Parker County Today March 2018 - Page 82

to climb aboard. That dissenting cast member was Ms. Cattrall. Ms. Cattrall was in her early 40s when cast for the series. She’d been in such critically acclaimed, deeply significant blockbusters as Police Academy and Bonfire of the Vanities, and who could forget the ground- breaking, inspiring social commen- tary of the film, Mannequin? Today, 20 years after accepting the role in Sex and the City, Ms. Cattrall has a net worth listed as $75 million. Obviously Sex and the City and Sarah Jessica Parker played a key part in making Ms. Cattrall a multi- millionaire. One would expect that Ms. Cattrall would be openly grateful to Ms. Parker — the person who was largely responsible for the success of the series. But, if Ms. Cattrall is grateful at all to Ms. Parker, she has an odd way of showing it. When Ms. Cattrall’s brother recently died, Sarah Jessica Parker wrote a simple Facebook post. “Dearest Kim, my love and condolences to you and yours and Godspeed to your beloved brother. Xx.” Others posted similar messages of sympathy, Ms. Cattrall responded with warm platitudes for everyone but Ms. Parker. “I don’t need your love or support at this tragic time@sarahjessicaparker.” She went on to call Ms. Parker “cruel” and “exploiting” family tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.” Rude, ungrateful, cruel and ill-mannered. Of Ms. Cattrall, Ms. Parker, commented in an interview a short time later, “I found it very upsetting because that’s not the way I recall our experience,” she said. “It’s sad, but I always think that what ties us together is this singular experience... It was a professional experience, but it became personal because it was years and years of our lives, so I’m hoping that that eclipses anything that’s been recently spoken … That many years spent doing something so special that people had a connec- tion with, it is such a privilege.” Was this a woman trying to perpetrate her “good-girl personae?” Was that an act? If taking the high road is an act, then it’s a very good one. I doubt that many people read Ms. Cattrall’s comments and thought, “What a lovely, gracious woman!” Perhaps someone will call her to star in Bonfire of the Vanities —The Sequel. In my opinion, a movie or televi- sion producer would steer clear of casting anyone who has trashed a producer of a past project. I avoid hiring people who trash their former employers or co-worker. It just makes sense. Ingratitude is an unattractive and sometimes danger- ous quality. I’ve found that my father was correct, at least in part. When you hire friends you do open yourself up to a special brand of hurt. But, then, any time you care about anybody, don’t you open yourself up to a special brand of hurt? I do take comfort from the fact that no internationally syndicated talk show hosts have invited any of my ex-employees for a televised tell- all sit down. But, I’m sure it’s bound to happen eventually. In the meantime, I have been only hiring people that I like. I figure I might as well. It makes my time at the office more pleasant. Thanks for Reading, Marsha Brown Editor-in-Chief and Publisher Parker County Today Magazine Feeling like you paid too much in taxes this year? 80 Donna J Alberts, CFP® Financial Advisor . Contact your fi nancial advisor today to learn about investing strategies that could benefi t you. 300 South Main Street Ste 200 Weatherford, TX 76086 817-596-5841 Member SIPC