Here’s How Much Money the ‘Sex and the City’ Cast Made Per Episode

Sex and the City is coming back into our lives like a lovable zombie that simply won’t stop doing the most—and the cast is making a fortune. You know, other than Kim Cattrall, who is not participating in And Just Like That for reasons that’ll presumably be explored in an upcoming season of Ryan Murphy’s Feud.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sex and the City salary: Up to $3.2 million per episode

Net worth: $150 Million

According to Variety, Sarah Jessica Parker is making “over $1 million per episode” for And Just Like That—which seems to be what the other main characters are making, as well. But the core cast of SATC didn’t always get the same slice of the pie back in the day, and by that I mean…SJP earned wayyyyyy wayyyyy WAYYYYYY more than everyone else.

SJP also got $15 million for the first Sex and the City movie, and $20 million for, ugh, Sex and the City 2—so go ahead and keep those numbers in mind as we head into Kim Cattrall’s paychecks, because wow.

Kim Cattrall

Sex and the City salary: Up to $350,000 per episode

Net worth: $60 Million

In 2004, Kim told Jonathan Ross that she had asked to be paid $1 million per episode if the show were to continue, saying “I felt after six years it was time for all of us to participate in the financial windfall of Sex and the City. When they didn’t seem keen on that, I thought it was time to move on.” Honestly? Fair.

Kristin Davis

Sex and the City salary: Up to $350,000 per episode

Net worth: $35 Million

Kristin is about to pocket around $10 million for And Just Like That, but her salary for the O.G. show wasn’t always so high. Celebrity Net Worth reports that she was earning $350,000 at the peak of the show (much like Kim Cattrall), while she took home “just” $2 million for the first SATC film, and managed to double that to $4 million for SATC2.

Cynthia Nixon

Sex and the City salary: Unknown

Net worth: $25 Million

For reasons that remain unknown, the internet doesn’t seem to have a-n-y information about what Cynthia Nixon made playing Miranda on Sex and the City, which, RUDE. But we do know that she’s earning at least a million for the upcoming revival—and it’s probably fair to assume she made around the same as Kristin Davis for the show and the two films.

But the question remains: Why was Sarah Jessica Parker paid so much more than her costars? Answer: She’s the star of the show.

In 2018, producer/writer Michael Patrick King explained, “The show doesn’t exist if Sarah Jessica wasn’t the blond star of the show, that’s No. 1. Kim was not at the height of her career, Kristin was under her in terms of notability, Cynthia was a theater actress—and their contracts reflected that status.”

Damn, okay.

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