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Kim Cattrall: Sarah Jessica Parker 'exploiting' brother's death

Kim Cattrall: Sarah Jessica Parker 'exploiting' brother's death

Kim Cattrall held nothing back when taking a shot at her longtime enemy and former co-star Sarah Jessica Parker.

The actress took to Instagram to slam Parker, 52, for sending condolences about the death of her brother, Chris Cattrall, this week, writing: "stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your 'nice girl' persona."

"My Mom asked me today 'When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?' Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now," Cattrall, 61, wrote on Instagram Saturday morning, along with an image of text that read, "I don't need your love or support at this tragic time @sarahjessicaparker."

"Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven't already) You are not my family. You are not my friend," she continued.

Cattrall's brother Chris was reported missing on Feb. 3, and a day later she took to Instagram to announce his sudden passing.

After the news broke, her "Sex and the City" co-stars offered their condolences, including Parker.

"Dearest Kim, my love and condolences to you and yours and Godspeed to your beloved brother. Xx," Parker commented on Cattrall's post.

She later told Entertainment Tonight that she just wanted Cattrall to know she was thinking of her in this trying time.

"If somebody in your life, whether you're in touch with them or not, (is) suffering for any reason, it's involuntary that you want to convey condolences or sadness or just let someone know you're thinking about them," she told ET on Feb. 8.

Cattrall and Parker starred on the hit show "Sex and the City" from 1998 to 2004, and the comedy led to two spin-off movies — one in 2008 and a second in 2010.

The cast, which also featured Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, have been continuously asked about the possibility of a third flick, but the drama between Cattrall and Parker always ended up taking over the headlines.

After the Daily Mail ran an article in September 2017 citing that Cattrall's demands were holding up a third movie, she instantly tweeted that the only demand she made was that she didn't want to do another movie at all.

Parker told Extra days later: "It's over... we're not doing it."

She added, "I'm disappointed."

The pair's feud dates back to early salary disputes at the end of the series in 2004. Rumors swirled that Parker was annoyed that Cattrall was holding up production with her demands.

Cattrall told Jonathan Ross at the time the series ended in '04, she demanded more money and when creators "didn't seem keen on that," she decided to move on. The first movie was supposed to film right after the series ended, but was delayed nearly four years as Cattrall reportedly demanded more money, according to E! News.

Parker addressed Cattrall's decision to ask for money, and supported it, in interviews with The Telegraph in 2008. HBO CEO Chris Albrecht commented on the dispute, noting that the "other" actresses wanted to keep up with Parker, but she was the bigger star. Parker was also listed as an executive producer on the series and the films. "When you're keeping people for years, you have to continue to pay them more money," he told Marie Claire in 2008. "Sarah was becoming more and more famous, and her salary increased beyond what was contractually committed, which is normal for hit shows. The other actresses wanted to keep up."

In a 2010 interview with The Daily Mail, Cattrall addressed the rumors created by the public that she and Parker were enemies, saying "people don't want to believe that we get on."

"They have too much invested in the idea of two strong, successful women fighting with each other. It makes for juicy gossip and cop," she said. "The truth of us being friends and getting along and happily doing our jobs together is nowhere near as newsworthy. I think Sarah is fantastic. She is a born leader and she guides the crew and the cast in such a strong but gentle way. She and I are sick of this. It's exhausting talking about it, and a real bore. Next?"

In an interview shortly after, the women appeared in an issue of Marie Claire ahead of the second film, and Parker was once again asked if there was any bad blood between her and Cattrall.

She admitted that "feelings get hurt" on set since they spend so much time together.

"There are times when all of us have been sensitive and sometimes feelings get hurt. But I don't have any regrets about how I've treated people," Parker told Marie Claire.

The two continued to attribute their drama and supposed feuding the media's want to pit women against each other.

"This sort of narrative, this ongoing catfight, it really upset me for a very long time," Parker said on "Howard Stern" in 2016.

It wasn't until news broke that "SATC 3" wasn't happening that Cattrall started to publicly voice her anger with Parker's behavior. 

She told Piers Morgan during an interview on his ITV show "Life Stories" that she was not demanding or a diva.

"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," Cattrall said. "I really think she could have been nicer. I don't know what her issue is, I never have."

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