Sarah Jessica Parker rocks silver locks as she arrives to the set of Sex And The City reboot

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Why isn't Samantha in the new Sex and the City?

Sex And The City's Kim Cattrall relaxes by the sea wearing a NASA baseball cap as the reboot goes ahead without her character Samantha Jones. She decided not to return to the the Sex And The City reboot, named And Just Like That, following a feud with Sarah Jessica Parker. Daily MailKim Cattrall looks relaxed in a sunny snap as Sex And The City reboot goes ahead without Samantha

By Kelby Vera For Dailymail.com

She's been busy shooting the upcoming Sex And The City revival And Just Like That.

And Sarah Jessica Parker was hard at work once again when she headed back to set on location in NYC on Thursday.

Though she'd been turning heads in Carrie Bradshaw costumes earlier in the week, the actress, 56, embraced a much more casual look before that day's shoot.

And going for a natural look, Parker rocked silver roots in her hair. 

Summer dress: Sarah Jessica Parker looked breezy as she headed to the set of the Sex And The City reboot And Just Like That in NYC on Thursday

SJP rocked a chic white summer dress and a cozy heather grey zip-up with ivory Mary-Jane heels.

Tuning out the city sounds, the wife of Matthew Broderick donned noise canceling headphones while shading herself with wrap around sunglasses.

It looked like she was prepared for a long day as she came equipped with a full backpack and messenger bag.

Sarah was also ready to sneak in some light reading, seen carrying the novel The Glass Kingdom by Lawrence Osborne. 

Embracing her roots! Going for a natural look, Parker rocked silver roots in her hair 

On the job: Cynthia Nixon donned some cool green bell bottoms while arriving

What a trio: Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman and Sarita Choudhury are joining the cast of the Sex And The City revival And Just Like That...

Yesterday SATC fans rejoiced when they learned about three exciting new cast members to the mix.

Offering a much needed dose of diversity, HBO Max announced Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman and Sarita Choudhury will join OG cast members Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis.

Sex And The City's original six seasons and subsequent two movies have long-sparked criticism due to the lack of diversity in its largely-white cast as well as shocking storylines, including Kim Cattrall's character Samantha - who will not be returning for the reboot - dating a black man and rowing with his sister over her race.  

Leading the way in the new arrivals is Nicole, who has featured in such films as Black Dynamite and Remember The Titans as well as on shows like Time After Time, Empire and Chicago PD.

Outfit change: Cynthia was later seen on the set in a red jumpsuit

Who's who: Her character is a fabulously wealthy woman called Lisa Todd Wexley who has three children and lives on Park Avenue, Entertainment Weekly reports

Her character is a fabulously wealthy woman called Lisa Todd Wexley who has three children and lives on Park Avenue, Entertainment Weekly reports. Park Avenue was also the location of the swank apartment owned by one of the four main characters Charlotte York played by Kristin.

Charlotte acquires the apartment on the original show through her divorce from Kyle MacLachlan's sexually dysfunctional character Trey MacDougal in a bitter divorce settlement involving his mother Bunny.

Nicole was spotted on the set of the show on Tuesday, where she put on a glamorous display in a bold colourful ensemble paired with bright orange accessories while beaming and waving at passersby.

Meanwhile Karen has had recurring shows on TV programs ranging from Horace And Pete to The Americans to Yellowstone. She will be playing Columbia Law professor Dr. Nya Wallace - possibly with some connection to Cynthia's character Miranda Hobbes, who is an attorney.

Details: She will be playing Columbia Law professor Dr. Nya Wallace - possibly with some connection to Cynthia Nixon's character Miranda Hobbes who is an attorney

Sarita first rose to fame opposite Denzel Washington in the Mira Nair movie Mississippi Masala and has also worked with Spike Lee and M. Knight Shyamalan. Her character Seema Patel is a real estate broker based in Manhattan who brought herself up by her bootstraps.

The casting has been welcomed with open arms by fans, who praised the move on social media following show writer Michael Patrick King and lead lady and executive producer Sarah's vow to create greater inclusivity. 

Ahead of filming beginning, in February, HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys detailed how Sarah and Michael 'didn't want to tell a story with all-white writers or an all-white cast'. 

He said: 'It's not reflective of New York. So they are being very, very conscious about understanding that New York has to reflect the way New York looks today.'

In 2018, Sarah referenced the diversity issue, saying: 'You couldn't make it today because of the lack of diversity on screen. I personally think it would feel bizarre.' 

Making it happen: Her character Seema Patel is a real estate broker based in Manhattan who brought herself up by her bootstraps

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Nicole Ari Parker Joins The Cast Of Sex And The City’s Reboot, “And Just Like That”

Yahoo Lifestyle 16 July, 2021 - 01:00am

Sex and the City fans, time to grab your cosmos and Manolo Blahniks because the iconic New York City series is in the midst of filming their latest reboot, And Just Like That. This time around the gals are taking on the big city with their families and designer handbags in tow.

