Will Sara Ramirez shake things up in ‘Sex and the City”s reboot?
Former Grey’s Anatomy actress, as well as Broadway star Sara Ramirez recently teased her “dynamic” role on the upcoming Sex and the City reboot, And Just Like That, where she is set to play the first non-binary character in the HBO franchise, expected to drop on HBO Max this December. Now that Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones is out, it appears that Sara Ramirez will be filling those much needed fourth pair of heels for the series.
In a recent interview with Out for the Out100 edition, Sara Ramirez discussed her upcoming role as Che Diaz, a stand-up comedian and podcast host who will have an important role in the upcoming Sex and the City reboot. Ramirez noted how the character is “smart and funny and dynamic”. Ramirez herself uses she/they pronouns and seems stoked to play such a historic figure on an even more historic show.
“Prior to Callie Torres, I’d never seen myself represented on television,” Ramirez told Out regarding her stint on Grey’s Anatomy, which lasted for eleven seasons. “I also want to make it clear that the only reason I’m here is because of all the people that my life has touched and whose lives have touched mine. And as empowered as I have grown to be in my life, it’s not by being alone. It’s by working with others.” We’re so excited for her!
And Just Like That . . .
And Just Like That . . . will follow Carrie and her best friends Miranda and Charlotte as they navigate the complicated reality of life and friendship in their fifties. Kim Cattrall, who portrayed Samantha Jones on the series and both big-screen adaptations, opted not to return for the new series. This is not really a surprise to fans of the show, given Cattrall’s constant rumored on and off set drama.
In terms of the return of Mr. Big, played by actor Chris Noth, a short clip that was recently released sees Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis, and Cynthia Nixon attending an event together, looking glam & fabulous before transitioning to footage of Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big washing dishes and canoodling in the kitchen together.
While fans may find it difficult to get used to a Sex and the City world without Samantha Jones, there’s no doubt that so many of us are ready to return to the city with our favorite girls as well as their men, especially when considering that they’ve added Grey’s Anatomy’s Sara Ramirez to the cast. but why are we so excited for And Just Like That . . . ? It has to be because we adored Sex and the City just so gosh darn much.
Sex and the City
HBO’s Sex and the City ran for a total of six seasons, debuting in 1998 and ending its run in 2004. In the show, sex columnist Carrie Bradshaw and her three friends, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda, explore Manhattan’s dating scene, chronicling the luscious habits of single New Yorkers. Not surprisingly, the ladies have a number of sexy interests throughout the series’ run, all inevitably finding true love at some point.
After taking a short break, Carrie Bradshaw, Mr. Big, and the rest of the Sex and the City gang would hit the big screen for their first live-action movie, simply titled Sex and the City: The Movie, which was directed by Michael Patrick King and was released in 2008. The film, while dealing with multiple themes & plots, essentially circled around Mr. Big & Carrie Bradshaw struggling with their relationship just before they hit the altar.
The first film, which was extremely well done warranted a sequel for Bradshaw and the girls, sending them on a trip to Dubai in 2010’s Sex and the City 2. This film, unlike the first, was a major disappointment for all stakeholders, seemingly leaving behind a major character in this franchise, New York City. It really felt like the actresses just went on a vacation and the cameras found them. Oh well, at least we have the upcoming series!