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Kristin Davis says criticism of 'SATC' cast's looks 'was a shock': 'I feel angry'

Davis tries to avoid the harsh comments about her and her co-stars' physical appearance.
/ Source: TODAY

Kristin Davis is clapping back at haters who have been criticizing the "Sex and the City" cast's looks in the hit show's new reboot series.

Ever since photos from the "And Just Like That..." set first leaked, critics have centered the conversation around the cast's age and physical appearance. Davis is frankly quite sick of it.

“Everyone wants to comment, pro or nay or whatever, on our hair and our faces and our this and our that. The level of intensity of it was a shock,” she told The Sunday Times, adding that the paparazzi would try to get “bad pictures” of the stars during filming.

Kristin Davis
"The level of intensity of it was a shock,” Davis said of the comments about the stars' physical appearance.Gotham / GC Images

The actor and her two co-stars, Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon, are all in their mid-50s, and the reboot focuses on how life has changed for them as they navigate relationships as fabulous middle-aged women. Instead of highlighting how gracefully each of the stars has approached the aging process, many critics have homed in on Nixon's gray hair in the series or stray wrinkles they've spotted on the actors' faces.

In an interview with TODAY last week, Davis said she and Parker were in a "media blackout" due to the harsh comments. It's a topic she also addressed during her interview with The Sunday Times, acknowledging that the negativity upsets her.

“I feel angry and I don’t want to feel angry all the time, so I don’t look at it, I just know it’s there,” she explained.

The single mother of two recalled how tabloids used to write about her "pear-shaped" figure, and she didn't think it was a compliment at the time.

“It would stress me out a fair amount because I couldn’t avoid it. I kind of feel like that’s how it is now too. But I also feel — I’m going to be blunt — I feel like, ‘F--- you. F--- you people, like, come over here and do it better.’ You know what I mean? Like, what are you doing?” she said.

Despite the criticism the cast has received for their looks, Davis emphasized that she's proud to be involved in the series reboot since it highlights an age group that Hollywood often ignores.

“I feel like people have this idea that (when you hit middle age) you’re done, you’re finished, your world view is done, your friends are done and that your relationships are done. No, no, nooooo.”

Davis had a blast filming the reboot, but it was also bittersweet since one of the show's stars passed away in September: Willie Garson, who played Carrie's BFF Stanford Blatch, died of cancer at the age of 57. Davis said she didn't know that he was ill when she first saw him on set.

“It was just very intense. We have such a history together all of us. It was kind of miraculous to all be together,” she said, wiping away tears.