“And Just Like That…” Producers
You are responding to criticism of Steve Brady
“Sex and the City” fans criticize the story about Steve Brady in the spin-off “And Just Like That…” Now the producers are reacting.
The “Sex and the City” spin-off “And Just Like That…” has been on Sky and Sky Ticket in Germany since the beginning of December. In the USA, criticism of the character Steve Brady, played by David Eigenberg (57), has been increasing since the start. Miranda Hobbes, embodied by Cynthia Nixon (55), is no longer happy in her marriage to Steve Brady in the series. However, she does not talk about this with her husband, he seems to be completely in the dark about this and gets little to talk about.
The “Vogue” criticizedthat Steve Brady’s hearing loss “should not be his central personal characteristic”. The men in the series “appear to be ghosts of themselves”. “The Cut” recently ran the headline “Steve deserves better” and asked “where is Steve anyway on this series?” Author Roxane Gay (47) tweetedthat the creators of the series “didn’t give Steve a single good scene”. “He’s just walking around screaming and talking absolute nonsense. That’s bizarre. He was so lovely.”
The series’ executive producers, Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky, have now responded to the criticism. In an interview with “Vanity Fair” Zuritsky stressed: “Everyone on the show, every single person, loves David Eigenberg as a person. We love him as an actor. We love Steve.” Zuritsky promised there would be a scene where Steve would also reveal his feelings.
“Even loved ones have crises”
The creators of the series “did not necessarily want to create virtuous characters,” said Elisa Zuritsky. “Even loved ones have crises. Even moral, generally wonderful people make decisions that aren’t necessarily admirable or virtuous.” The reality is that “sometimes your friends make decisions that you may not agree with or that worry you, but you have to let them make their own decisions.” Sometimes it’s difficult, says Zuritsky.
“Adult couples grow apart, and people come to realizations about what makes their spouse fulfilling and unfulfilling for them. Miranda’s story was very representative of a particular path that many women find themselves on,” added Rottenberg.