AceShowbiz - Cynthia Nixon has defended the woke nature of "And Just Like That…" after the series received mixed reviews. In a new interview, the Miranda Hobbes depicter said that she believed fixing "overwhelmingly white" "Sex and the City" is necessary.
When making an appearance in the Wednesday, January 26 episode of "The Drew Barrymore Show", host Drew Barrymore asked the 55-year-old actress, "Is it true that it was almost a difficult choice for you, something you battled with grappled with, to do 'And Just Like That…'?" In response, the actress said, "Well yes, if you revisit something that was such a big part of your life and so iconic. I mean it's a big step but also it seemed to me we are very different people now, we are very different ages now."
"We were in our early 30's when we started, we are 55, 56 now, and the world is very different," Cynthia elaborated further. She added, "I wanted to be sure, and I think we all wanted to be sure that when we went back we could save a lot of what was great about the original and fix what was maybe not so great."
Cynthia went on saying, "Like the fact that it was such an overwhelmingly white show." She also noted that in order to fix it, the show production team invited "these new characters in." She then praised the "great actors and actresses," including Nicole Ari Parker, Sarita Choudhury, Karen Pittman as well as Sara Ramirez, who helped to modernize the reboot.
Chyntia told Drew that she "hand-picked" Sara, who is most famous for their Tony-winning role in "Spamalot" and playing Dr. Callie Torres on "Grey's Anatomy". "I suggested them because I've been aware of them for so long and such a fan," Cynthia said.
Elsewhere in the conversation, Cynthia shared that not everyone has been happy about the giant changes in her character's life. "I think some people are not loving seeing these characters off-kilter, but I love that," said the actress. "Whatever age you are, you haven't figured everything out. If you think you've figured everything out, your kidding yourself."
Discussing the stage that Miranda is now at in her life as a 56-year-old woman, she added, "You're not young anymore but you're not old either." She went on to point out, "And you still have time to make sure your life is the way you want it to be and if you're deeply unhappy in your career choices or in your marriage you should look at it and demand more."