The movie has undergone a facelift, with the Samantha Jones’ (played by Kim Cattrall) character missing from the film. Creative differences between the actress and Sarah Jessica Parker led to the departure of Kim’s character. In efforts to shake things up, they’ve added Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman, and Sarita Choudhury to the cast.

There’s no secret the show lacked in diversity. Based in the melting pot of the United States, SATC often received criticisms for their lack of Black and Brown representation. How can you possibly highlight New York City without including people of color who directly contribute to it’s culture? In the first film, they introduced Louise (played by Jennifer Hudson), a personal assistant to Carrie Bradshaw. Some felt like this was a start to adding new flavor to the franchise, but ultimately they missed the mark.

Judging by the first looks of the cast filming, Nicole Ari Parker’s character is anything but the help. The actress flashed a huge smile clad in an abstract printed Issey Miyake dress, a chunky Monies chain-linked necklace, Giuseppe Zanoti sandals, and an oversized Veronica Silicani purse. Nicole is bring the beauty, labels, and fashion for this movie! Her character plays Lisa Todd Wexley, an extremely wealthy mother of 3 that lives on Park Ave.

This new cast lineup has me intrigued. It’ll be interesting to see how the ladies interpret New York City at their more mature age. What do you think? Are you excited to see And Just Like That?

Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, and Chris Noth will return to the series, and four new cast members have been added.

Three new cast members were just confirmed for the "Sex And The City" reboot alongside Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis.

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 13: Sarah Jessica Parker is seen on the film set of the “And Just Like That” TV Series on July 13, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by MediaPunch/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images) If you thought the Sex And The City reboot would only include throwback trends from the years the HBO series aired (1998 to 2004), you were mistaken. According to new photos taken on the set of the forthcoming show, titled And Just Like That…, we should expect to see fads from more recent years, too. For proof,

Here's everything we know about the upcoming series.

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Like the original series, the reboot’s characters are wearing today’s biggest designers and fashion trends.

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The 56-year-old model is a vibe.

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The Oscar winner is wowing fans with her workout video aboard a yacht.

Sofia Vergara rocked a purple swimsuit to celebrate her 48th birthday.

The actress shared a stripped down selfie from her Santorini vacation.

Sex and the City is back, and I couldn’t help but wonder: Why are they all wearing high heels?

Telegraph.co.uk 16 July, 2021 - 01:00am

The first photographs from the set depict returning cast members Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon in full costume as their characters from the hit show - and it’s just as fashion-forward as fans might have hoped.

In the first group photo, Miranda Hobbs (Nixon), Carrie Bradshaw (Parker) and Charlotte York Goldenblatt (Davis) can be seen striding down a New York pavement. Each woman wears an outfit that suggests the drift of her life nearly 20 years on from the series finale, in 2004.

Nixon’s Miranda appears to have shaken off her staid corporate-lawyer image in favour of a look that’s polished, professional and more individual than all the brown suits she wore in the early years of the TV show. Her cream and grey-striped blouse, wide-legged ivory Vince trousers and off-white pointed high heels and clutch bag also highlight her hair. In place of Miranda’s signature red, it’s tones of grey and ash-blond.

Davis, who plays status-aware Upper East Sider Charlotte, wears an ultra-feminine look: a polka-dotted, puff-sleeve off-the-shoulder top, tucked into a body-con pencil skirt, with Christian Dior slingback heels and a Lady Dior quilted handbag

And Parker, who stars as writer Carrie, is the most heavily styled of the trio. She wears a white top tucked into a high-waisted gingham skirt, a vintage silk coat, a wide-brimmed straw hat, multiple strands of necklaces, a handbag and a pair of towering Celine platform Mary-Janes. 

It’s reassuring to see that even in her 50s, Carrie is never knowingly under-accessorised. And reassuring that costume designer Molly Rogers, a protégée of original SATC designer Patricia Field, didn’t resort to an overblown corsage as a nod to OG Carrie style. But still, the photos raise as many questions as they answer. Namely: Why are all three women wearing such high heels? 

Their footwear is consistent with the styling in a show that turned Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik into household names. It’s also a very pre-Covid look. Despite a much-heralded rush back into high heels, a quick survey of my colleagues on the fashion desk - two pairs of Converse trainers, one pair ballet flats, two sandals - suggests that their return has been much-exaggerated. 

The heels continue in two images released later. In one, Carrie wears a white fit-and-flare dress with a putty-pink coat and what look like white Alaia punched-leather mules. It’s very polite - more the kind of thing Carrie would wear to a christening than to brunch (are they still brunching?)

In another, Charlotte walks an English bulldog (what happened to Elizabeth Taylor?) in a puff-sleeve white top, blue-and-white polka-dot Balenciaga skirt, mustard patent-leather belt and matching pointed pumps. It looks hobbled and dated and makes me wonder when Charlotte quit running.

From Carrie’s John Galliano newspaper dress to her pink Oscar de la Renta dress, fashion-spotting was always one of the most delectable aspects of SATC. It was exciting because it felt true to the characters and reflected the fashion-scape outside the show. 

