It turns out that the reports that Chris Noth
was considering pulling out of the “Sex and the City
” revival had some validity.
Noth revealed in an interview
with Yahoo! Finance Live over the weekend that he was "at first hesitant" to reprise his role as Carrie Bradshaw's on-again, off-again love interest Mr. Big in "And Just Like That
...," which is currently in production in New York
“It was a little bit of a creative negotiation because I didn't really feel I had anything to offer in that role again,” the actor explained, adding, “It kind of felt like I had done it.”
Noth went on to say that he was persuaded to join the project by writer
and director Michael Patrick King, who also stars Sarah Jessica Parker
, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon.
“Once we got together and discussed the possibilities for what we could do with the character, I was all in,” Noth said.
“I’m thrilled to be working with Chris again on ‘And Just Like That...,’” King said in a statement last month. “How could we ever do a new chapter of the ‘Sex And The City’ story without our Mr. Big?” King, who wrote for all six seasons of “Sex And The City” and directed both films, confirmed last month that Noth had joined the new show’s cast.
However, The New York Post's Page Six reported in February that Noth was not expected to return, as was David Eigenberg's casting as Miranda's husband, Steve Brady. Eigenberg's casting, however, was confirmed by Variety and other outlets earlier this month.
“And Just Like That...” is a 10-episode HBO Max
series that will follow Carrie Bradshaw (played by Parker), Charlotte York-Goldenblatt (Davis), and Miranda Hobbes (Nixon) as they navigate their 50s. “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Sara Ramrez will play Che Diaz, a queer and nonbinary stand-up comedian
Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones in the first two “Sex and the City” films, is noticeably absent from the project, having declined to join a third “Sex and the City” film in 2017 amid reports of a behind-the-scenes feud with Parker.
“And Just Like That...” has yet to be released.