Nixon, who plays Miranda on the show and has never been one to shy away from political and social issues in real life, said it was the right move cutting Noth from the finale. “I think we were very lucky that those changes were able to be made,” she said to ET Online. “And I think we are very proud of our show.”
“We just wanted, you know, people to not be distracted or already feel, certainly with the death of Willie Garson, [which is] such a painful thing and already [something] viewers had to contend with. We didn’t want them to be distracted from the fictional characters.”
Noth’s Mr. Big was one of several returning characters from the original Sex and the City series to make an appearance in And Just Like That. And while his character died in this season, he was supposed to have a cameo in the finale. Once a group of women came forward accusing Noth of sexual assault, though, the show decided to cut his remaining footage from airing.
Shortly after And Just Like That premiered, two women separately approached The Hollywood Reporter, alleging that Noth had sexually assaulted them and they were spurred into reporting it now by being triggered by seeing him in the new reboot. Noth has denied the allegations and said the encounters were consensual.
Nixon is not only queer in real life (she’s married to activist Christine Marinoni), but in the SATC reboot, her character Miranda is also entering a queer relationship with nonbinary comedian Che Diaz, played by Sara Ramirez.
The new reboot is seeing Miranda, who was portrayed as straight in the original series, exploring her sexuality as she gets older. There are currently two remaining episodes of And Just Like That, including the finale.
And Just Like That airs Thursdays on HBO Max.