And just like that… Episode 4 is now streaming HBO Max, and saw (spoiler alert) Stanford Blatch (played by Willie Garson) leave for Japan to tour with one of the acts he manages.
This appears to be Garson’s last appearance on the show, as the episode ends with Sex and the city sequel to the actor who passed away from pancreatic cancer on September 21, at the age of 57.
Before this Willie Garson tribute, actress Miranda Cynthia Nixon spoke with Newsweek about her former co-worker, told us when she heard he was ill and how “important” it was for him to say goodbye to his personality.
Other Garson And just like that… co-stars also spoke to the press to pay their respects to the Stanford actor.
How And just like that… Thank you Willie Garson
According to an interview with the show’s creator, the original plan was to give Stanford a key storyline in the show. “We’ve had a journey that we couldn’t do,” Michael Patrick King told The Hollywood Reporter, “but what he did was amazing.”
As it stands, Stanford’s Sex and the city The journey ends with Episode 4, in which he goes to Japan – and tells Anthony (Mario Cantone) in a letter that he wants a divorce.
At the end of Volume 4, the series pays homage to Garson. After the first credits, the show will air a title card that says “in memory of our beloved Willie Garson.”
In a roundtable meeting with journalists including Newsweek, Cynthia Nixon said that she only learned that the actor fell ill midway through filming. She said: “So Willie Garson’s death is clearly completely unwrapped, unknown.
“Sarah Jessica [Parker] was the only one who knew he was sick while we were filming until things became undeniable, and then we were told, and then we could shoot with him.
“Thankfully, [we filmed with him] not just before we knew he was sick, but afterwards, so that it could be something that we could discuss and listen to him about. I know it’s important to us, and I think it’s really important for him not to hide it from us anymore. “
Parker detailed exactly when she knew and when Garson told the rest of the cast in an interview with Vulture. “I knew before we started filming that Willie was sick,” said actor Carrie. “He asked me to keep it a secret, and I respect that very much.”
“We’re a show that must be vaccinated, but either way, a lot of our scenes have a lot of background players and I’m very worried about Willie staying as healthy as possible while filming. “
Per Parker, Garson asked her to tell Nixon and Kristin Davis the day before they filmed funeral of Mr. (Chris Noth). He then spoke to the rest of the cast during filming of the funeral. “That day was horrible, being in a fictional world about the loss of a life, but in the real world, someone you know got sick – it was the last day he did. work with us.”
Among others And just like that… members to pay tribute to Garson as his Mario Cantone on-screen husband. Actor Anthony told Gilbert Gottfried on his podcast: “I miss him. He makes me laugh. He’s a great TV husband… He’s loved, he’s amazing. and hilarious. He was everything. I miss him so much.”
And just like that… airs on Thursdays on HBO Max
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