It looks like Kim Cattrall wasn’t the only OG “Sex and the City” actress who had zero plans to return for the reboot.
Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda Hobbes, on the hit HBO show recently revealed she too had no plans to going the reboot, “And Just Like That…”
The reboot hit HBO Max on December 9, and garnered mixed reviews.
Many felt it was a little too campy for their liking, and didn’t like the fact the original four ‘SATC’ actresses weren’t involved.
Cynthia Nixon Had Reservations About Joining ‘SATC’ Reboot!
Cattrall famously put her foot down about joining the reboot after a very public falling out with Sarah Jessica Parker, who plays Carrie Bradshaw. SJP was not only the star of the show, but she was also an executive producer.
In an interview with “News Corp.” and published by Herald Sun, Nixon revealed why she was hesitant to reprise her role as Miranda Hobbes.
“I really didn’t think I was going to do it; I was very reluctant,” Nixon told the outlet.
She didn’t go into further detail about her reluctancy, but she did explain a main concern she had with the reboot and it was diversity.
“But the more I talked to SJP, [writer/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.”
Nixon Explained She Was ‘Reluctant’ About “And Just Like That…”
Nixon continued, “I was floored by how hard everybody listened and how collaboratively 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.”
The actress said she wanted to ensure “And Just Like That…” would reflect modern times, while simultaneously staying true to the types of issues their characters would face getting older.
“The characters are 55 so they’re in menopause. And menopause is the punchline to a lot of jokes and certainly has its unpleasant aspects,” she explained. “But it’s a time when women have spent decades looking after other people and can again focus on themselves: ‘Who am I? Who do I want to be?’”
She Wanted The Reboot To Reflect Modern Times & Diversity
“I’m very proud of the original series—despite it being occasionally tone deaf on race and gender, but “Sex and the City” gave me an adult career. And I’ll always be grateful for that,” Nixon concluded.
She has been on the show since its inception on 1997. ‘SATC’ would go on to have six seasons, two spin-off movies and now a reboot.
The series was recently plagued with a sexual assault scandal involving one of the main characters!