The Real Reason This Sex And The City Star Thinks He Wasn't Asked Back For The Reboot

To the delight of many fans, HBO's "Sex and the City" reboot will reunite much of the show's original cast, including Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw, Kristin Davis as Charlotte York Goldenblatt, and Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes, (via Insider). However, one notable star of the hit series is missing from the reboot's cast, and in a recent interview, the actor explained why he believes he wasn't invited back. 


Speaking to the Daily Front Row, "Sex and the City" star Jason Lewis — who portrayed Samantha Jones' young model boyfriend, Smith Jerrod, in the show and movies — revealed that he wasn't contacted to appear in the HBO Max revival. "I have not, but I would be the last to know!" he shared. "As much as I appreciate the flattery, the conversation is about the girls."

When asked whether or not the characters of Samantha and Smith would still be together, he responded, "Umm, no. I don't. I think that they moved away from each other. I think they was only going to go towards a bigger ego, and Samantha was there to be a big character. But I think they'd still like each other!"

Jason Lewis isn't the only actor not returning

According to Page Six, Jason Lewis isn't the only original cast member to not have been asked back, and actor Chris Noth — otherwise known as Carrie Bradshaw's on-and-off love interest Mr. Big — was not approached to be involved in the 10-episode HBO reboot. 


As for the main cast, Kim Cattrall also won't be appearing in the "Sex and the City" revival as fan favorite Samantha Jones. According to the BBC, HBO Max did not confirm why Cattrall wasn't cast in the series. However, due to her public falling out with former co-star Sarah Jessica Parker in recent years, the news should come as little surprise. 

During a previous appearance on "Piers Morgan's Life Stories" in the U.K., Cattrall claimed that the show's main cast were "never friends" during it's original run, adding that the answer to appearing in any future "Sex and the City" reboots or movie sequels "was always no and a respectful and firm no," (via The Independent).

News of HBO Max's "Sex and the City" reboot — titled "And Just Like That" — was confirmed by Parker in January 2021, who shared a teaser clip of the new series on Instagram along with a caption that read, "I couldn't help but wonder... where are they now? X."