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Willie Garson confided in Sarah Jessica Parker about his cancer battle while shooting SATC reboot


Willie Garson confided in Sarah Jessica Parker about his cancer battle while shooting SATC reboot… but later revealed diagnosis to rest of the cast when ‘things became undeniable’


Cynthia Nixon has revealed that the late Willie Garson only informed one of their And Just Like That… costars about his cancer battle while shooting the SATC reboot in New York.

Speaking to Deadline, the actress explained that Garson – who succumbed to pancreatic cancer in September at the age of 57 – had confided in Sarah Jessica Parker before revealing his diagnosis to the rest of the cast.

‘[Sarah] was the only one that knew he was sick when we were filming until things became undeniable and then we were told,’ Nixon, who plays Miranda Hobbes, told the outlet on Friday.

Only one: Cynthia Nixon has revealed that the late Willie Garson only informed one of their And Just Like That… costars about his cancer battle while shooting the SATC reboot in New York; Willie pictured in 2021 

Once Nixon and the cast knew of his condition things became more transparent.

‘Thankfully we were able to shoot with him not just before he was sick but after so it could be something we could discuss and listen to him about.

‘I know that was very important for us and I think it was something that was important to him, too—not to be hiding that from us anymore.’

She described Garson’s death as something that was ‘obviously, completely unlooked for, unknown.’

Confidant: Speaking to Deadline , the actress explained that Garson - who succumbed to pancreatic cancer in September at the age of 57 - had confided in Sarah Jessica Parker before revealing his diagnosis to the rest of the cast; SJP and Willie pictured in July

Confidant: Speaking to Deadline , the actress explained that Garson – who succumbed to pancreatic cancer in September at the age of 57 – had confided in Sarah Jessica Parker before revealing his diagnosis to the rest of the cast; SJP and Willie pictured in July 

Nixon would go on to share a profound line from the new series that co-star Kristin Davis (Charlotte York) delivers when explaining death to her daughters. 

‘As Charlotte [Kristin Davis] says, “Death is a part of life,’ but it does remind us of how precious our loved ones are to us.”‘

Garson, who famously played the role of Carrie Bradshaw’s BFF Stanford Blatch, passed away at his home in Los Angeles on September 21.

The long-awaited Sex And The City reboot And Just Like That… premiered with a two-episode drop on HBO Max on Thursday.  

Sex And The City famously ran for six seasons on HBO from 1998 until the finale in 2004.

Finding out: '[Sarah] was the only one that knew he was sick when we were filming until things became undeniable and then we were told,' Nixon, who plays Miranda Hobbes, told the outlet on Friday; Cynthia pictured Thursday

Finding out: ‘[Sarah] was the only one that knew he was sick when we were filming until things became undeniable and then we were told,’ Nixon, who plays Miranda Hobbes, told the outlet on Friday; Cynthia pictured Thursday 

In 2008, fans of the beloved series were treated to a feature length film titled Sex And The City, as well as a sequel in 2010.

Serving as 10-year update, And Just Like That… brings back Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon’s characters and explores how they approach life in their 50s.

Missing from the action is Kim Cattrall’s Samantha Jones.

Garson’s Stanford Blatch is featured in the revival’s firs two episode and is slated to make his third and final appearance in episode three, airing next week, December 16, on HBO Max. 

We will soon find out: It's still not known if Garson's death will be addressed in the show's storyline in the remaining eight episodes

We will soon find out: It’s still not known if Garson’s death will be addressed in the show’s storyline in the remaining eight episodes

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