‘And Just Like That’ Staged Fake Funeral Scene to Thwart Deuxmoi

If you were a Sex and the city fan who was in any corner of the Internet during the last months, ran a high risk of inadvertently encountering the main spoilers of the HBO Max revival series, And so.

Over the course of filming last summer in New York City, paparazzi invaded the set, and eagle-eyed fans regularly posted real-time sightings of stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis to the account of Instagram gossip Deuxmoi.

While most of the leaks were relatively innocuous, such as when Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes, and Charlotte York were seen having lunch, sneaky photographers armed with long lenses were able to get a close-up look at a script that seemed to reveal a major spoiler: Carrie. and her husband Mr. Big (Chris Noth) were no longer together.

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“I was recording the podcast; I was washing my hair. Yes, I wasn’t eating or sleeping, but at least I felt good about my marriage. Now I’m just one of the wives I was taking care of, ”Carrie’s leaked script read.

Weather Page six Initially believing that the on-and-off couple had been in the middle of a divorce, the premiere episode on December 9 gave the real reason for Carrie’s loneliness (spoiler alert!): Mr. Big dies of a heart attack after his 1,000th ride on the Peloton. .

To prevent the shocking twist from coming to light, showrunner and executive producer Michael Patrick King admitted on Friday he had a few tricks up his sleeve.

King explained that while filming the scene of Mr. Big’s funeral, he had Noth come on stage fully dressed in character to throw off fans and paparazzi who were always on the prowl, who in fact later posted photos of the black-clad cast outside. of the funeral site.

“We had to have some red herrings!” King laughed.

Actress Nicole Ari Parker, who plays newcomer Lisa Todd Wexley, also revealed that various precautions were taken to prevent leaks, saying the contracts were so strict it was like “firing your firstborn.”

King’s plan seemed to work. Noth had already been confirmed to return to the show and was even seen in Paris filming with production, although that could have been another fake to keep up the hoax.

Instead, many people were convinced that the funeral was actually for beloved character Samantha Jones. After actress Kim Cattrall refused to sign up for the revival series, fans speculated that the writers had killed the promiscuous publicist to explain her absence. Fortunately, they settled on a much more respectable excuse.


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