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Caitlyn Jenner in talks to appear in Sex and the City reboot on HBO Max amid inclusivity efforts

Caitlyn Jenner has long possessed star power, from the track to reality television.

And the retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete is also ready to dip her toes back into acting.

She’s in talks to appear in the highly-anticipated Sex and the City reboot on HBO Max, amid efforts to make the new installment more inclusive… and with Kim Cattrall leaving a vacancy in the cast.

The 71-year-old is reportedly at the top of the list of potential cameos for the reboot, according to The Mirror

Inclusive cameo: Caitlyn Jenner is in talks to appear in the highly-anticipated Sex and the City reboot on HBO Max, amid efforts to make the new installment more inclusive (pictured in February, 2019)

Inclusive cameo: Caitlyn Jenner is in talks to appear in the highly-anticipated Sex and the City reboot on HBO Max, amid efforts to make the new installment more inclusive (pictured in February, 2019)

Inclusive cameo: Caitlyn Jenner is in talks to appear in the highly-anticipated Sex and the City reboot on HBO Max, amid efforts to make the new installment more inclusive (pictured in February, 2019)

Jenner, who’s appeared in the 1980 film Can’t Stop the Music and the classic cop show CHiPs, has recently gotten back into acting with the upcoming indie sitcom Duke of the Valley, based on Dick Van Patten’s memoirs. 

A source said: ‘Caitlyn has been a media fixture in one way or another for going on 50 years. She’s really perfect for an appearance. They want new faces for the show, but they want people viewers actually know and care about too.’ 

It comes after an insider told The Mail On Sunday: ‘Samantha isn’t coming back but we are introducing two new characters, strong and feisty women of color, who will help introduce the show to a new generation of viewers and more accurately reflect the world we live in.’ 

First choice: The 71-year-old is reportedly at the top of the list of potential cameos for the reboot, with Kim Cattrall leaving a vacancy in the cast

First choice: The 71-year-old is reportedly at the top of the list of potential cameos for the reboot, with Kim Cattrall leaving a vacancy in the cast

First choice: The 71-year-old is reportedly at the top of the list of potential cameos for the reboot, with Kim Cattrall leaving a vacancy in the cast

Return to acting: Jenner, who's appeared in the 1980 film Can't Stop the Music and the classic cop show CHiPs, has recently gotten back into acting with the upcoming indie sitcom Duke of the Valley, based on Dick Van Patten's memoirs (pictured in November, 2019)

Return to acting: Jenner, who's appeared in the 1980 film Can't Stop the Music and the classic cop show CHiPs, has recently gotten back into acting with the upcoming indie sitcom Duke of the Valley, based on Dick Van Patten's memoirs (pictured in November, 2019)

Return to acting: Jenner, who’s appeared in the 1980 film Can’t Stop the Music and the classic cop show CHiPs, has recently gotten back into acting with the upcoming indie sitcom Duke of the Valley, based on Dick Van Patten’s memoirs (pictured in November, 2019)

Household name: A source said: 'Caitlyn has been a media fixture in one way or another for going on 50 years. She's really perfect for an appearance. They want new faces for the show, but they want people viewers actually know and care about too' (pictured in January, 2020)

Household name: A source said: 'Caitlyn has been a media fixture in one way or another for going on 50 years. She's really perfect for an appearance. They want new faces for the show, but they want people viewers actually know and care about too' (pictured in January, 2020)

Household name: A source said: ‘Caitlyn has been a media fixture in one way or another for going on 50 years. She’s really perfect for an appearance. They want new faces for the show, but they want people viewers actually know and care about too’ (pictured in January, 2020)

Although the iconic HBO series and its subsequent spinoffs have been beloved by fans for decades, some of its material hasn’t aged well. 

Star Sarah Jessica Parker, 55, addressed the show’s mostly white cast to The Hollywood Reporter in September of 2018: ‘You couldn’t make it today because of the lack of diversity on screen. I personally think it would feel bizarre.’

She said of a potential reboot with a new cast: ‘It wouldn’t be a reboot as I understand it. If you came back and did six episodes, you’d have to acknowledge the city is not hospitable to those same ideas. 

