Luann De Lesseps Shamelessly Pushing To Take Kim Cattrall's Spot In 'Sex And The City' Revival
Are you there, Sarah Jessica Parker? It’s Luann de Lesseps calling! Ever since the first shots from the Sex and the City revival surfaced, the Real Housewives of New York City star has been pushing to get her Manolo Blahnik-clad foot in the door.
On Monday, July 12, the 56-year-old posted a clip to her Instagram from a previous conversation with Bethenny Frankel in which de Lesseps asked Frankel, “Am I the Kim Cattrall of the family, or what?”
She captioned the post, “Well….? 🤷🏻♀️ I’m ready for my closeup @sarahjessicaparker.”
The clip follows another post from the countess in which she photoshopped herself into a picture of Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon on set of the highly anticipated HBO Max revival And Just Like That.
De Lesseps is not the only Bravolebrity looking to make their way into fold of what was previously a fabulous foursome. As OK! exclusively reported, Andy Cohen was hoping to secure a spot in the new series that follows Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes.
"Andy isn’t shy about pitching himself and would love to join SJP in Sex and the City when the show returns," a source told OK! earlier this year. "With Kim Cattrall not returning, and her role as Samantha Jones not being recast, the show is looking to bring in lots of new characters. Andy thinks he would be perfect."
With Cattrall's iconic Samantha Jones gone — not to mention Chris Noth's Mr. Big possibly out of the revival as well, though recent reports say that he will in fact make an appearance — Parker and the gals may be in need of some extra star power as the series progresses.
"There is no doubt many famous New Yorkers, including Andy, will make cameos in the new series," said the OK! source. However, it may be a long shot for the Bravo stars to get in on the act.
"Carrie already has her two best friends on the show, and she doesn’t plan on replacing Mario Cantone or Willie Garson," added the source.
As OK! previously reported, HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys explained how the series plans to tackle the tricky plot twist regarding Samantha's absence.
"They’re not trying to say that these characters are reliving their 30s," she emphasized. "It is very much a story about women in their 50s, and they are dealing with things that people deal with in their 50s."
To that end, "just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave," she continued. "Friendships fade, and new friendships start. So I think it is all very indicative of the real stages, the actual stages of life… They’re trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in her 50s in New York. So it should all feel somewhat organic, and the friends that you have when you’re 30, you may not have when you’re 50."