Why Chris Noth Was "Hesitant" to Join the Sex and the City Reboot

Sex and the City fans now know that Chris Noth is reprising the role of Mr. Big for And Just Like That.... But there was a time when he wasn't sure if he wanted to revisit the character.

By Elyse Dupre Jun 22, 2021 4:41 PMTags
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Chris Noth is sharing a big revelation about his appearance in the Sex and the City reboot.

During an interview with Yahoo! Finance Live, the 66-year-old actor admitted he was initially "hesitant" to reprise his role as Mr. Big. 

"It was a little bit of a sort of creative negotiation because I didn't really feel I had anything to offer in that role again," he said. "It kind of felt like I had done it. But [executive producer] Michael Patrick King is just an incredible writer and has incredible creative ideas. And once we got together and talked about the potential of what we could do with the character, I was all in."

For months, Noth played coy about whether he'd revisit the character. But in May, HBO Max confirmed he'd be joining the cast of Sex and the City's "new chapter" And Just Like That….

He's not the only one coming back, either. Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie Bradshaw), Kristin Davis (Charlotte York), Cynthia Nixon (Miranda Hobbes), Mario Cantone (Anthony Marentino), David Eigenberg (Steve Brady), Willie Garson (Stanford Blatch) and Evan Handler (Harry Goldenblatt) are all set to return

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Kim Cattrall (Samantha Jones), however, will not be taking part.

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There will be new stars, too. Sara Ramírez, for instance, is set to play Che Diaz, a non-binary, queer stand-up comedian who hosts a podcast that frequently features Carrie.

Noth played Mr. Big on both Sex and the City and in its related movies. And the Law & Order alum has a lot of fond memories from his time as Carrie's on-again, off-again love interest. During an April interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show, for instance, he listed the episodes where Carrie farts in front of Big and where they fall into a lake in Central Park as some of his favorite scenes.

"There were so many great moments in the series of comedy," he said. "It was just a blast to do it."