‘You’d look like you were generationally removed from reality, but it would be certainly interesting to see four diverse women experiencing NYC their way… It would be interesting and very worthwhile exploring, but it couldn’t be the same.’ 

She recently clarified that there will not be a fourth main character replacing Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones, after the British actress refused to return to the franchise.

Lack of diversity: Although the iconic HBO series and its subsequent spinoffs have been beloved by fans for decades, some of its material hasn't aged well, as Sarah Jessica Parker, 55, said in September of 2018: 'You couldn't make it today because of the lack of diversity on screen'

Lack of diversity: Although the iconic HBO series and its subsequent spinoffs have been beloved by fans for decades, some of its material hasn't aged well, as Sarah Jessica Parker, 55, said in September of 2018: 'You couldn't make it today because of the lack of diversity on screen'

Lack of diversity: Although the iconic HBO series and its subsequent spinoffs have been beloved by fans for decades, some of its material hasn’t aged well, as Sarah Jessica Parker, 55, said in September of 2018: ‘You couldn’t make it today because of the lack of diversity on screen’

Not returning: Cattrall, 64, frequently stole the show as sex symbol and publicist to the stars Samantha Jones, and her absence in the new series comes after a years-long feud with her costars

Not returning: Cattrall, 64, frequently stole the show as sex symbol and publicist to the stars Samantha Jones, and her absence in the new series comes after a years-long feud with her costars

Not returning: Cattrall, 64, frequently stole the show as sex symbol and publicist to the stars Samantha Jones, and her absence in the new series comes after a years-long feud with her costars

Secret feud: After years of the cast playing coy about rumors of a hostile set, Cattrall said of Parker in October of 2017: 'I think she could've been nicer. I really think she could've been nicer. I don't know what her issue is'

Secret feud: After years of the cast playing coy about rumors of a hostile set, Cattrall said of Parker in October of 2017: 'I think she could've been nicer. I really think she could've been nicer. I don't know what her issue is'

Secret feud: After years of the cast playing coy about rumors of a hostile set, Cattrall said of Parker in October of 2017: ‘I think she could’ve been nicer. I really think she could’ve been nicer. I don’t know what her issue is’

In perfect Carrie Bradshaw fashion, she told YouTuber Adam Glyn: ‘We’re not looking to create a fourth character, we have New York City as a fourth character and it will be an interesting new character that we are excited about.’ 

Candace Bushnell, 62, who wrote the 1996 book on which the show is based, said the new installment work without Samantha, recently telling Page Six: ‘You know what, I think it’s fine. Kim is a grown woman. She is 64 and she’s made a decision that I’m sure she has 10 very good reasons for and I respect her for that.’

She added: ‘Kim should be happy — and I think she is happy. I think that her character Samantha is always going to be an inspiration to them. So somehow, I imagine she’ll be there in spirit and as an inspiration that gives them a chance of exploring sexuality with different characters.’ 

Parker starred in the original series and two movies as sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw, alongside Cynthia Nixon, 54, as career-driven attorney Miranda Hobbes, and Kristin Davis, 55, as marriage and family-oriented gallery director Charlotte York.

Cattrall, 64, frequently stole the show as sex symbol and publicist to the stars Samantha Jones, and her absence in the new series comes after a years-long feud with her costars. 

Where are they now? Parker took to Instagram last weekend with a teaser for the new series, writing: 'I couldn’t help but wonder... where are they now? X, SJ'

Where are they now? Parker took to Instagram last weekend with a teaser for the new series, writing: 'I couldn’t help but wonder... where are they now? X, SJ'

Where are they now? Parker took to Instagram last weekend with a teaser for the new series, writing: ‘I couldn’t help but wonder… where are they now? X, SJ’

Famous city: The short clip shared by Parker and her co-stars includes sights and sounds of the city, cut with shots of a computer screen as leading lady Carrie Bradshaw types away

Famous city: The short clip shared by Parker and her co-stars includes sights and sounds of the city, cut with shots of a computer screen as leading lady Carrie Bradshaw types away

Famous city: The short clip shared by Parker and her co-stars includes sights and sounds of the city, cut with shots of a computer screen as leading lady Carrie Bradshaw types away

The story continues: 'And just like that...' she writes, referencing a frequent preface used by Carrie in the show's narration, before typing: 'The story continues...'

