Jennifer Hudson Rumored to Be Joining ‘And Just Like That…’ Season 2

And Just Like That… season 2 has not begun filming just yet, but rumors about the much-anticipated second installment are already flying. While some fans are busy trying to figure out what storylines from season 1 will continue into season 2, others are keeping an eye out for potential new cast members. This week, rumors are swirling that Jennifer Hudson may be making a triumphant return to the Sex and the City franchise as Louise from St. Louis. 

Rumors suggest Jennifer Hudson might reprise her role in season 2 of ‘And Just Like That…’ 

If Duexmoi is correct, And Just Like That… will be bringing back at least one familiar face for season 2 of the HBO Max reboot. Yesterday, the famed gossip column shared a story suggesting Hudson will return for the reboot. Fans, however, shouldn’t be so quick to rejoice. According to the rumor, the Louise that fans remember might not be the Louise they see in the reboot. 

Hudson famously portrayed Carrie Bradshaw’s assistant, Louise from St. Louis, in Sex and the City: The Movie. Carrie credited Louise for bringing her back to life after she was jilted at the altar by Mr. Big. Louise famously left New York to return home after she found her “love.” The character was not mentioned in Sex and the City 2 or in And Just Like That… 

Jennifer Hudson has always been open to returning to the ‘Sex and the City’ franchise 

While HBO Max remains quiet about Hudson’s potential return to the franchise, the Dreamgirls star has been open about her desire to return to the role for years. Back in 2014, when rumors about Sex and the City 3 swirled, Hudson sat down for an interview with Dish Nation. While she wasn’t sure if the third movie was actually in the works, she said she was interested in reprising her role as Louise from St. Louis. 

Shortly after the reboot announcement, she again threw her hat into the ring. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight in January 2021, Hudson said she was down to reprise her role. She didn’t show up in season 1, but that doesn’t mean fans should count her out. She is one of several former cast members fans would like to see back, but not if the writers are going to ruin her character. 

Fans react to rumors of Jennifer Hudson’s involvement in ‘And Just Like That…’ season 2

Louise from St. Louis is a beloved character for many Sex and the City fans. Many would gladly welcome her back into Carrie’s life, but not if the writers will “ruin” her character. Fans took to Reddit to discuss the Deuxmoi rumor. 

Jennifer Hudson and Michael Patrick King attend the after party of 'Sex and the City: The Movie' at the MoMa on May 27, 2008
Jennifer Hudson and Michael Patrick King | Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage

While several Redditors were excited about the prospect of her return, a majority were concerned that sweet Louise would be ruined based on the gossip post. The suggestion that the good-natured character fans first meet would be “gone gone” seems to be causing a bit of anxiety. 

To be fair, we would need to assume something drastic happened to Louise if she’s returned to New York City. In Sex and the City: The Movie, Louise moved back to St. Louis when her longtime beau, Will, finally proposed. Fans walked away from the movie assuming she was happily married. It has, however, been 15 years. Anything could have happened. 

Carrie Bradshaw holds her iconic Manolo Blahnik wedding shoes in episode 1 of 'And Just Like That...'
Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw | Craig Blankenhorn / HBO Max

Fans will likely be waiting a while to find out if Louise from St. Louis will be showing up in the series and what happened to her in the years since her last appearance. While HBO Max has greenlit a second season of And Just Like That… the cast has not yet begun filming. No release date has been announced.