By Cassie Carpenter For Dailymail.Com
06:33 22 Aug 2023, updated 06:45 22 Aug 2023
Golden Globe winner Kim Cattrall enjoyed a couple slices of cake at her 67th birthday celebration on Monday – three days ahead of her highly-anticipated cameo on Max’s And Just Like That.
The ‘Liverpool-born, Canadian-bred New Yorker’ shared a couple Instagram posts set to The Beatles’ 1968 Birthday song and she quoted a line of dialogue from Ridley Scott’s 2000 hit movie Gladiator.
‘Imagine where you will be and it will be so,’ Oscar winner Russell Crowe famously said in a rousing speech as general-turned-slave-turned-gladiator Maximus Decimus Meridius.
Kim’s posts received glowing comments from Hocus Pocus 2 star Kathy Najimy, stylist Phillip Bloch, We’re Here co-creator Johnnie Ingram, and chef Ryan Scott.
Cattrall likely spent her special day with her British beau since 2016 – former BBC staffer Russell Thomas – who’s reportedly 14 years her junior.
‘I love him, and he was worth waiting for,’ the thrice-divorced About My Father actress gushed to People back in 2020.
‘It’s just so easy. I’m very comfortable around him. He’s a firecracker and he’s got a wicked sense of humor. And he’s easy on the eyes!’
In the newly-released teaser for the And Just Like That season two finale – airing this Thursday – author Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) receives a phone call from her fired publicist and elusive friend from London, Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall).
Kim was said to have negotiated a lucrative deal directly with Max chairman-CEO Casey Bloys for her to return for one solo car scene, and it was a very closed set.
Cattrall reportedly enlisted former Sex and the City costume designer Patricia Field – whom she calls ‘my dearest friend and collaborator’ – to select the perfect designer costume for the scene.
Evan Handler – who plays Harry Goldenblatt – told People on June 4: ‘Apparently, [her cameo] was shot in the garage somewhere with no contact with anybody, so the only place I have to welcome her is into my living room when it airs on television.’
In the HBO series – which spanned 1998-2004 – Samantha was the most sexed yet the least judgmental of Carrie’s friends – even after her affair with then-married Mr. Big (Chris Noth).
And who could forget the touching scene when Jones spoonfed soup to a despondent Bradshaw on her Mexican honeymoon (sans her flaky groom) in the 2008 flick Sex and the City: The Movie.
Sarah, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis all earned $10M paychecks to executive produce and star in the first season of the Sex and the City continuation – according to Variety.
But there was clearly bad blood between the Glamorous producer-star and the 58-year-old Emmy winner, which exploded on Instagram in 2018 when she accused Parker of expressing faux concern over the death of her brother Chris.
‘Everything is on Google, so I encourage you to Google it, about anything that I’ve said [about her],’ Kim told the Los Angeles Times in 2020.
‘I feel that that was then, and when I look at what’s going on around me, I just don’t have any regrets.’
Parker denied ever having a feud with her Cattrall over their six seasons of Sex and the City and two films.
‘I think we both felt like it had taken on a life and it didn’t matter how many people denied it,’ the former child star lamented on The Howard Stern Show in 2016.
‘These were my sisters. These were people that I grew to love and admire. And was every day perfect? Were people always desperately, hopelessly in love with each other? No but this is a family of people who needed each other, relied upon each other, and loved each other. And this sort of narrative, this ongoing cat fight, it really used to upset me for a very long time.’
SCRAPS AND THE CITY: HOW DID KIM AND SARAH’S FEUD BEGIN?
May 2008: SJP defended Kim when she was asked whether she supported her decision to delay the filming of the first SATC movie due to salary disputes
December 2009: Kim and Cynthia Nixon attend SJP’s premier for Did You Hear About The Morgans? in a show of support and SJP tells Elle that she wouldn’t have done the SATC film without Kim
January 2010: In an interview with the Mail, Kim expressed her exasperation over the never-ending feud rumours saying ‘People don’t want to believe that we get on’
May 2010: Kim admits that ‘sometimes feelings get hurt’ during grueling filming hours due to the amount of time the women spent together
August 2016: SJP wishes Kim a happy 60th birthday and addresses her as her ‘old friend’
October 2016: Kim once again defends feud rumours but admits not every day working together is easy or perfect
September 2017: SJP confirmed a third SATC movie… and then announced it was happening
Willie Garson, who played Carrie’s BFF Stan tweeted, ‘Disappointed for all crew holding on for negotiations to conclude for their jobs, and of course, for the fans. Leave it at that. #Truth.’
October 2017: Kim Tells Piers Morgan that SJP ‘could have been nicer’ about the SATC 3 demise
February 2018: Kim blasts ‘cruel’ SJP and says she is not a friend nor family to her