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On Thursday, And just like that.., long-awaited (and, alas, Samantha-less) the revival of Sex and the city falls, and like the hands of a clock, people can’t stop talking about one of its biggest twists: Mr. Big (Chris Noth) is no more. The fictional character’s death is so big it has real-world impact: Peloton, the exercise bike company, with its Big product suffered a fatal heart attack in episode one, saw its stock plummet after the episode went live on HBO Max. The news was truly shocking – and we now know that it was partly due to TV producers doing their best to mislead the press.
The shoot at the revival’s site was spectacularly covered up by the paparazzi, with photos regularly showing the cast filming around their former New York City estate. Showrunner and executive producer Michael Patrick King said they took advantage of that. Follow The Daily Beast, King admitted that he and his team went so far as to do partially fake scenes to fool the press.
“We must have some red herring!” King said, revealing that in Big’s funeral scene, he actually had Noth appear, as one of the mourners for his own character. But that’s not all: Noth has also been seen filming scenes in Paris, presumably also intended to give the press a good taste. (If so, then the actor got a free trip to the City of Light, nothing to sneeze at.)
Furthermore, they even planted what appeared to be a fake scenario, suggesting that Big and Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) have divorced. The site’s report features Carrie saying, “I’m recording a podcast; I’m washing my hair. Yes, I don’t eat or sleep, but at least I feel satisfied with my marriage. Now I’m just one of the wives he’s taking care of.”
The plan worked: For months, publications like Page Six surmised that they had broken up, not that one of them had died suddenly after decades of living in unhealthy New York City. And all Noth had to do was show up for the scenes where he wouldn’t do the final part. And just like that, everyone was talking about Sex and the city like it was aughts again.
(Through the The Daily Beast)
https://uproxx.com/tv/and-just-like-that-fake-scenes-chris-noth/ The fake scenes were staged to keep Twist a secret