January 18, 2022

‘And Simply Like That’ Staged Faux Funeral Scene to Thwart Deuxmoi Spoilers

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If you happen to have been a Intercourse and the Metropolis fan who occurred to be on any nook of the web over the previous few months, you ran a excessive threat of inadvertently coming throughout main spoilers for the HBO Max revival series, And Just Like That.

Over the course of filming this previous summer time in New York Metropolis, paparazzi swarmed the set and eagle-eyed fans were regularly submitting real-time sightings of stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis to Instagram gossip account Deuxmoi.

Whereas a lot of the leaks have been comparatively innocuousβ€”corresponding to the place Carrie Bradshaw, Miranda Hobbes, and Charlotte York have been noticed consuming lunchβ€”sneaky photographers armed with lengthy lenses have been in a position to get a close-up view of a script that appeared to disclose a serious spoiler: Carrie and her husband Mr. Massive (Chris Noth) have been not collectively.

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β€œI used to be taping the podcast; I used to be washing my hair. Sure, I wasn’t consuming or sleeping, however at the least I felt good about my marriage. Now I’m simply one of many wives he was caring for,” the leaked script for Carrie learn.

While Page Six initially believed the on-off couple had been in a midst of a divorce, the premiere episode on Dec. 9 gave the true cause for Carrie’s loneliness (spoiler alert!): Mr. Big dies from a heart attack after his 1,000th Peloton ride.

To maintain the surprising twist from getting out, showrunner and government producer Michael Patrick King admitted on Friday to having some methods up his sleeve.

King defined that whereas filming Mr. Massive’s funeral scene, he had Noth come to set totally wearing character to throw off ever-lurking followers and paparazzi, who indeed later published photos of the cast dressed in all black outside the funeral venue.

β€œWe needed to have some crimson herrings!” King laughed.

Actress Nicole Ari Parker, who performs newcomer Lisa Todd Wexley, additionally revealed there have been a number of precautions taken to keep away from leaks, saying contracts have been so tight it was like β€œsigning away your firstborn.”

King’s plan appeared to work. Noth had already been confirmed to return to the present and was even noticed in Paris filming with manufacturing, although that might have been another fake-out to keep the bluff going.

As a substitute, many individuals have been satisfied that the funeral was truly for beloved character Samantha Jones. After actress Kim Cattrall refused to signal on for the revival collection, followers speculated that the writers had killed off the promiscuous publicist to elucidate her absence. Fortunately, they settled on a much more respectable excuse.

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