Cynthia Nixon is one of the three pillars of the "Sex and the City" reboot, "And Just Like That…," but she didn't exactly jump at the chance to bring back her Miranda Hobbes character to the screen… At least not initially.
While on "The Drew Barrymore Show" on Jan. 26, the actress was asked, "Is it true that it was almost a difficult choice for you, something you battled with — grappled with — to do 'And Just Like That…'?"
Cynthia, 55, confirmed the suspicion, saying she needed the reboot to be more progressive.
"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," she said. "We were in our early 30s when we started. We are 55, 56 now. And the world is very different. 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."
What was, in her words, "not so great"?
"Like the fact that it was such an overwhelmingly white show," she said. "That we would really open up the door and invite these new characters in and really do right by them so we could get great actors and actresses to play them."
The reboot certainly features much more diversity than its predecessor. New characters include Sara Ramirez's Che Diaz, Cynthia's non-binary love interest.
Cynthia told Drew she "hand-picked" Sara for the part.
"I suggested them because I've been aware of them for so long and such a fan," Cynthia said. "I worked with Mike Nichols a bunch of times, especially when I was young, and he cast Sara in 'Spamalot,' for which they won a Tony. So I was always watching their career and stuff."