So it would be surprising if 2021 Carrie didn’t swap her Manolos for some sparkly Amina Muaddi heels, trade a luxury designer bag for a Telfar Shopping Bag, maybe even leave her naked dress on the hanger in favour of a Paco Rabanne chainmail design. She’d flip for La DoubleJ’s energetic prints and turban headbands (the brand’s tiered maxi skirts would look great with one of Carrie’s plain white vests), and wouldn’t be able to resist layering on the hoop earrings, beaded necklaces and suede knee-high boots for a boho moment in an Ulla Johnson dress.

I’d expect Miranda to live in JW Anderson’s chain slides, Khaite’s luxe knitwear and Old Celine tailoring. Charlotte, more than any of them, should be all over the floral-midi-dress-with-Veja-trainers look (she’s probably a total closet Replikate, don’t you think?). Or she might embrace sustainable fashion with pieces from Gabriela Hearst. Somehow I imagine her far less vampy.

Of course, no amount of styling can make up for the lack of the fourth face at the brunch table (Kim Cattrall isn’t returning as Samantha Jones). But fashion was a fifth character (or maybe sixth, after New York itself) in the original show - it would be a missed opportunity if the show just follows fashion stereotypes about each woman instead of breaking new ground. Which is going to take a more realistic approach to shoes, for a start.

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'And Just Like That' Adds 3 New Stars: All the Details

msnNOW 16 July, 2021 - 01:00am

Grab your cosmos! On January 10, Sarah Jessica Parker announced that an official Sex and the City revival is coming! The original series aired on HBO from 1998 to 2004, spanning 94 episodes during its six seasons. The show, which followed best friends Carrie Bradshaw (Parker), Miranda Hobbs (Cynthia Nixon), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) living in New York City, earned 54 Emmy nominations (winning seven) and 24 Golden Globe nods (winning eight).

The show also led to two box-office hit movies. 2008’s Sex and the City grossed over $415 million worldwide. Despite being slammed by critics, 2010’s Sex and the City 2 brought in $294 million worldwide. While a script was created for a third movie, Cattrall decided she did not want to be part of it, and the movie was ultimately scrapped.

Over the years, the Filthy Rich star has been vocal about being done with the franchise, even calling out Parker for being “cruel” in 2018. However, following the revival announcement, the Hocus Pocus actress weighed in on doing the new show without her, adding they she will miss her on set.

When a fan wrote, “She didn’t tag Samantha Jones,” and another replied, “They dislike each other,” on Parker’s Instagram, she quickly responded. “No. I don’t dislike her. I’ve never said that. Never would. Samantha isn’t part of this story, but she will always be a part of us,” she wrote via Instagram. “No matter where we are or what we do. X.”

In 2019, Cattrall said she would “never” work on the franchise again during an interview with the Daily Mail. “You learn lessons in life and my lesson is to do work with good people and try and make it fun,” the Tell Me a Story alum said at the time.

As for the new show, the SJP Collection designer voiced how excited she is about the new show and being back with the women.

“[We’re] shooting it in a city that we love and hoping to be part of a city that’s able to support artists and culture and institutions that have been closed down and the businesses that have been hurt [during COVID-19],” she told TMZ in January 2021.

Scroll through the gallery below for everything we know about the revival so far.

And Just Like That will follow Carrie, Charlotte and Miranda once again through their lives in New York City, this time navigating what love and friendships are like in their 50s.

And Just Like That will be available on HBO Max.

The writers’ room opened in January 2021, Parker confirmed, and filming is slated to begin in the spring.

In addition to the three women, Jennifer Hudson — who appeared as Carrie’s assistant in the first film — shared in January 2021 that she would love to appear in the revival.

“It’s not as black and white as that,” the two-time Emmy winner told TMZ in January 2021, sharing when asked whether they will replace the fourth character in Cattrall’s absence. “We’re not looking to bring in a fourth character. We have New York City as a fourth character. There will be lots of interesting, new characters that we’re excited about.”

Parker said during an interview with Vanity Fair at the end of January that the COVID-19 pandemic “will obviously be part of the storyline because that’s the city [these characters] live in. And how has that changed relationships once friends disappear? I have great faith that the writers are going to examine it all.”

Jason Lewis, who played Samantha Jones’ beloved boyfriend (and later ex) Smith Jerrod on the show, revealed he won’t be returning for the revival — just like his former onscreen flame.

“I have not [been asked back], but I would be the last to know!” the actor told Fashion Week Daily in April 2021. “As much as I appreciate the flattery, the conversation is about the girls.”

As for whether his character would still be with the PR expert today, Lewis said it’s unlikely.

“I think that they moved away from each other,” the model added. “But I think they’d still like each other!”

In April 2021, John Corbett told Page Six that he “might be in quite a few” episodes of the upcoming HBO Max project, sending Team Aidan fans into a frenzy. Parker played coy about her former costar’s comments, hinting via Instagram at the time, “I’m not saying one way or another whether our beloved Mr. Corbett’s interview deals in facts or fiction. But the response is amazing to read… x.”

