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Friday June 14, 2024

Cynthia Nixon responds to hate towards ‘SATC,’ ‘And Just Like That’

‘And Just Like That’ continues to push boundaries and challenge norms just like its predecessor

By Web Desk
May 19, 2024
Cynthia Nixon portrayed Miranda Hobbes in ‘Sex and the City’ and its 2021 spinoff show
Cynthia Nixon portrayed Miranda Hobbes in ‘Sex and the City’ and its 2021 spinoff show

Cynthia Nixon sees the silver lining in the backlash that daring shows like Sex and the City and its spinoff And Just Like That continues to receive.

Speaking to Page Six during the 90th Annual Drama League Awards Friday morning, the 58-year-old actress – who portrayed Amanda Hobbes in both shows – shared her pride for the shows that continue to push boundaries and challenge societal expectations.

Noting that viewers have always been very “passionate” about both shows, Nixon acknowledged that they were subject to harsh critique, especially Sex and the City.

“I feel like Sex and The City is now so enshrined in memory and sentimentality but people hated us at first,” she reflected of the six-seasons drama that first started airing in 1998.

“They kept saying over and over, ‘These aren’t really women, these are gay men in disguise. Women don’t talk like this. Women don’t talk about sex like this,” she further recalled.

Nixon highlighted how And Just Like That continues the legacy of pushing boundaries and challenging norms.

“I think that’s what’s so great about And Just Like That,” she said, elaborating, “We keep pushing the boundaries. We’re not going to do the same old stuff that was once shocking that you’ve now got used to.”

Despite airing two decades after the scandalous show in 2021, the SATC spinoff faced its share of backlash as well, particularly over the non-binary character Che Diaz played by Sara Ramirez.