Sarah Jessica Parker didn't take it lightly when she heard rumors of "catfighting" between her and fellow Sex and the City stars Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis. During a recent appearance on The Howard Stern Show, the actress shot down reports of behind-the-scenes feuding and pointed out the sexist double standard for how male and female friendships are perceived.
"This sort of narrative, this ongoing catfight, it really upset me for a very long time," she said.
She said it bothered her a lot in part because her male castmates weren't subject to the same scrutiny. “It used to really confound me and really upset me because we were part of a family of Sopranos and no one ever questioned the relationships of the men on that show and no one ever said to them, ‘Did you hang out this weekend with each other? Did you give each other Christmas presents?’ ” the 51-year-old actress told Stern. “These were my sisters, these were people that I grew to love and admire.”
She admitted that every day on set wasn't "perfect," and that everyone wasn't always "desperately, hopefully in love with each other" (that actually sounds like it would be a disaster). But she said the cast was "a family of people who needed each other, relied upon each other and loved each other."
TELL 'EM, SARAH.
Sidenote: Were Aidan and Big fighting behind-the-scenes? Because that I'd love to see.
You can listen to the full interview here:
In summation: just because women are interacting or even arguing doesn't mean they hate each other.