Chris Noth took to Instagram in February 2021 to react to a fan’s question about whether he would return for And Just Like That. “Everything changes — including announcements in the rags,” the Good Wife alum replied following a New York Post story that claimed he wouldn’t be returning. In May 2021, HBO Max revealed he will be reprising the role.

While The Equalizer actor confirmed his official return to the role, he revealed to Yahoo Finance Live in June 2021 that he was “hesitant” to play Mr. Big again. “I didn’t really feel I had anything to offer in that role again. It kind of felt like I had done it,” he said.

Sara Ramírez is a new series regular, starring as Che Diaz, a non-binary, queer, stand-up comedian who hosts a podcast that Carrie frequently joins. “Che is a big presence with a big heart whose outrageous sense of humor and progressive, human overview of gender roles has made them and their podcast very popular,” HBO Max said in a press release in May 2021.

David Eigenberg and Evan Handler, who played will Miranda’s husband, Steve Brady, and Charlotte’s husband, Harry Goldenblatt, respectively, will both appear, HBO Max confirmed in June 2021. Additionally, Mario Cantone will reprise the role of Anthony Marentino and Willie Garson will be back as Stanford Blatch.

Parker visited Carrie’s apartment in June 2021, one day before the cast reunited for their first table read of the new series. “Pure coincidence AND JUST LIKE THAT, we find ourselves on this street called Perry the night before it all begins again,” she captioned a series of photos from outside the iconic pad. “MPK, here we go. And I’m thrilled and terrified. X, SJ.”

Parker reunited with Nixon and Davis in June 2021 for the first table read in New York City. “Together again. ,” she captioned the sweet snap. “Read through our first episodes. @justlikethatmax Alongside all the fellas and our newest cast members. Like an ice cream sundae. X, SJ.”

We have a name! Parker revealed in a July 2021 Instagram post that the first episode of And Just Like That will be called “Hello It’s Me.”

Alongside the cover of her script, she laid out some of her filming necessities, including snacks, books, a speaker and a cooling face globe.

“In preparation for 1st day of shooting @justlikethatmax somewhere on the island of Manhattan. Tomorrow. Always bringing enough to share. Not pictured, deodorant,” she wrote.

In July 2021, Parker shared a selfie that showed her getting ready for the first day of filming with help from hairstylist Serge Normant and makeup artist Elaine Offers. “7:15 am EST NYC,” she captioned the Instagram photo. “Here she comes. X, SJ.”

HBO Max released the first official image from the new series in July 2021. In the snap, Nixon, Parker and Davis walk down a New York City street in costume as Miranda, Carrie and Charlotte, respectively. Compared to past SATC looks, their outfits in the photo are somewhat subdued, but Carrie’s commitment to outrageous footwear remains intact with a pair of black patent leather platforms.

Sarita Choudhury, Nicole Ari Parker and Karen Pittman joined the cast in July. Choudhury will play real estate broker Seema Patel, Parker will portray documentarian and mother of three Lisa Todd Wexley and Pittman will star as Columbia Law School professor Dr. Nya Wallace.

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13 actors are confirmed for the 'Sex and the City' reboot - here's who will and won't be in the new series

msnNOW 16 July, 2021 - 01:00am

On January 10, former "Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker, along with other cast members, posted a teaser trailer for the next installment in the series on Instagram.

Immediately, longtime fans were quick to share their excitement for the new installment, with Parker's post alone receiving over 1 million likes in less than 24 hours.

"We have some new stories to tell," Parker wrote on Instagram. "We are excited."

So far, Parker has been spotted sporting multiple Carrie Bradshaw-esque looks on the set of the show's reboot.

Nixon, who received a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actress in Netflix's "Ratched," will be returning to the reboot, she announced on social media. 

"Anything is possible. This is New York," she captioned a tweet of the trailer for "Just Like That..."

In addition to her acting roles, Nixon has also been active in politics. A member of the New York chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America, Nixon ran against Governor Andrew Cuomo in New York's Democratic primary election in 2018. Though she lost the primary, she has remained a staunch figure in progressive politics.

Davis played the role of New York gallerist Charlotte York-Goldenblatt in all six seasons of the show and in the two feature films.

Not much is known about her character's arc in the reboot. However, it can likely be assumed that her story will pick up where the final movie left off as she raises her two daughters, Lily and Rose, with her husband, Harry Goldenblatt.

Davis was spotted on the set of the show's reboot walking a French bulldog, hinting that her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel from the original series, Elizabeth Taylor, will not be making an appearance.

"I'm thrilled to be working with Chris again on 'And Just Like That…'" King said in a statement, The Hollywood Reporter reported. "How could we ever do a new chapter of the 'Sex and the City' story without our Mr. Big?"

While it's still unclear what Noth's storyline will be and if he will be in all 10 episodes, we can at least now confirm Mr. Big will once again be gracing our screens. Noth played the role of Carrie's emotionally unavailable love interest in all six seasons of the original show and in both of the feature films.

Corbett appeared throughout three seasons of the six-season show, in addition to the second "Sex and the City" movie.

