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Willie Garson's 'And Just Like That' Original Storyline Revealed

Willie Garson's 'And Just Like That' Original Storyline Revealed

Willie Garson sadly passed away last year after making a brief appearance in Sex & The City reboot series, And Just Like That.

Executive producer Michael Patrick King opened up about his role in an interview with Variety, and the original plans for Willie‘s character Stanford Blatch.

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In the series, Stanford abruptly decides to divorce husband Anthony [Mario Cantone] and move to Tokyo to manage a rising TikTok star. However, Michael revealed that his arc was going to be different.

“Stanford was going to have a midlife crisis,” he said.

“Stanford’s character always had a borderline career as a manager, and we were like going to explore the fact that it wasn’t a real career. It was going to be Carrie [Sarah Jessica Parker] and him, feeling the shifts. Anthony and him were probably going to have split anyway,” he continued.

“Then we would keep both of them in, and everybody would be relieved that they were divorced because it was not pleasant for anybody. But there was a series of really fun, flirty, hilarious confidante scenes with Carrie that I loved. That old, old, very specific chemistry that Carrie and Stanford have, which is based totally on the uniqueness of Willie and Sarah Jessica’s history,” he added.

He also explained how they wrote off Willie‘s character.

“Life and death is one thing in fiction: When it’s real, it’s not funny or cute. I didn’t want to even flirt narratively with cute business about where he is. I knew the audience would never invest in it, because they knew he was never coming back. It’s the most threadbare writing I’ve ever done just to move him along without much maneuvering, because it was just so sad. There was no way I could write myself out of that in any charming, cute way,” he said.

Find out what he said about the original plan for Mr. Big.

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