AceShowbiz - Nicole Ari Parker has addressed the "crazy" rumors that she would be replacing Kim Cattrall on "Sex and the City" reboot "And Just Like That…". In a new interview, the Lisa Todd Wexley depicter on the highly-anticipated HBO Max series said that she "appreciated" the fans' concern.
Speaking on E! News' "Daily Pop" on Thursday, January 13, the 51-year-old actress weighed in on how she's dealing with fans who remained "protective" over the show and the original core cast, especially Kim, who declined to sign on for the reboot. She said, "I got a taste of the crazy fans that this show has, who are very protective of the series and all these things, and I just appreciated it all."
Nicole further maintained that the report was "not true at all." The "Chicago P.D." actress then gushed that she "was so happy to meet Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis, like, they're all so radiant and beautiful."
Nicole also raved over her fellow "And Just Like That.." newcomers, including Karen Pittman, who plays Nya Wallace, Sarita Choudhury, who stars as Seema Patel, and Sara Ramirez, whose character is Che Diaz. "They were adding these two Black characters, an Indian character, a nonbinary, Latinx character. New York was starting to look like New York," she shared.
"I think just being able to play a grown-up woman in all her glory actually inspired me," Nicole added. The former star of "Soul Food" went on elaborating, "You know, like, why don't I pick up my kids [whom she shares with husband Boris Kodjoe] from school with my nice dress on?"
Previously, Nicole told The Hollywood Reporter about fans assuming she would be the group's fourth member. "When it first came out that I was replacing the Samantha character, which is not true at all, so please write that," she told the outlet. She also admitted that she has been "yelled at" before joking that she's been "attacked with love."