"I'm going to do the show," Corbett, 59, told Page Six in April. "I think I might be in quite a few [episodes]. I like all those people, they've been very nice to me."

On June 9, executive producer Michael Patrick King confirmed that Eigenberg would be reprising his role as Steve Brady.

Citing a source, Page Six previously reported that Eigenberg wouldn't be returning to play Steve Brady, Miranda's bartender boyfriend-turned-husband with whom she had a child.

However, a rep told the publication that he was in negotiations to appear in the limited series.

Eigenberg himself also gave fans hope he would be appearing in the project, which he called "interesting," after all.

"[Cynthia Nixon's] a dream to work with," he told Us Weekly.

Handler played Kristin Davis' love interest in seasons five and six, as well as in both of the "Sex and the City" films. The character of Harry is universally adored by fans of the show, who were excited to learn on the reboot's Instagram page that he would be returning. 

"I'm schvitzing like a pudding at a picnic THIS IS AMAZING," one fan commented. 

Others wondered about his storyline and how it would play into the other characters'. Referencing Goldenblatt's career as a divorce attorney, one user commented, "Will somebody be needing his services?"

Willie Garson's casting was confirmed by the "And Just Like That..." Instagram page.

In January, the actor posted a photo to his own Instagram account with a headline announcing "And Just Like That..." Kristin Davis commented on the post, saying, "Of course Stanford will be back !!"

Cantone was a regular cast member throughout the show's run, as well as in both feature films. He is most well known for being Stanford's primary love interest and Charlotte York's wedding planner and best friend. 

"Everyone at 'And Just Like That…' is thrilled to be able to continue the storylines of these beloved 'Sex and the City' characters with the actors who made them so lovable," King said of Cantone, Handler, Eigenberg, and Garson's casting, according to Deadline.

Ramírez previously made history as the longest-running LGBTQ+ character on a television show for their role as Dr. Callie Torres on "Grey's Anatomy." They were a cast member on the show for 13 years.

In "And Just Like That...", Ramirez will play a nonbinary, queer stand-up comedian who hosts a podcast on which Carrie Bradshaw is a regular guest, according to Deadline.

"Everyone at 'And Just Like That…' is beyond thrilled that a dynamically talented actor such as Sara Ramírez has joined the 'Sex and the City' family," executive producer Michael Patrick King said in a statement. "Sara is a one-of-a-kind talent, equally at home with comedy and drama – and we feel excited and inspired to create this new character for the show."

Paparazzi photos from the set of "And Just Like That..." showed Parker meeting up with "Sex And The City" stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon on the set of the upcoming reboot prior to her official confirmation as a cast member.

The group appeared to be filming one of the show's iconic brunch scenes at a New York City restaurant. 

According to Deadline, Parker will play a Park Avenue mother of three and documentarian.

"Everyone at 'And Just Like That…' is thrilled to have these amazing and vibrant actors join the 'Sex and the City' family," executive producer Michael Patrick King said in a statement, according to Deadline. "Each of them will add their unique spark and big heart to these new characters and the stories we are about to tell."

The show's executives previously reported three new main characters, all of whom would be people of color, would be joining the cast. 

HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys told TV Line that Parker and King "didn't want to tell a story with all-white writers or an all-white cast" because "it's not reflective of New York."

"They are being very, very conscious about understanding that New York has to reflect the way New York looks today," he said.

In response to two comments on her Instagram post about whether Cattrall would be returning to the next chapter, and whether the two disliked each other, Sarah Jessica Parker said, "No. I don't dislike her. I've never said that. Never would. Samantha isn't a part of this story. But she will always be a part of us. No matter where we are or what we do."

In an interview with TVLine in February, HBO Max's chief content officer, Casey Bloys, explained how the show would address Cattrall's absence. 

"Just as in real life, people come into your life, people leave," Bloys said. "Friendships fade, and new friendships start. So I think it is all very indicative of the real stages, the actual stages of life."

"Sex and the City" star Jason Lewis just put a stop to speculation over whether he'll be a part of the new series. 

"I have not [been approached], but I would be the last to know! As much as I appreciate the flattery, the conversation is about the girls," he told the Daily Front Row in April. 

Lewis played opposite Kim Cattrall, who will also not be a part of "And Just Like That..." in the sixth season of the hit series and in both of the "Sex and the City" movies. 

Lynn Cohen was a veteran actor best known for her role as Magda, Miranda's stern but affectionate housekeeper and nanny, in "Sex and the City," as well as roles in "Damages," "Nurse Jackie," "The Affair,"  "Law & Order," and "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

Cohen passed away at the age of 86 on February 15, 2020. Following the announcement of her death, messages poured in from her former "SATC" cast members.

"Many people knew & loved Lynn Cohen as Miranda's stalwart Polish nanny Magda. To me she was that & so much more — an involved citizen, a true friend & a great actress in so many different roles," Cynthia Nixon tweeted. "I will miss her so much."

Sarah Jessica Parker captioned a photo of the late actress on Instagram, "Beautiful Lynn Cohen. Miranda's dear and necessary Magda. Our dear SATC colleague. Talent, grace, inspiration. RIP."

