Rumors have been swirling that Kim Cattrall is not appearing in the "Sex and the City" reboot because she is embarking upon a NASA space trip, and although it may seem like a far-fetched theory, the actress has played into it in a very convincing way.
After days of teasing the idea that she was indeed going into space, Cattrall finally dismissed the speculation on social media by sharing a link to an article by Slate, which confirmed that there was no substance to the rumors.
"I am very saddened to tell you, Kim Cattrall is not going to space," Heather Schwedel wrote in the article. "I don’t like it any more than you — I don’t want to live in a world where Bezos gets to go to space whenever he wants but Kim Cattrall can’t — but it would be irresponsible to spread misinformation."
The entire thing began with a tweet from NASA.
"When the #Artemis I mission flies around the Moon later this year, there won’t be any astronauts aboard. But there will be a very important passenger: a manikin," the tweet read. "The manikin will record vibrations during the mission from the @NASA_Orion commander's seat."
The post was then retweeted by a Star Trek fan account, which sparked the rumors of Cattrall's alleged space trip.
"Breaking news! @KimCattrall has been chosen to fly aboard @NASA's #Artemis I mission which flies around the moon later this year. Congrats Kim, wishing you good vibrations!"
Where is the link between Cattrall and NASA's tweet?
Schwedel explained in her article that the Star Trek fan account may have thought that NASA’s use of the word "manikin" was a cryptic reference to Cattrall, who starred in the ’80s comedy "Mannequin."
Cattrall did little to dismiss the speculation. In fact, she fuelled things by replying to the tweet with a photo of herself dressed in a full spacesuit. She then retweeted a video from NASA of an astronaut clapping, which was captioned, "That's one giant leap for manne-kind."
"Dream realized," Cattrall wrote.
NASA also finally put an end to the rumors by replying that it wished Cattrall could come along on the space trip.
"That would be fun! We wish we could bring you and everybody else along for the ride!"
Fans have been disappointed that Cattrall, who famously played Samantha Jones in "Sex and the City," would not be reprising her role in the reboot and although no official reason has been offered, many believe it is because Cattrall and former co-star Sarah Jessica Parker have reportedly been locked in a longstanding feud. However, earlier this year HBO Max's chief content officer Casey Bloys suggested her lack of appearance was due to the fact that the show’s bosses thought it would be unrealistic for all four of the characters to be friends nearly 20 years down the line, according to The New Zealand Herald.
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