And Just Like That Showrunner Reveals What Willie Garson’s Backstory Is Supposed To Be
There is a lot of criticism campaigned at And just like that… But one of the show’s missing elements is no one’s fault, but a monstrous cancer.
We are of course lamenting the sudden passing of Willie GarsonWho died September of last year pancreatic cancer while Sex and the city The revival is still being filmed.
Willie plays the beloved Stanford Blatch, longtime GBF and mentor to Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker). In the program, His absence has been explained in episode 4 when he leaves a note for Carrie explaining that he is traveling to Japan – apparently to manage TikTok star. He even got a divorce from husband Anthony via note – a real move by Berger, tbh. It’s an escape runner Michael Patrick King admitted at the time as “as light and silly as possible” because no one wanted to “rely on” Willie’s death – a tragedy all too real for the cast who adored him.
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But what is his story supposed to be?
In a new interview with Diversity, King finally reveals what’s coming to Stanford. First, he’s planning to be in the whole season, ten episodes in total. He planned a pretty big arc. King says:
“Stanford is about to have a midlife crisis. Stanford’s character has always had a frontier career as a manager, and we wanted to uncover the fact that it’s not a real profession. It will be Carrie and him, feeling the change. “
He then explains that divorce is NOT happening either!
“Anyway, Anthony and he might end up breaking up. Then we’ll keep both of them, and people will rest assured that they’re getting a divorce because it’s not pleasant for anyone.”
That is content. We guess they were never meant to be together (as many fans have complained all the time!). King added that what he misses most without Willie is the scenes with his real OTP – Carrie:
“But there’s a bunch of really fun, flirty, funny talk scenes with Carrie that I love. Old, old, very specific chemistry that Carrie and Stanford have, is based entirely on the uniqueness of Willie and Sarah Jessica’s history. ”
Oh! We really miss that! Between the loss of those scenes and the one-on-one Carrie/Samantha confrontation, it’s a huge loss to what makes the show so special.
During the interview, King reiterated that he never entertained killing Stanford on the show:
“Life and death are one thing in a novel: When it’s real, it’s not funny or cute. I don’t even want to flirt smugly with the cute business of his position. I know the audience will never invest in it, because they know he will never come back. It was the worst post I ever did just to get him along without much maneuvering, because it was so sad. There’s no way I could write myself out of that in a charming, cute way. ”
OH. It still hurts to hear it! And so are we…
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