Kate Aurthur editorWhen “And Just Like That” showrunner Michael Patrick King approached Cynthia Nixon to discuss what her character Miranda Hobbes’ trajectory would be in HBO Max’s “Sex and the City” revival, he asked her whether she wanted Miranda to be queer.

After all, Nixon herself came out in 2004, and has been married to Christine Marinoni since 2012.“I was like, ‘Sure, why not!’” Nixon recalled saying. “If we’re trying to do different stuff, and show different worlds, and show different aspects of these characters, why not do that?”For King’s part, in order to activate Nixon’s character, he wanted to “get Miranda out of her marriage.” So in the show’s earliest planning stages, Miranda was possibly going to have an affair with her professor, having gone back to school after quitting her job at her corporate law firm.

But Nixon said no to that idea, she said in an interview for Variety‘s cover story about Sara Ramírez — the actor who would eventually be cast to play Miranda’s new love interest, Che Diaz. “I know we’re crossing a lot of boundaries here that people have a lot of opinions about, but for me a boundary that I don’t want to see Miranda cross is dating her professor, you know?