“The idea emerged because of the 25 years and wanting to celebrate that, but also acknowledge the affection that we had for Samantha—that we continue to have,” Sarah exclusively told E! News in June. “She’s been present on the show in text form, so it just seemed such a nice way to put a face to the text, and just have a moment.”
When the first season of AJLT premiered in 2021, fans saw a glimpse of Samantha through messages on Carrie’s phone as the two attempted to work through repairing their friendship—which is naturally why communication continued to play such a huge part.
“It’s a very sweet, sentimental phone call that happens in a particular time in Carrie’s life,” Sarah shared. “And it’s just punctuated by this phone call. I hope people enjoy it.”
But for fans hoping that this phone call is a sign of more Samantha to come, unfortunately, this cameo may just be the last of her.
“This is as far as I’m gonna go,” Kim told the Today show in June, adding that on the other hand, “I don’t think I’ll ever say goodbye to Samantha. She’s like a lot of other characters that I’ve done over the years. I get very emotionally attached and protective of my characters. She gave me so much and I’m so appreciative of her.”
And Just Like That is available to stream on Max.