Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis (Photo: Jim Spellman/Getty Images)

Sarah Jessica Parker has stayed mum for years about her alleged feud with former Sex and the City costar Kim Cattrall, but in a new interview, the actress known for her role as Carrie Bradshaw, explained why Cattrall wasn’t invited to And Just Like That…, the SATC reboot.

“It’s pretty simple, you know? I’ll be as clear as I can. It’s very hard to talk about the situation with Kim because I’ve been so careful about not ever wanting to say anything that is unpleasant,” Parker said on The Hollywood Reporter‘s Awards Chatter podcast.

She said that though it was all good between the cast members while they filmed the iconic series and, later, the two films, things took a turn when Cattrall began making certain demands about the third film. Because of those demands, Parker claimed, they didn’t end up doing the film.

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“They didn’t feel comfortable meeting where she wanted to meet, and so we didn’t do the movie because we didn’t want to do it without Kim,” Parker said. “And the studio wasn’t going to do it, so it fell apart.”

She added, “It wasn’t that she said ‘no’ to the movie; it’s that the studio said ‘no’ to the movie, which, you know, happens.”

Cattrall recently said in an interview with Variety that she turned down the script for the third SATC movie because it involved her character, Samantha, receiving unwanted “dick pics” from Brady, Miranda’s 14-year-old son.

“It’s a great wisdom to know when enough is enough,” she said. “I also didn’t want to compromise what the show was to me. The way forward seemed clear.”

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She added that she found out about And Just Like That… when everyone else did and had no say in how Samantha’s storyline was handled. (In the series, Samantha is said to have moved to London and broken off her friendship with Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte.)

“We did not ask her to be part of this because she made it clear that that wasn’t something she wanted to pursue, and it no longer felt comfortable for us, and so it didn’t occur to us,” Parker explained.

“That’s not ‘slamming’ her, it’s just learning. You’ve got to listen to somebody, and if they’re publicly talking about something and it doesn’t suggest it’s some place they want to be, or a person they want to play, or an environment in which they want to be, you get to an age where you’re like, ‘Well, we hear that,'” she added.

Cattrall—who said she has not watched the reboot—previously claimed that Parker and former costars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis were their own girl club, and Parker, in particular, was not very nice to her during the filming of the original series or the films.

Of the accusations, Parker said, “I’ve spent a lot of years working really hard to always be decent to everybody on the set, to take care of people, to be responsible to and for people, both my employers and the people that I feel I’m responsible for as a producer of the show. And there just isn’t anyone else who’s ever talked about me this way, so it’s very painful.”

Despite everything, Parker continued to insist there is no “fight” going on—possibly just the dissolution of a friendship, much like that of their characters.

“There has been no public dispute or spat or conversations or allegations made by me or anybody on my behalf,” she said. “I wouldn’t do it. That is not the way I would have it. So I just wish that they would stop calling this a ‘catfight’ or an ‘argument,’ because it doesn’t reflect [reality]—there has been one person talking.”

This article originally appeared in Harper’s BAZAAR US