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Sex & The City Star Sarah Jessica Parker Confirms 4 New Cast Members

Screen Rant 15 July, 2021 - 09:55pm

The series is set in New York City and told from the perspective of Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker). She tells her story, along with those of her tight-knit friend group, including the likes of Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall), Charlotte York (Kristin Davis), and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon). They each suffer from struggles across their personal, romantic, and sexual lives, as they continue to try and achieve what gives them individual happiness. Earlier this year, a continuation of the series was announced, which will star Parker, Davis, and Nixon, although Cattrall will not be returning. The ten 30-minute episodes will be released on HBO Max.

Parker went onto Instagram to welcome four new members to the cast of And Just Like That.... Sara Ramirez is Che Diaz, Nicole Ari Parker is Lisa Todd Wexley, Karen Pittman is Dr. Nya Wallace, and Sarita Choudhury is Seema Patel. Each slide of the Instagram carousel notes the phrase, "And just like that...," on the new cast members' photos. See below for Parker's Instagram post:

While these actors may be new to the Sex and the City universe, they certainly aren't newcomers to the acting scene. Ramirez is most known for her performance as Dr. Callie Torres in Grey's Anatomy. Parker most recently starred in television series such as Chicago P.D. and Empire. Pittman portrayed Mia Jordan in the Apple+ television series, The Morning Show. Meanwhile, Choudhury recently played Sophia Varma in Blindspot and Anita Rees in Little Fires Everywhere.

Given that the original cast was overwhelmingly white, a more diverse cast makes sense. Sex and the City isn't the first series to get some backlash for its casting, as Friends also severely lacks representation, while also being set in New York. This opens the door to a variety of different narratives that the original HBO series wasn't able to explore. Each of the characters in the original group of friends approach love, sex, and various types of relationships quite differently, and providing a more diverse cast allows for that notion to be expanded upon. Audiences will have to wait to see how And Just Like That... turns out, although it has potential to continue the beloved series from a more modern lens.

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SATC reboot's leaked script reveals if Carrie & Mr Big are still married

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SEX and the City reboot's leaked script reveals if Carrie Bradshaw & Mr. Big are still married or divorced 13 years after their wedding.

The longtime TV couple's fate is declared in the upcoming HBO Max series titled, Just Like That... over a decade since viewers watched them finally tie the knot in the first Sex and the City film.

Page Six revealed the juicy details from the show's leaked script, in which Carrie and Mr. Big have split and are "in the midst of a bitter divorce."

Fans of the show rooted for the fictional couple through their many ups and downs in the series' six year run.

Carrie and the entrepreneur eventually said "I do" at a court house after Mr. Big stood his bride up on the day of their over-the-top New York City Public Library wedding, as told in the movie.

In the reboot, however, Carrie - played by Sarah Jessica Parker - is now in her 50s, a podcast host, and appears to be at odds with her husband over their finances.

The marriage appeared to be rocky on screen in the Sex and the City 2 movie where Carrie had a brief connection with her ex-fiancé Aidan Shaw, played by John Corbett, who she ran into while on a girls trip in Abu Dhabi.

The pair reconciled after Mr. Big (Christ Noth) gifted her a massive black diamond ring.

Taping for the 10-episode limited series has begun in New York City, including the original main cast, except Kim Cattrall's character Samantha Jones.

Charlotte York (Kristin), and Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) – are also reprising their roles in the reboot.

HBO Max recently explained why the character will be missing from the reboot.

HBO Max's chief content officer Casey Bloys confirmed that the show's bosses thought that having all four original members still be best friends 17 years after the original show ended was unrealistic.

"They're not trying to say that these characters are reliving their 30s. It is very much a story about women in their 50s, and they are dealing with things that people deal with in their 50s," he said during a panel event on Wednesday July 7, 2021.

"They're trying to tell an honest story about being a woman in her 50s in New York. So it should all feel somewhat organic, and the friends that you have when you're 30, you may not have when you're 50."

There is currently no release date for the revival.

Sex And The City revival casts three new supporting actresses

Daily Mail 14 July, 2021 - 07:22pm

By Dailymail.com Reporter

HBO Max just officially announced three new additions to the cast of its upcoming Sex And The City revival.

The new show, entitled And Just Like That..., has begun filming in New York City with three of the original four stars, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon, and on Wednesday it was revealed via Instagram that Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman and Sarita Choudhury are joining the trio on the project.

The announcement was met with widespread praise from fans, as Instagram users flooded the trio of posts to celebrate the new burst of diversity with the casting of three women of colour. 

Sex And The City's original six seasons and subsequent two movies have long-sparked criticism due to the lack of diversity in its largely-white cast as well as shocking storylines, including Kim Cattrall's character Samantha - who will not be returning for the reboot - dating a black man and rowing with his sister over her race.  

What a trio: Nicole Ari Parker, Karen Pittman and Sarita Choudhury are joining the cast of the Sex And The City revival And Just Like That...

