Controversial public alliances, cat fights, a Hocus Pocus sequel and a Queer as Folk reboot… with so much tea in one story, anyone would think it was Pride month.
Ok so here is what went down. Get comfy.
Kathy Najimy, who stars in both the original Hocus Pocus movie and its forthcoming sequel, Hocus Pocus 2, alongside Sarah Jessica Parker tweeted a message of support to her “brilliant authentic talented beautiful hilarious” friend… Kim Cattrall.
Arguably a tad awkward as SJP is her co-star in both the iconic OG movie and its highly-anticipated follow-up.
The real clanger, however, is that the show of support came literally hours after The Hollywood Reporter published an interview with Parker, in which she finally addressed Cattrall’s very public past criticism of her. So the internet was convinced the two could not be a coincidence.
Sending love to my brilliant authentic talented beautiful hilarious @kimcatrall1 today..miss you
— Kathy Najimy (@kathynajimy) June 2, 2022
@KimCattrall Sending you alll the love and support in the WORLD today!! one of the best, most authentic humans in the ‘business’ and maybe the world! dinner soooon my love!
— Kathy Najimy (@kathynajimy) June 2, 2022
One user was also quick to point out that Najimy doesn’t follow SJP on Instagram, but is following Kim.
Parker didn’t say anything particularly controversial or negative about Kim at ALL, instead just commenting how it had been “very painful” to hear Cattrall speak negatively about their career-defining Sex and the City era.
“I’ve never uttered fighting words in my life about anybody that I’ve worked with — ever. There is not a ‘fight’ going on. There has been no public dispute or spat or conversations or allegations made by me or anybody on my behalf. I wouldn’t do it. That is not the way I would have it. So I just wish that they would stop calling this a ‘catfight’ or an ‘argument,’ because it doesn’t reflect [reality]. There has been one person talking.”
Parker mentioned how a third SATC movie had been scrapped because of a conflict in ‘demands’ between KC and the studio, Warner Bros.
“They didn’t feel comfortable meeting where she wanted to meet, and so we didn’t do the movie because we didn’t want to do it without Kim”, she noted. Adding that she wasn’t involved in spin-off, And Just Like That..., because Cattrall made clear that she had moved on.
Although the show of support didn’t directly mention SJP, or even any “feud” at all, many folk were left wondering if Najimy’s endorsement was intended more as a rebuttal to some of Parker’s comments, or as one user put it, “The Hocus Pocus 2 press tour’s about to be awkwardddd”.
More twitter reactions below.
Hocus Pocus 2 drops on Disney+ during Halloween 2022.
Meanwhile, in another long-awaited revival, stars of the new Queer As Folk reboot on Peacock, including Cattrall, were out in force last night at the premiere in L.A.
Kim and her co-stars, including Yellowjackets star Juliette Lewis, played up for the cameras and looked to be having a ball at the premier.
Based on the original groundbreaking British 1992 show of the same name which itself spawned a US version, the new show brings queer culture bang up to date with all the colours of the LGBTQ+ spectrum on full display.
The brand new show is the brainchild of Stephen Dunn and co-produced by Russell T. Davies who created the original series as well as It’s A Sin and is on his way back to Doctor Who after the success of his reboot. The new Queer As Folk stars Brodie (Devin Way), Ruthie (Jesse James Keitel), Mingus (Fin Argus), Shar (Candace Grace), Julian (Ryan O’Connell), and Noah (Johnny Sibilly).
Queer as Folk debuts next Thursday June 9 on Peacock. Watch the full trailer now! Find some of Twitters reactions to the SJP/ Najimy drama below too.
— Donna Marie (@DonnaMarie6321) June 3, 2022
Not Kathy Najimy joining in on the SJP / KC feud!!! The Hocus Pocus 2 press tour’s about to be awkwardddd
— Green Slime 1999 (@GreenSlime1999) June 2, 2022
Kathy Najimy with that silent shade. I love to see it. https://t.co/dGWjATq0zW
— Dutch Hulen (@dutchhulen) June 3, 2022
Gagging her a bit pic.twitter.com/RZb53lwnjX
— Noah Cassiel (@NCassiel) June 3, 2022
Ooooo I would have loved to be a fly on the wall. She also doesn’t follow SJP on IG but is following Kim. 👀🪰
— Tyler Herman (@TylerHerman13) June 2, 2022
— Miss Frizzle’s Bus (@SceneByAshlix) June 3, 2022