Kim Cattrall joins How I Met Your Father spin-off… after snubbing the Sex And The City reboot


Kim Cattrall has joined the cast of How I Met Your Father, according to Variety.

The Sex And The City star will play a future version of Hilary Duff’s character Sophie, whose love life will be chronicled in the How I Met Your Mother spin-off for Hulu.

Cattrall’s casting news comes after the actress, 65, declined an invitation to appear in the Sex And The City reboot And Just Like That, which has been filming around NYC for the past several months.

New role: Kim Cattrall has joined the cast of How I Met Your Father

New role: Kim Cattrall has joined the cast of How I Met Your Father

Framed the same was as the Josh Radnor/Jason Segel/Cobie Smulders-lead How I Met Your Mother, How I Met Your Father will follow Duff’s Sophie and her tight-knit group of pals in flashbacks to 2021, when the gang is in the middle of ‘figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.’ (In the original Bob Saget narrated from the future and it’s likely Cattrall’s role could be similar.)

In addition to Hilary, the cast includes Chris Lowell, Tom Ainsley, Tien Tran, Francia Raisa, and Suraj Sharma. 

Cattrall became beloved as the snarky and sexy Samantha Jones during her six season run on the original Sex And The City.

She earned five Emmy nominations for the role and appeared in the two Sex And The City films.

Though playing Samantha accelerated her stardom, Cattrall has been vocal about her feud with her former co-star Sarah Jessica Parker.

In 2019, Kim took a jab at SJP while confirming she would not be returning to the franchise.

Speaking with MailOnline, the beauty made light of her ongoing feud, even hinting the actress wasn’t a ‘good person’.

No thanks: Cattrall's casting news comes after the actress, 65, declined an invitation to appear in the Sex And The City reboot And Just Like That, which has been filming around NYC for the past several months

No thanks: Cattrall’s casting news comes after the actress, 65, declined an invitation to appear in the Sex And The City reboot And Just Like That, which has been filming around NYC for the past several months

Grown up: The Sex And The City star will play a future version of Hilary Duff's character Sophie, whose love life is chronicled in the How I Met Your Mother spin-off for Hulu. Duff is seen on the set of her show Younger in November 2020 above

Grown up: The Sex And The City star will play a future version of Hilary Duff’s character Sophie, whose love life is chronicled in the How I Met Your Mother spin-off for Hulu. Duff is seen on the set of her show Younger in November 2020 above

When asked if there was any chance she’d appear in another Sex and the City movie, she replied ‘Never. It’s a no from me,’ without any hesitation.

‘You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun.’

The previous year, their icy relationship played out on social media after the death of Kim’s brother Chris.

When SJP sent her condolences online, Golden-Globe winner Kim thought the sentiment was disingenuous and posted: ‘My mom asked me today, ‘when will that Sarah Jessica Parker . . . leave you alone?’

‘Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now.’

SJP, 56, has denied a feud, saying she had ‘never uttered an unkind, unsupportive, unfriendly word’.

Kim recently sparked speculation she was shading Sarah when she posted a video of herself with her Sensitive Skin co-star, a dog named Pixel.  

Now and then: Framed the same was as the Josh Radnor/Jason Segel/Cobie Smulders-lead How I Met Your Mother, How I Met Your Father will follow Duff's Sophie and her tight-knit group of pals in flashbacks to 2021

Now and then: Framed the same was as the Josh Radnor/Jason Segel/Cobie Smulders-lead How I Met Your Mother, How I Met Your Father will follow Duff’s Sophie and her tight-knit group of pals in flashbacks to 2021

Stand out: Cattrall became beloved as the snarky and sexy Samantha Jones during her six season run on the original Sex And The City but would later admit to clashing with fellow lead Sarah Jessica Parker

Stand out: Cattrall became beloved as the snarky and sexy Samantha Jones during her six season run on the original Sex And The City but would later admit to clashing with fellow lead Sarah Jessica Parker

‘When your co-star is a real dog,’ she captioned the video.

Fans didn’t miss a beat, as they swiftly flooded the comments to ask if she was ‘throwing shade’ following Kim’s recent refusal to resume her role as Samantha Jones in the SATC reboot.

Kim set her differences with SATC to the side last month when paying tribute to her former co-star Willie Garson, who passed at age 57 following a secret battle with pancreatic cancer.

‘Such sad news and a terribly sad loss to the SATC family. Our condolences and RIP dear Willie xo,’ she tweeted.

The upcoming reboot will see key players Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon return.

End of the road?  While HBO's chief content officer, Casey Bloys, reflected on Samantha's exit, saying: 'Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave' other insiders say Jones hasn't been killed off completely

End of the road?  While HBO’s chief content officer, Casey Bloys, reflected on Samantha’s exit, saying: ‘Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave’ other insiders say Jones hasn’t been killed off completely

HBO’s chief content officer, Casey Bloys, reflected on Samantha’s exit, saying: ‘Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave. Friendships fade and new friendships start.’

And recently, DailyMail.com insiders dished on the fate of Jones, dismissing rumors the character had been killed off.

‘We’ll announce eventually that the show will have a second season. This isn’t a one off, this will be a series,’ they said. ‘It will be quite a while between the first and second series as Sarah Jessica Parker has a busy schedule and we have a lot of work to do to get Kim Cattrall back. 

‘We all miss Kim and we hope she comes back for the second season – the door will never close on her, she is an important part of the franchise,’ they added.

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