Leading the way in the new arrivals is Nicole, who has featured in such films as Black Dynamite and Remember The Titans as well as on shows like Time After Time, Empire and Chicago PD.

Her character is a fabulously wealthy woman called Lisa Todd Wexley who has three children and lives on Park Avenue, Entertainment Weekly reports. Park Avenue was also the location of the swank apartment owned by one of the four main characters Charlotte York played by Kristin.

Charlotte acquires the apartment on the original show through her divorce from Kyle MacLachlan's sexually dysfunctional character Trey MacDougal in a bitter divorce settlement involving his mother Bunny.

Nicole was spotted on the set of the show on Tuesday, where she put on a glamorous display in a bold colourful ensemble paired with bright orange accessories while beaming and waving at passersby.

Here come the girls! The new show, entitled And Just Like That..., has begun filming in New York City with three of the original four stars, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon (pictured last week)

Norma Kamali vintage gingham pleated skirt

Sarah Jessica Parker looked playfully chic next to her Sex and the City co-stars, donning a vintage Norma Kamali skirt and maintaining her reputation as a fashion aficionado.

This voluminous number comes in a flared silhouette, and it's cut with a high-rise waist, contouring seams and defining inverted pleats that effortlessly accentuate her frame.

She teamed this gingham check design with a neutral top before elevating her look with chunky Mary Jane pumps. They lent edge to the demure midi-length proportions, for a punkish glam-rock look.

It’s a yes from us (not that she needs our approval – she’s like a byword for fashion after all).

While her exact skirt isn’t so easy to track down, we’ve been busy pulling our favorite alternatives that you can shop right now using the carousel below.

Our edit includes a frilly Ganni number, which is available to shop at The Outnet, and a tiered design from Mango. It's time to join the glam squad!

Ganni ruffled-trimmed skirt at The Outnet

ME AND EM skirt at Selfridges

Hard at work: The new official announcements come just one day after Nicole was spotted out in New York City filming a scene for the Sex And The City revival

Who's who: Her character is a fabulously wealthy woman called Lisa Todd Wexley who has three children and lives on Park Avenue, Entertainment Weekly reports

Meanwhile Karen has had recurring shows on TV programs ranging from Horace And Pete to The Americans to Yellowstone. She will be playing Columbia Law professor Dr. Nya Wallace - possibly with some connection to Cynthia's character Miranda Hobbes, who is an attorney.

Sarita first rose to fame opposite Denzel Washington in the Mira Nair movie Mississippi Masala and has also worked with Spike Lee and M. Knight Shyamalan. Her character Seema Patel is a real estate broker based in Manhattan who brought herself up by her bootstraps.

The casting has been welcomed with open arms by fans, who praised the move on social media following show writer Michael Patrick King and lead lady and executive producer Sarah's vow to create greater inclusivity. 

Details: She will be playing Columbia Law professor Dr. Nya Wallace - possibly with some connection to Cynthia Nixon's character Miranda Hobbes who is an attorney

Meanwhile: Karen has had recurring shows on TV programs ranging from Horace And Pete to The Americans to Yellowstone (pictured)

Ahead of filming beginning, in February, HBO Max chief content officer Casey Bloys detailed how Sarah and Michael 'didn't want to tell a story with all-white writers or an all-white cast'. 

He said: 'It's not reflective of New York. So they are being very, very conscious about understanding that New York has to reflect the way New York looks today.'

In 2018, Sarah referenced the diversity issue, saying: 'You couldn't make it today because of the lack of diversity on screen. I personally think it would feel bizarre.' 

Making it happen: Her character Seema Patel is a real estate broker based in Manhattan who brought herself up by her bootstraps

Flashback: Sarita first rose to fame opposite Denzel Washington in the Mira Nair movie Mississippi Masala in which they are both pictured

BEST KNOWN FOR: She made her screen debut with a leading role in The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love and went on to appear in Boogie Nights, directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

HER SATC ROLE:  Her character is a fabulously wealthy woman called Lisa Todd Wexley who has three children and lives on Park Avenue, Entertainment Weekly reports. Park Avenue was also the location of the swank apartment owned by one of the four main characters Charlotte York played by Kristin

BEST KNOWN FOR: She portrayed the character of Jory in the 2012 Lincoln Center production of Disgraced and has performed in FX Network's The Americans and Netflix's Luke Cage, as Lisa and Inspector Priscilla Ridley 

BEST KNOWN FOR: Her role in the Mira Nair-directed feature film Mississippi Masala. In the late 1990s, Choudhury added to her repertoire with supporting roles in the thriller A Perfect Murder, 3 A.M., and the John Cassavetes remake Gloria

HER SATC ROLE: Her character Seema Patel is a real estate broker based in Manhattan who brought herself up by her bootstraps.

Posting on Instagram, onn the post announcing Karen's arrival, fans penned: 'And just like that…diversity [heart eye emojis]... She was amazing in the morning show!! and finally some color and diversity to the cast! It’s NYC not Phoenix, Arizona... Oh y’all super diverse now. Where is Aiden though?... 

