Just like Us, the cast of HBO Max’s That’s it they were surprised to learn the surprising turn when Chris NothThe beloved Mr. Big died tragically after a grueling Peloton bike ride.
“I have to tell you, that first table read where we read it, man, it was deep”, Karen Pittman, who plays Dr. Nya Wallace in the revival, said Us Weekly and other journalists on Friday 10 December. “It was really [gasps dramatically], we were, like, stringing pearls and all. “
Sarita Choudhury, who plays Seema Patel on the show, was equally shocked reading the script.
“It was so painful,” Choudhury, 55, revealed during the roundtable interview on watching the 67-year-old. Equalizer final scenes of alum. “I am so moved by Chris’ performance. I watch [and], I’m like, ‘No actor could do what he does.’ It’s so awkward and sexy, like it’s from another generation. I don’t understand it, but I love it like [Carrie Bradshaw] does.”
The England native also revealed how her character comes to support Sarah Jessica Parker‘s Carrie in the midst of the difficult time.
“I’m lucky because my character doesn’t know, so in a weird way, the setting is smart,” said Choudhury. “I go in and the way I help is [because] I’m not on tiptoe [Carrie]. I go in and I probably say some things that aren’t easy for her to hear because I don’t know. And sometimes from her reaction, I’m like, ‘Oh, but that’s what’s great about our friendship.’ “
At the conclusion of the first episode of the HBO Max series, which aired on Thursday, December 9, Big suffered a heart attack after a high-impact Peloton ride. The banker headed for the shower after training before suddenly collapsing, grabbing his left arm in pain. After a heartbreaking scene, the 56-year-old Broadway veteran character returns home to find her unconscious husband on the ground. “That’s right, Big is dead,” Carrie said before the credits rolled.
As a result, most of the second episode dealt with the grief of the sex columnist as she prepared for her funeral.
“All characters are influenced by [the death], and creates a giant hole, as Miranda says in her eulogy, “the showrunner Michael Patrick King he told reporters on Friday, noting that the plot affects the rest of the show. “First of all, Chris has an incredible love-hate relationship with Mr. Big. I was with him when 35 people chased him down the street shouting: ‘Mr. Great!’ I get it. It’s a lot to deal with. So, at first, she was hesitant, and then someone said, ‘Do you want to join the show again and die?’ He said, ‘Sure, no.’ “
While keeping spoilers to a minimum, the 35-year-old Morning show alum briefly teased the next trip of the Sex and city pupils and neophytes in the wake of the tragic death.
“I think what you will find is true for all the characters is that we all start by knowing our path and knowing what we do and that we are women and this is where we are in our lives,” explained Pittman. “And over the course of the season, you will see us all slow down a bit and the wheels start spinning in the opposite direction because maybe we don’t know everything we thought we knew? And this of course is the journey for aging women. … I think [viewers] will really appreciate how these women are [and] how friendships develop over time and how they change and change with that. “
New episodes of That’s it premieres on HBO Max every Thursday.
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