the call.“That’s an understandable and logical expectation,” said Parker. “It’s suspended animation, this moment where everything stops and then whatever collapsing of.