'Nice to see more diversity !!... Yay! More people of color!!... And just like that....black women on the show...

Under the posts featuring Nicole and Sarita, Instagram users wrote: 'I’m so here for this black girl magic filling in the vacant 4th seat... Finally some POC! Given that this is a well known representation of NYC women, some diversity makes a lot more sense—! Good move for more accurate representation...

Quartet: The original foursome of Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall are pictured on the original Sex And The City show

Praise: Fans gushed over the announcement 

Appropriation has been highlighted in retrospect regarding the show's fashion, which is arguably the fifth main character on the show. 

Earlier this year, Kayleigh Dray wrote for Stylist: 'During the first and second seasons of the show, our wealthy cisgender heroines live and operate within an entirely white bubble. 

'In the third season that all changes, albeit not for the better. 

'For starters, Miranda – smart, liberal, awesome Miranda – charges us to follow the “white guy with a baby” as a way to locate an available apartment in a “nice” (aka super- gentrified) neighbourhood. Carrie waxes lyrical about “ghetto gold jewellery”.

The jewellery is not the only issue, as Samantha wore an afro wig following her cancer treatment. 

Her styling, which she referenced to Foxy Brown, was blasted for appropriation among a plethora of other problematic moments. 

Shock: His sister Adeena, played by Sundra Oakley, takes issue with her brother dating a white woman (Sundra pictured)

In Series Three's No Ifs, Ands or Butts, begins dating Chivon, an African-American record executive. 

His sister Adeena, played by Sundra Oakley, takes issue with her brother dating a white woman. 

When speaking about Chivon, Samantha makes reference to his 'big black c**k' and slams Charlotte for having a 'knee-jerk liberal reaction' when Charlotte scolds her for using 'black talk' when discussing her latest conquest.

In 2018, Sundra spoke about starring in the episode and the storyline saying: 'It's like, oh man, why did it have to be that way? Why couldn't it have been a different story?...

'Samantha only slept with one black guy in the whole range of the show, in New York City? O.K., sure.'

In 2018, Vulture listed the episode as the lowest in a ranking of every episode of the show, writing: 'On the one hand, this is the episode in which Carrie meets Aidan and goes on her first date with him. 

'On the other hand, it plummets in our ranking for its clumsy handling of Samantha dating a black man named Chivon. Clichés abound, most notably his overbearing sister, and, worse, the show’s dedication to themes ends up equating Samantha and Chivon’s insurmountable racial differences with Aidan’s wish that Carrie quit smoking and Charlotte’s date’s lack of kissing skill. Let’s just say none of this would fly in 2018.'

Sex And The City 2 saw the ladies jet to Abu Dhabi on a work trip, with a slew of culturally insensitive moments occuring during the trip - starting with 'Magic carpet' references on the plane. 

Speaking about women wearing a niqab, Carrie makes the alarming statement: 'I can’t get on board with the veil covering the mouth. It makes it feel like they don’t want them to have a voice'. 

Later in the movie, Carrie flouts respecting local laws by flashing an ankle to get a taxi. 

The movie caused widespread horror among critics due to the racially insensitive approach.  

Shock: Sex And The City 2 saw the ladies jet to Abu Dhabi on a work trip, with a slew of culturally insensitive moments occuring during the trip - starting with 'Magic carpet' references on the plane

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'Also, if you live in NYC and all of your friends are white…I don’t know what to tell you... At last! Some colour... good to see satc moving towards being reflective of the diversity of NYC... Representation matters!... Woot!!!! Happy to see more diversity as I do love SATC... Yes to DIVERSITY and REPRESENTATION'.  

The new official announcements come just one day after Nicole was spotted out in New York City filming a scene for the Sex And The City revival.

And Just Like That... is controversially being made without Kim Cattrall as Samantha Jones who made up one of the show's original foursome.

Kim has repeatedly resisted calls to reprise the role over the years - first for a third Sex And The City movie that never got off the ground. However the other three principals - Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw plus Kristin and Cynthia - are all coming back.

Their significant others will also make a return - Mr. Big (Chris Noth) for Carrie, Steve (David Eigenberg) for Miranda and Harry (Evan Handler).

There she is: Sarah is pictured this Wednesday on the set of And Just Like That... to reprise her Sex And The City role as Carrie Bradshaw

Blake Lively steps out with her daughters James, Inez and Betty

Lizzo looks radiant as she strikes a pose in skimpy thong

Gigi Hadid takes over for Chrissy Teigen in Never Have I Ever

Gabriel Iglesias announces has tested positive for COVID-19

Jessie James Decker gets emotional over hateful messages

Sheerly stunning! Avril Lavigne steps out with Mod Sun

Stephen Colbert reveals he walked in on Mindy Kaling changing

The Grand Tour's new 'Lochdown' adventure revealed

Robert Downey Jr. seen for first time since his father's death

Rebel Wilson's raunchy dance moves on the set of her new movie

Sadie Roberson of 'Duck Dynasty' candid on postpartum anxiety

Britney Spears shows herself doing horseback riding & cartwheels

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