Of all the storylines on Sex and the City, model/actor Smith Jerrod’s enduring devotion to Samantha despite her often closed-off behavior toward him was one of the sweetest. But as it turns out, IRL, the actor who played Smith may not be quite as loyal to the actress who played Samantha. That’s right, Jason Lewis, the man we all know as Samantha’s dreamy blonde bae near the end of the HBO series, has weighed in on the ongoing drama between Sex and the City stars Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker.
And we hate to break it to you, but it looks like he’s #TeamCarrie.
Lewis got dragged into the whole Cattrall vs. Parker thing this week (because of course he did) during an appearance on KTLA promoting his upcoming movie, Half Magic. Lewis was asked to weigh in on the recent cutting remarks Kim Cattrall directed at Parker on Instagram in the wake of Cattrall’s brother’s death, and while he was polite and diplomatic about it, he also made his alliances pretty clear.
ICYMI: Parker expressed her condolences to her former co-star and on-screen bestie on the social network earlier this month.
And Cattrall responded with a blistering post to SJP: “You are not my family,” she wrote, in part. “You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.” This comes after years of swirling rumors that the two actresses had a strained relationship AND after Cattrall responded to fellow SATC star Cynthia Nixon’s well wishes with gratitude and warmth. Ouch.
Lewis opted to fall back on the classic “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all” re: the drama.
When the anchor pressed him on the subject (again), he continued to gush about Parker and eventually confirmed that he is, in fact, on her side. This adds Lewis to the Sarah supporters like Andy Cohen, who also came out in defense of his friend, saying, “There’s only one person fighting here.”
The entire situation feels pretty petty, if you ask us. And it’s another exhausting example of the world loving when women are pitted against each other (though, to be fair, Cattrall’s remarks certainly fueled the recent fire). Can’t we all just sip cosmos and get along?