Sex and the City fans have been theorizing online that character Miranda Hobbes, played by Cynthia Nixon, will be queer in the upcoming reboot.
The 55-year-old actress was spotted filming a scene for And Just Like That … with new castmate Sara Ramirez, furthering speculation, as Ramirez will portray the series’ first nonbinary, queer character.
Nixon, who is married to a woman in real life, only had relationships with various men in the original Sex and the City and at the end of the second movie was still married to Steve Brady.
Big reveal? Cynthia Nixon was spotted filming a scene for And Just Like That … with new castmate Sara Ramirez, furthering speculation that her character Miranda Hobbes will come out as queer
Filming in New York City, Cynthia’s character looked far more casual than her usual self wearing baggy jeans, a plaid top and boots.
Miranda, who she has portrayed since 1998, is a high powered Manhattan attorney and was more frequently costumed in business suits.
The actress’ cropped grey bob hair was parted to one side in coifed waves and her look was accessorized with a long brick toned leather cross-body satchel.
Cameras rolled as Miranda and Che Diaz (Ramirez) chatted on the sidewalk with Che putting a supportive hand on Miranda’s arm.
Dressed down: Filming in New York City, Cynthia’s character looked far more casual than her usual self wearing baggy jeans, a plaid top and boots
Speculation: Sex and the City fans have been theorizing online that character Miranda Hobbes, played by Cynthia Nixon, will be queer in the upcoming reboot based on glimpses from the recently released trailer
More than friends: Cameras rolled as Miranda and Che Diaz (Ramirez) chatted on the sidewalk with Che putting a supportive hand on Miranda’s arm
Sara, who is best known for their role on Grey’s Anatomy, looked sporty in black tuxedo striped joggers, a black zip up, sneakers and a leather weekender.
Ramirez’s Che Diaz is a stand-up comedian who co-hosts Carrie Bradshaw’s popular podcast in the reboot. Both Ramirez and their character are nonbinary and queer.
The scene is adding fuel to speculation that Miranda’s character will come out as LGBTQIA+ in the HBO Max series.
Twitter was alight with theories after Miranda was seen in the trailer having what appears to be a one-on-one dinner in a dimly lit restaurant with Ramirez.
One fan posted a still of the moment to Twitter and gushed: ‘they have definitely made Miranda gay. Grey, gay and fabulous! Here for it!’
Newcomer: Ramirez’s Che Diaz is a stand-up comedian who co-hosts Carrie Bradshaw’s popular podcast in the reboot. Both Ramirez and their character are nonbinary and queer
Another detail that drew attention on Twitter was the placement of a shot showing Miranda sharing a tender moment with a character played by Karen Pittman.
The shot came right after brief glimpses of two couples – Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Harry (Evan Handler), and Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) and Big (Chris Noth).
‘This totally makes it seem like Miranda is going to be queer right?’ tweeted a fan. ‘Like shot of Harry&Charlotte, Carrie&Big and then Miranda and that hot lady?’
During the show Miranda, a high-powered lawyer, has a whirlwind on-off romance with bartender Steve Brady (David Eigenberg).
Setting off the rumor mill: Miranda is seen in the trailer having what appears to be a one-on-one dinner in a dimly lit restaurant with Che
They have a baby, marry and then remain together through the Sex And The City movies – although their relationship is rocked by his infidelity.
David was initially coy in public about his potential return for the reboot, but it emerged in June that he will in fact be part of And Just Like That….
However the status of his and Miranda’s relationship on the show remains unconfirmed, allowing for the possibility they may split.
Samantha Jones, played by Kim Cattrall who has famously declined to return for the reboot, begins an affair with a lesbian artist named Maria in season four.
Thrilled: Fans have been reacting overwhelmingly positive to the rumors that Miranda may be the lead trio’s first LGBTQIA+ character
Maria, played by the Brazilian actress Sonia Braga, ultimately decides that Samantha has trouble with ‘intimacy’ and the relationship fizzles.
Cynthia in reality has had relationships with women as well as men, including one longtime love called Danny Mozes, a schoolteacher with whom she has two children.
Danny and Cynthia split up in 2003 and then in 2004 she began dating activist Christine Marinoni who is now her wife.
Back in 2012 Cynthia was profiled by the New York Times Magazine and controversially said of being with women: ‘For me, it is a choice.’
Before: At the end of the second SATC movie, Miranda and her on-screen husband, Steve Brady, were still together
She clarified: ‘I understand that for many people it’s not, but for me it’s a choice, and you don’t get to define my gayness for me.’
Cynthia defiantly added: ‘Why can’t it be a choice? Why is that any less legitimate? It seems we’re just ceding this point to bigots who are demanding it, and I don’t think that they should define the terms of the debate.’
Amid the resultant furor among gay activists she gave a statement revealing she regarded herself as bisexual and so being with a woman was the ‘choice.’
‘While I don’t often use the word, the technically precise term for my orientation is bisexual. I believe bisexuality is not a choice, it is a fact. What I have ‘chosen’ is to be in a gay relationship,’ she said, as quoted in The Advocate.
In 2018 she said she prefers the term ‘queer’ and last year she explained: ‘I could call myself a lesbian, gay, bisexual. But none of them seems really particularly right.’
Happily married: Cynthia is pictured with her real-life wife Christine Marinoni in 2017 holding the Tony Award she had just won for a revival of Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes