It turns out that there may have been some truth in these reports that Chris Noth was considering pulling out of the ‘Sex and the City’ revival.
In an interview with Yahoo! Finance Live over the weekend, Noth revealed he was “initially hesitant” to reprise his role as Mr. Big, Carrie Bradshaw’s recurring love interest in “And Just Like That …”, which is currently in production. At New York.
“It was a bit of a creative negotiation, because I didn’t really feel like I had anything more to offer in this role,” the actor said. “It was kind of like I did.”
Noth then credited writer and director Michael Patrick King with convincing him to join the project, which also stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.
“Once we got together and talked about the potential of what we could do with the character, I was into it,” Noth said.
King, who wrote for all six seasons of “Sex and the City” and directed both films, confirmed last month that Noth had joined the cast of the new series. “I am delighted to be working with Chris again on ‘And just like that …’,” he said in a statement. “How could we ever do a new chapter in ‘Sex And The City’ history without our Mr. Big?”
In February, however, New York Post page six reported that Noth was not to be a part of the series. The report also suggested that David Eigenberg had no plans to return as Miranda’s husband Steve Brady. Eigenberg’s casting, however, was confirmed by Variety and other outlets earlier this month.
Details on “And Just Like That …” are scarce, but we do know that HBO’s 10-episode Max series will follow Carrie Bradshaw (played by Parker), Charlotte York-Goldenblatt (Davis) and Miranda Hobbes (Nixon) as well. that they navigate in their fifties. “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Sara Ramírez, who will play Che Diaz, a queer, non-binary comedian, will join the cast.
However, Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones, is particularly absent from the project. In 2017, Cattrall refused to join a third “Sex and the City” film amid reports of a backstage feud with Parker.
The release date for “And Just Like That …” has not yet been announced.
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