What Made Cynthia Nixon Agree to Join 'And Just Like That'

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday December 30, 2021
Originally published on December 29, 2021

"Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon was apparetly "very reluctant" to step into the sensible shoes of her character Miranda Hobbes again for the revival series "And Just Like That..." But talks about portraying a richer, more diverse New York through the series' characters got her to change her mind, she said in an interview with the Australian newspaper Herald Sun.

"I really didn't think I was going to do it, I was very reluctant," said Nixon. "But the more I talked to Sarah Jessica [Parker], [creator] Michael Patrick King and Kristin [Davis], about the things that I couldn't go back without — a real sea change in terms of the lack of diversity in the original series — they were on board."

About the "And Just Like That..." Nixon said she was "floored by how hard everybody listened" when it came to taking a fresh approach to the stories.

"We worked together to not just redecorate the house but to build a whole new house, one that had us in it but new characters, too," Nixon said.

Read the full interview with Nixon here.

A new episode of "And Just Like That..." drops Thursday on HBO Max.