‘And Just Like That:’ Sara Ramirez Talks Che
| LAST UPDATE 06/06/2022
There is nothing like a reboot! In just one season of And Just Like That, HBO's Sex and the City spin-off, the Internet has gone wild over its ending - specifically the relationship between Che and Miranda. Besides being one of the most loved television shows in history, the OG cast is, too, amongst the most beloved in television history. Even though Samantha was not a part of the iconic remake, And Just Like That brought many new vibrant personalities to the series, including Che, who instantly became a fan favorite for some and a "polarizing character" for others...
And Just Like That featured the women from Sex and the City years later as they reprised their roles as Carrie, Charlotte, and Miranda while navigating their beloved New York City and re-connecting relationships so many years later. And Just Like That aired late last year with Chris Noth, Mario Cantone, David Eigenberg, Evan Handler, and Willie Garson on board - plus a few new faces. Sara Ramirez, the nonbinary actor, who portrays Che, became both a praised and controversial character on the series; and now that season 2 is in pre-production, we're wondering what will happen next.
"The first season was judging a book by its cover, and Season 2 is about reading the book," Ramirez teased. But they weren't the only one with inside scoop for the rest of us. According to Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda, "even though she was only really interested in men, I think that Miranda had many other queer and frankly, lesbianic qualities about her," she recalled. So when Ramirez was brought onto the show as Miranda's love interest, fans were both excited for the new chapter in her life... and confused by what came next.
However, with season two of And Just Like That approaching, showrunner Michael Patrick King has made it clear, "One of my burning passions about Season 2 is Che," despite people being "blinded, out of fear or terror" from the first season. Despite all the remarks about Che's character, King revealed, "Che is a great reminder that even when we don't like someone in our community, they still deserve love, safety, and joy, like everyone else," and that "Che is complicated and messy and human," just like the rest of us!