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Sex And The City's Cynthia Nixon weighs in on shock death

Cynthia Nixon has explained why a certain scene was pivotal to the direction of Sex and the City’s reboot And Just Like That…

*Warning spoilers ahead for episode 1 of And Just Like That…*

The 55-year-old actress stars as Miranda Hobbes in the HBO Max drama alongside Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) reuniting in the Big Apple.

However the highly-anticipated special had fans in shock after the first episode which saw Chris Noth’s character Big killed off.

While viewers were divided over the heartbreaking move, Cynthia believes it was crucial to the storyline.

Speaking to Elle Magazine, she said: ‘Nothing is forever. And I think that that’s where the [show’s] title comes from.

‘You reach a point in your life and you think you know what your life is and what it’s going to be, and then just like that, something happens and it can be something terrible, or it can be something wonderful.’


Big died from a heart attack after a rigorous workout on his Peloton – even though the fitness equipment company has insisted that his extravagant lifestyle would have been a contributing factor to his death.

After finding him collapsed in his home, Carrie holds him in her arms as he struggles to form sentences. 

Reflecting on the emotional scene, Cynthia added: ‘But in a moment your life can be completely different. There’s an old Yiddish saying that goes: “If you want to hear God laugh, make a plan.”‘

Actor Jonah Hill also reacted to Big’s death, but couldn’t help but ask: ‘But why didn’t Carrie call 911 immediately?’

He’s definitely onto something there.

Even Piers Morgan issued a major warning to middle-aged men following the death of the fictional character.

He tweeted: ‘If you’re a middle-aged man watching the first episode of revived Sex in the City with your wife/girlfriend and she doesn’t immediately scream “Why isn’t Carrie calling emergency services?” as she leisurely cuddles Mr Big’s *STILL ALIVE* body… dump her asap.’

And Just Like That is available to watch on Sky Comedy and NOW.

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