Cynthia Nixon Gave a Subtle Hint at Miranda’s Future in 'And Just Like That'

If there’s one character who’s been through quite a transformation in Sex and the City‘s reboot And Just Like That it’s Cynthia Nixon‘s Miranda. After all, in just two seasons Miranda went from being in a longtime marriage with Steve (David Eigenberg) to being divorced, living on a friend’s couch, starting her career all over again and discovering her sexuality for the first time.

So while fans of the show may be speculating about what’s next for Nixon’s character in season 3 (which is currently filming!), it’s safe to say her storyline might be somewhat unpredictable. So, of course, any hint is much appreciated.

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In a new interview with Variety, Nixon talked about how her character and her have become quite similar to one another.

“I’ve grown much more like [Miranda] as I’ve grown older, and she’s grown much more like me,” Nixon told the outlet. “It was nothing that I was advocating for, but smart writers, particularly on long-term projects that keep going and evolving, try [to] put as much of the real person in that character as they can, because that’s one of the things that makes television or film or theater so powerful — when the person playing the role has a personal connection.”

Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon on location for AND JUST LIKE THAT... Television Series Filming in NYC, , New York, NY August 12, 2021. Photo By: Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection
Sarah Jessica Parker, and Cynthia Nixon on location for And Just Like That… Television Series Filming in NYC, New York, NY August 12, 2021. (Kristin Callahan/Everett Collection)

And Just Like That‘s showrunner Michael Patrick King completely agreed. “When you write a character for so long for a specific actress, at some point, it’s just couture,” he said. “You’re just cutting it for them.”

“So, when I look at who Cynthia is, she’s incredibly passionate. She cares. And I put that into the part,” King added.

As fans of Nixon know, the actress, who has been married to her wife Christine Marinoni since 2012, is a passionate advocate in politics and for LGBTQ+ rights. So could Miranda fall in love with a woman like Nixon too? Who knows!

But, if there’s one thing we do know about Miranda’s future, it’s that her ex, the oh-so-controversial non-binary comedian Che Diaz (played by Sara Ramirez), will not be coming back.

“They created such an amazing character — such a controversial character, but such an amazing character,” Nixon said of Ramirez’s character. “I think they felt, and Michael Patrick felt, that that character had run its course.”

“They came in and shook everything up, and then the arc was completed,” Nixon said.

As a reminder, Ramirez was announced to be leaving the show in January. Then, in March, Karen Pittman, who played one of Miranda’s closest confidantes Nya Wallace in the series, also announced her departure.

“Due to the production realities, we are disappointed to announce that scheduling conflicts will not allow us to continue with this character as part of Season 3 of And Just Like That,” a statement to Variety confirmed. “Karen and Nya will be missed, and her Max family and fans will all be cheering her on in her other endeavors.”

With her friend/roommate and ex fully out of the picture, Miranda’s world might turn upside down yet again in season 3. We can’t wait to tune in!

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