And Just Like That creator Michael Patrick King showed his support for Sara Ramirez’s character Che Diaz after they were branded ‘the worst character on TV.’
In the highly-anticipated revival of Sex and The City, the former Grey’s Anatomy actress plays Miranda Hobbs’ (Cynthia Nixon) new love interest, with whom Miranda had frequent hook-ups with, despite being married to her husband Steve Brady.
The newcomer hasn’t gone down well with viewers, with many critics labelling Che ‘cringy’ and ‘unhinged.’
Despite the backlash, writer and director Michael told Variety that backlash to Sara’s role as the non-binary comedian has got nothing to do with Che, per se.
‘People are going to look for who’s the villain,’ he said.
‘Che is, in my estimation, honest, dangerous, sexy, funny, and warm. What everybody else is projecting on that character has a lot to do with what they want to have happen to Miranda in the story. It has so little to do with Che.
Michael also predicted the outrage that would follow, after introducing someone that would get in between Miranda and Steve’s marriage.
‘I said in the writing room, “uh, get ready,” he added.
‘Because what’s coming is outrage about Miranda calling out her marriage. Whoever is in the activating of that will be an issue.’
In the latest episode, Miranda told her husband Steve that she felt ‘trapped’ in their marriage, which resulted in her asking him for a divorce.
Critical fans were left in disbelief and took to Twitter to share their thoughts, with one tweeting: ‘This isn’t Miranda Hobbes anymore. This is just Cynthia Nixon playing herself. And Steve deserves better than this.’
Viewers have been on an emotional rollercoaster since the reboot premiered in December last year, with Miranda’s sexual awakening and the shocking death of Big, but it all comes to an end in the season finale which airs on February 3.
And Just Like That airs on Sky Comedy and is available to stream on NOW.
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