Sara Ramirez and Cynthia Nixon discuss graphic sex scene And Just Like That: “My jaw was on the floor”


Sara Ramirez and Cynthia Nixon opened up about the graphic sex scene shared between their characters on And just like that.

The sex and the city spin-off follows the leading ladies – minus Samantha (Kim Cattrall) – as they navigate life in their 50s.

In its first season, fans were surprised by Miranda’s (Nixon) script. In the original series, she got married and had a child with Steve (David Eigenberg), however, in the new offshoot, she realizes she is unhappy.

Upon meeting Carrie’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) non-binary boss Che (Ramirez), Miranda is instantly in love and they engage in an extramarital affair.

In a recent interview with Varietythe two actors, along with executive producer Michael Patrick King, discussed the fifth episode’s kitchen sex scene, which occurred while Carrie was bedridden in the other room after hip surgery.

“If I can get a little graphic, the minute the fingering in the kitchen happens, people didn’t know what was coming next,” King said.

He continued: “I think [fans] spent the next five episodes on some level of terror.

Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw in And Just Like That…

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“I think when you do something unfamiliar or for the first time, people look at it like, ‘I don’t know what it is, and I’m uncomfortable.'”

Ramirez, who was shocked when they read the scene, added, “My jaw was on the floor. I was terrified of how the public was going to handle this. I really felt for Carrie and I was really excited for Miranda.

In a separate cover interview with VarietyRamirez said he worked with an intimacy coordinator for the scene because “it was important to me that Che got Miranda’s consent.”

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Nixon went on to describe the difference in their acting styles, saying, “Sara spent a lot of time talking to the intimacy coach. I didn’t!

“I was like, ‘I appreciate you being here. If I have a question, I’ll ask you. I don’t want to sit here and talk about my comfort level or whatever. My level of comfort is complete.’”

In other news, Parker finally addressed the “very painful” split between her and former co-star Cattrall, saying, “It’s very difficult to talk about the situation with Kim.”

And just like that has been renewed for a second season, with its first season available to stream on HBO Max in the US and Sky in the UK.


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