Cynthia Nixon responds to And Just Like That's Miranda backlash

Sex and the City's Cynthia Nixon has responded to backlash about her character's new direction in And Just Like That, after some fans shared their second-hand embarrassment over her college escapades.

In SATC's new sequel series, we find Miranda Hobbes re-training as a human rights lawyer, after having second thoughts about her career in the corporate world.

In And Just Like That's premiere, Miranda has her fair share of uncomfortable moments, including commenting on her Black professor's hairstyle and playing the role of 'white saviour' when her tutor has a run-in with security.

Cynthia Nixon responds to And Just Like That's Miranda backlash


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Defending the script, Cynthia has told Elle that she found the writing in the new series "so delicious", rather than cringeworthy.

"We know all of the original characters have their hearts in the right place, and that they're trying to do their best, but they're very often slipping on a banana peel and falling down," she argued. "And that's the nature of comedy, right?"

Cynthia also took a moment to explain one of the reasons for revisiting the series, after the show previously admitted that it lacked authentic representation and diversity both on- and off-screen.

"It's part of the reason we wanted to do the show – to go back and [undo] the things that we really got wrong," Nixon said.

Cynthia Nixon responds to And Just Like That's Miranda backlash

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"We had gay characters, but a lot of the LGBT stuff in it was purely for comedic effect – and now rings harsh on the ear, I have to say."

Of course, Miranda's 'woke' journey is just one of And Just Like That's more divisive talking points following the release of its first two episodes... Mr Big, anyone?

And Just Like That, the sequel to Sex and the City, will premiere on HBO Max on December 9, 2021.

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