And Just Like That... star Nicole Ari Parker responds to 'crazy fan' claims she has replaced Kim Cattrall on reboot: 'They're very protective'

Sex and the City reboot star Nicole Ari Parker responded to fan claims she hd replaced Kim Cattrall on And Just Like That.... 

The 51-year-old actress spoke about dealing with fans who remained 'protective' over the show and the original core cast — namely Cattrall's Samantha Jones — who declined to sign on for the reboot.  

'I got a taste of the crazy fans that this show has,' Parker said while discussing her casting and the HBO Max show on E!'s Daily Pop

Samantha Jones 2.0? ...And Just Like That's Nicole Ari Parker actress spoke about dealing with fans who remained 'protective' over the show and accused her of 'replacing' Kim Cattrall's beloved character Samantha Jones on the reboot; pictured July 2021
Iconic: Many had been critical of a Sex and the City world without Cattrall's beloved character after she declined to sign on for the reboot

Samantha Jones 2.0? ...And Just Like That's Nicole Ari Parker actress spoke about dealing with fans who remained 'protective' over the show and accused her of 'replacing' Kim Cattrall's beloved character Samantha Jones on the reboot

Parker — who plays newcomer Lisa Todd Wexley on the show — is a fellow mom friend of Kristin Davis' Charlotte York. 

Though there are several new castmates on the show, fans were quick to hone in on Parker as what they felt was a 'replacement' for Samantha (in Cattrall's absence) — which she had maintained was 'not true at all.' 

'They're very protective of the series and all these things. And I just appreciated it all,' she shared in Thursday chat.

Fans have felt the gaping absence of Cattrall's sex-crazed character — who was said to have moved to London in the reboot. 

Iconic foursome: Sex and The City had the foursome of Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Cattrall at its core from 1998 to 2004, as well as spinoff movies

Iconic foursome: Sex and The City had the foursome of Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Cattrall at its core from 1998 to 2004, as well as spinoff movies

Newcomer: Though there are several new castmates on the show, fans were quick to hone in on Parker's character Lisa Todd Wexler as what they felt was a 'replacement' for Samanta (in Cattrall's absence) ¿ which she had maintained was 'not true at all'; pictured August 31

Newcomer: Though there are several new castmates on the show, fans were quick to hone in on Parker's character Lisa Todd Wexler as what they felt was a 'replacement' for Samanta (in Cattrall's absence) — which she had maintained was 'not true at all'; pictured August 31

Trusty trio: Nicole's casting was announced shortly after Cattrall's exit was confirmed, causing critical viewers to falsely mistake that she was set to be the group's new 'fourth'; Davis, Parker, Nixon pictured July 20

Trusty trio: Nicole's casting was announced shortly after Cattrall's exit was confirmed, causing critical viewers to falsely mistake that she was set to be the group's new 'fourth'; Davis, Parker, Nixon pictured July 20

As she declined to reprise her role of Samantha  amid chatter of animosity between she and Sarah Jessica Parker, writers and creator Darren Starr had to get crafty. 

The foursome — which also includes Cynthia Nixon's Miranda Hobbes — became a trio in the reboot, to many fans dismay. 

Nicole's casting was announced shortly after Cattrall's exit was confirmed, causing critical viewers to falsely mistake that she was set to be the group's new 'fourth.'

'When it first came out that I was replacing the Samantha character—which is not true at all, so please write that, Nicole told the Hollywood Reporter back in October. 'I have been yelled at...I've also been attacked with love,' she shared.  

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Nicole Ari Parker responds to fan claims she's replaced Kim Cattrall on Sex and the City reboot

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