The story continues: 'And just like that...' she writes, referencing a frequent preface used by Carrie in the show's narration, before typing: 'The story continues...'

The story continues: ‘And just like that…’ she writes, referencing a frequent preface used by Carrie in the show’s narration, before typing: ‘The story continues…’

DailyMail.com reported in September of 2017 that a third movie was axed, after Cattrall demanded that Warner Bros produce other movies she had in development, and they refused.

After years of the cast playing coy about rumors of a hostile set, she told Piers Morgan that October that she and her co-stars had ‘never been friends.’ 

She added: ‘This is really where I take to task the people from Sex and the City, and specifically Sarah Jessica Parker. I think she could’ve been nicer. I really think she could’ve been nicer. I don’t know what her issue is.’

Although a subsequent New York Post article detailed some ‘mean girl’ behavior toward Cattrall from the other three, Parker maintained that she was ‘heartbroken’ by the falling out, telling pal Andy Cohen: ‘I found it very upsetting because that’s not the way I recall our experience.’

Parker took to Instagram last weekend with a teaser for the new series, writing: ‘I couldn’t help but wonder… where are they now? X, SJ’  

The short clip shared by Parker and her co-stars includes sights and sounds of the city, cut with shots of a computer screen as leading lady Carrie Bradshaw types away.

Coming soon: Michael Patrick King joins Parker, Nixon and Davis as executive producers on the 10-episode limited series, which is titled And Just Like That…, kicking off production in late spring in New York City

New chapter: The half-hour series sees the familiar faces navigating life, love and friendship in their 50s, which proves to be even more complicated than it was in their 30s

New chapter: The half-hour series sees the familiar faces navigating life, love and friendship in their 50s, which proves to be even more complicated than it was in their 30s

New chapter: The half-hour series sees the familiar faces navigating life, love and friendship in their 50s, which proves to be even more complicated than it was in their 30s

Familiar faces: Parker starred in the original series as sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw, alongside Nixon, 54, as career-driven attorney Miranda Hobbes, and Davis, 55, as marriage and family-oriented gallery director Charlotte York

Familiar faces: Parker starred in the original series as sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw, alongside Nixon, 54, as career-driven attorney Miranda Hobbes, and Davis, 55, as marriage and family-oriented gallery director Charlotte York

Familiar faces: Parker starred in the original series as sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw, alongside Nixon, 54, as career-driven attorney Miranda Hobbes, and Davis, 55, as marriage and family-oriented gallery director Charlotte York

‘And just like that…’ she writes, referencing a frequent preface used by Carrie in the show’s narration, before typing: ‘The story continues…’ 

Michael Patrick King joins Parker, Nixon and Davis as executive producers on the 10-episode limited series, which is titled And Just Like That…, kicking off production in late spring in New York City.

The half-hour series sees the familiar faces navigating life, love and friendship in their 50s, which proves to be even more complicated than it was in their 30s. 

Parker, Nixon, Davis and Cattrall starred in the HBO series, which ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2004, before returning for two theatrical-released films in 2008 and 2010. 

AnnaSophia Robb starred as Carrie and Lindsey Gort played Samantha in CW’s The Carrie Diaries, which ran for two seasons from 2013 to 2014, based on Bushnell’s prequel book.

Squad goals: The HBO series ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2004, before the cast returned for two theatrical-released films in 2008 and 2010

Squad goals: The HBO series ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2004, before the cast returned for two theatrical-released films in 2008 and 2010

Squad goals: The HBO series ran for six seasons from 1998 to 2004, before the cast returned for two theatrical-released films in 2008 and 2010

Young Carrie: AnnaSophia Robb starred as Carrie and Lindsey Gort played Samantha in CW's The Carrie Diaries, which ran for two seasons from 2013 to 2014, based on Bushnell's prequel book

Young Carrie: AnnaSophia Robb starred as Carrie and Lindsey Gort played Samantha in CW's The Carrie Diaries, which ran for two seasons from 2013 to 2014, based on Bushnell's prequel book

Young Carrie: AnnaSophia Robb starred as Carrie and Lindsey Gort played Samantha in CW’s The Carrie Diaries, which ran for two seasons from 2013 to 2014, based on Bushnell’s prequel book

Source: Daily Mail US

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