Cynthia Nixon was ‘very reluctant’ to do ‘And Just Like That…”

According to the News Corp’s Herald Sun, Nixon stated “It was an extremely tough choice” when it came to reviving her character of Miranda Hobbes in “And Easily” for HBO Max. (CNN and HBO are both part of WarnerMedia.)

“I actually didn’t believe I was going to do it — I was really unwilling,” she was quoted as saying. “However the more I spoke with Sarah Jessica, [writer-creator] Michael Patrick King, and Kristin [Davis], about the important things that I could not return without — a genuine total change in regards to the absence of variety in the initial series, they were on board.”

It turns out that while Nixon said she’s “really pleased with the initial series” she also found it “sometimes tone deaf on race and gender.”

But she was convinced to return after seeing storyline changes, including the addition of new characters and the opportunity to focus on the lives of women in their 50s — not all that common in television.

“The characters are 55 so they remain in menopause. And menopause is the punchline of a great deal of jokes and definitely has its undesirable elements,” Nixon said. “However it’s a time when females have invested years taking care of other individuals and can once again concentrate on themselves: who am I? Who do I wish to be?”

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.