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One of the most shocking scenes in And Just Like That was a sex scene. Fans strongly reacted to Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Che Diaz’s (Sara Ramirez) first time being intimate. But this is why Nixon’s wife, Christine Marinoni said the scene is real.

Miranda Hobbes and Che Diaz’s sex scene in ‘And Just Like That…’

It didn’t take long for Miranda and Che to connect after meeting in And Just Like That… The lawyer was mesmerized by the comedian’s performance on stage.

Later in the season, Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) is bedridden after a hip surgery. Miranda comes over to help her, and Che stops by. Miranda and Che hang out in the kitchen while Carrie sleeps. They do shots, smoke, and then hook up.

Carrie wakes up from hearing them. She struggles to get to the bathroom to pee but doesn’t make it. The writer pees into an empty bottle instead.

Cynthia Nixon talks about having a ‘queer woman’ write that sex scene

Christine Marinoni and wife Cynthia Nixon pose together cheek to cheek.
Christine Marinoni and wife Cynthia Nixon | Bruce Glikas/WireImage

Some fans hated the Che and Miranda’s sex scene. But Nixon explained why it felt so real to her wife in Variety.

“Samantha Irby was telling us all about that scene before we ever got to read it,” she told Bowen Yang. “Having a queer woman in the writers’ room writing this queer sex scene, my wife was like, ‘I know it’s going to be hot and I know it’s going to be real.'”

“We had an intimacy coordinator and we tried to do it different ways,” she continued. “Miranda, in the next episode, keeps having fantasies. And so we were going to shoot it at the same time, but make it look different, because things look different when we remember them than when they’re actually happening.”

The actor went on to say viewers feel the “sexual jolt” and “emotional breakdown” afterward. She likened it to the character coming out of a “long winter.”

There will be more Miranda and Che in season 2


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And Just Like That… will return for a second season. The first one ended with Miranda deciding to take a break from grad school to follow Che to Los Angeles. We’re going to see the next chapter for the couple.

“One of my burning passions about season 2 is Che,” showrunner Michael Patrick King told Variety. “I want to show the dimension of Che that people didn’t see, for whatever reason, because they were blinded, out of fear or terror. I want to show more of Che rather than less of Che. Like, really.”