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Sarah Jessica Parker Slams Misogynistic Chatter around ‘And Just Like That…’

Actor Sarah Jessica Parker, renowned for playing Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City series, has slammed the “misogynistic chatter” around the show’s upcoming sequel, And Just Like That…


Speaking to Vogue recently, Parker said, “There’s so much misogynist chatter in response to us that would never happen about a man. ‘Does she have grey hair?’ I’m sitting with Andy Cohen, and he has a full head of grey hair, and he’s exquisite. Why is it okay for him? I don’t know what to tell you people! Especially on social media. Everyone has something to say. ‘She has too many wrinkles, she doesn’t have enough wrinkles.’”

She added, “It almost feels as if people don’t want us to be perfectly okay with where we are, as if they almost enjoy us being pained by who we are today, whether we choose to age naturally and not look perfect, or whether you do something if that makes you feel better. I know what I look like. I have no choice. What am I going to do about it? Stop ageing? Disappear?”

And Just Like That… is HBO Max‘s reboot of Sex and the City, with Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis set to reprise their roles as Carrie, Miranda, and Charlotte, respectively. Kim Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones in the original series, will not be part of the new show that will premiere on the OTT platform in December.

The upcoming 10-part series is executive produced by Parker, Nixon, and Davis, along with Michael Patrick King, Julie Rottenberg, Elisa Zuritsky, and John Melfi.

It will follow the three women “as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.”

The writers’ team includes King, Rottenberg, Zuritsky, Samantha Irby, Rachna Fruchbom, and Keli Goff.


Parker told Vogue that in addition to the current pool, the makers also added new actors as well as writers belonging to diverse backgrounds, to make sure the show is “reflective of where New York is right now – post-Covid.”

Black actors Nicole Ari Parker and Karen Pittman, along with Mexican-American and non-binary actor Sara Ramirez and Sarita Choudhury, who is of English and Bengali-Indian descent, were brought on board.

“In no way were we interested in tokenism,” said Parker. “You can’t bring people on the show and not let the camera be with them!”

The Sex and the City series went on for six seasons, from 1998 to 2004. It was created by Darren Star based on the book of the same name by Candace Bushnell. The popular show also spawned two films: Sex and the City (2008) and Sex and the City 2 (2010).