[This story contains spoilers for HBO Max‘s And Just Like That.]
Cynthia Nixon couldn’t help but wonder why some fans felt that Miranda Hobbes’ personality had changed dramatically compared to hers. Sex and the city day.
In one Vogue interview published Tuesday, Nixon weighed in after a number of And just like that Viewers expressed confusion that Miranda’s marriage to Steve Brady (David Eigenberg) was in jeopardy after podcaster Che Diaz (Sara Ramirez) encouraged her to explore her sexuality. Specifically, Nixon was asked about fans who felt Miranda wasn’t as classy as they expected when she appeared on HBO Max’s. Sex and the city sequel series, which recently ended its first season.
“I think it’s a strange reaction,” Nixon said. “First of all, I think Miranda is brave, and I think Miranda is moving forward. She didn’t know exactly where she was going, but she knew she had to go somewhere. And I think that’s always been true of Miranda, isn’t it? Miranda is so smart, and she’s so tenacious, but the thought that she’s in a trance – she’s never been flattered! She is a loose cannon, a very stubborn loose cannon. She was always a bull in a china shop and lost her temper and blew things up then had to turn around when she calmed down. ”
The actress went on to mention Miranda’s decision on And just like that is “incredibly brave”, citing the character’s decision to find a new career path and make life changes to increase happiness.
For fans who didn’t like the treatment Steve received this season from the show’s writers, Nixon compared the development of Miranda’s relationship with her husband to last time. Sex and the city The love triangle that Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) experienced with Mr. Big (Chris Noth) and Aidan Shaw (John Corbett).
Nixon added that the series’ goal is “to show women and our struggles and our dreams and our children. You don’t always know where you’re going. Those are the people I care about, not the people who are playing it safely. ”
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter published after the season finale premiere earlier this month, Elisa Zuritsky, a writer for both Sex and the city and And just like thatdefended Miranda’s actions in the new series, explaining that the character has always been a “disturbing” person.
“I was surprised by the criticism that she behaved out of character,” Zuritsky said. “I’m not surprised that people have many opinions about how she behaves, but specifically ‘Who is she?’ everything I see is mystical. “