"It's odd, isn't it? I don't know how to feel about it," Cattrall stated of how Samantha's absence was defined within the new collection. "It's so finite for me, so it doesn't continue. This feels like an echo of the past." (HBO Max and CNN are each a part of Warner Bros. Discovery.)
Of her choice to maneuver on from the franchise years earlier than the brand new collection, Cattrall stated it's "a great wisdom to know when enough is enough."
"I also didn't want to compromise what the show was to me. The way forward seemed clear," she stated.
Part of Samantha stays with Cattrall, she stated, including that "I played her, and I loved her. I felt ultimately protective of her."
She stated she's pleased with her time as Samantha.
"It's rare in my business -- people wanting more, especially at 65. That feels powerful, that I've left something behind that I'm so proud of. I loved her. I loved her so, so, so much. It's tough competition. The original show is in all of our imaginations. But for me, it feels clean."
Cattrall was honored The Actors Fund, the nonprofit that gives monetary and well being help to performers and crew, throughout Variety's Power of Women dinner on Thursday, the place she inspired the viewers to chart their very own paths.
"Saying no to the past is saying yes to the future, because you are the screenwriter in the movie of your own life," she stated.
Cattrall at present stars in Hulu's "How I Met Your Father" and Peacock's "Queer as Folk."