Spoilers for ‘And Just Like That’…
Chris Noth is coming back to Sex-and-the-City-ville. There were rumors for a while about whether Mr. Big would be included in And Just Like That, the HBO Max ten-episode sequel series, and we learned about a month ago that Noth will appear. If you were wondering about how there could be any doubt that any SATC experience could be had without Mr. Big’s toxicity, well, here’s your answer. Apparently, And Just Like That has a major plot about how Carrie and Big are getting a divorce and it’s a nasty, bitter split.
Leaked script details from the much-anticipated follow-up to “Sex and the City” seem to show Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big have split — and they’re in the midst of a bitter divorce. While star Sarah Jessica Parker has been seen filming in NYC as her iconic “Sex and the City” protagonist, Page Six can exclusively reveal in the new HBO Max series, titled “And Just Like That…,” her character is bemoaning her divorce with Mr. Big, played by Chris Noth, to her friends.
Carrie and Big finally tied the knot in the first “SATC” movie after he initially got cold feet and left her at the altar at the New York Public Library. But Page Six has learned from an exclusive glimpse at a script for the reboot that Carrie — now in her 50s and the host of a podcast — and Mr. Big appear to be over and fighting over finances in a plot familiar to many real-life Manhattan socialites.
In the new scene, Carrie is dining with BFFs Stanford Blatch (played by Willie Garson), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York Goldenblatt (Kristin Davis). Carrie tells them she isn’t in a good place: “I was taping the podcast, I was washing my hair. Yes, I wasn’t eating or sleeping, but at least I felt good about my marriage. Now I’m just one of the wives he was taking care of?”
While Kim Cattrall isn’t making a comeback as man-eater Samantha Jones, HBO Max has announced that Sara Ramírez, Nicole Ari Parker, Sarita Choudhury and Karen Pittman have joined the cast. Tony-winning Ramírez will play Che Diaz, a nonbinary, queer comedian who hosts a podcast that regularly features Carrie. Nicole Ari Parker, known for a raft of shows from “Empire” to “Chicago P.D.,” will play Lisa Todd Wexley, a Park Avenue mother of three nicknamed LTW.
Choudhury, best known for her breakout role opposite Denzel Washington in “Mississippi Masala,” will play Seema Patel, a single, self-made powerhouse Manhattan real estate broker. Pittman (“The Morning Show”) will appear as Columbia Law professor Dr. Nya Wallace, described as brilliant yet challenging.
I did not know that Sarita Choudhury was mixed up in this mess! Sarita is an excellent actor, why?? I hope she’s getting seriously paid for this. As for the plotline of Big and Carrie’s divorce… well, that explains why it was no big deal that Noth had not signed on for the sequel. I wonder what changed his mind? I hope it was a massive paycheck. Plus, he’s New York-based and already filming The Equalizer in town, it’s probably pretty easy for him to schedule a few days here and there on the AJLT set. Now, for the Big-and-Carrie divorce… it was completely unrealistic for them to get married in the first place! The realism was their back-and-forth psychodrama and dysfunctional narcissism. They were addicted to that cycle of drama and they never would have gotten married in the first place. Honestly, I’m more shocked that Carrie is a podcaster!
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