Jonah Hill Poses the Vital Question Lots of ‘Sex and the City’ Fans Are Asking – NBC 7 San Diego
Jonah Hill joined the hordes of “Sex and the City” superfans this week with a frequent question about a specific ending to the first episode of “And Just Like That …” that rocked viewers.
Warning: This post contains spoilers.
After a fairly blissful start to the HBO classic’s sequel, viewers watched Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw return home to find her husband John James Preston (known as Mr. Big) in front of a collapsed heart attack. Carrie rushes over to Big to give him a hug, but that’s really all the audience sees of the character before she voice-over announces, “And Big died just like that.”
In a screenshot from a note taking app the actor shared on Instagram, Hill asked what everyone was thinking after they finished the episode, “But why didn’t Carrie call 911 right away ?!”
Fans and other celebrities exchanged discourses on the subject in the comments, though overwhelmingly everyone thought the same thing after watching.
InStyle magazine editor-in-chief Laura Brown wrote, “And she didn’t call 911 just like that.”
“Exactly my opinion,” commented Rumer Willis.
“MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION. JUST SHE RUINS HER SHOES, “commented one fan, referring to the royal blue Manolo Blahnik Hangisi shoes she wore to her wedding.
Another fan wrote, “I didn’t even get upset because I was so annoyed that she didn’t call right away, lol.”
Why didn’t Carrie call 911?
The devastating moment could only have been an artistic decision by showrunner Michael Patrick King.
Entertainment Tonight correspondent Lauren Zima had an answer for those who wonder the same thing Hill did after asking King the same question.
“I asked Michael Patrick King to do this today – he told me the moment was slowing – they extended the split second for Carrie to a longer moment so we would all feel the pain,” she explained in the comments.
Even so, after the episode premiered on Thursday December 9th, some strong opinions on the matter were shared on social media.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “Big has been waiting for Carrie to come home just to get a shock and not call 911.”
“Carrie who doesn’t call an ambulance for Big is worse than Rose not letting Jack on the door in Titanic,” tweeted another fan. “I said what I said.”
“Why didn’t Carrie call 911, get the aspirin, get the nitro, everything to try to save him,” wrote another Twitter user. “The long time she just stood there was excruciating.”
Another added in a tweet: “Did anyone else yell at Carrie to call 911 instead of kissing Mr. Big while he was dying?”
After it was reported earlier this year that Chris Noth, 67, would not return as Big on reboot, WarnerMedia announced in late May that these rumors were false and that Noth would return to his role after all.
Fans might have been lulled into a sense of security after the characters’ tumultuous relationship throughout the show’s runtime between 1998 and 2004, and subsequent films in 2008 and 2010 got their happy ending at the end of “Sex and the City 2 “and everything seemed fine.
Over the summer, Parker, 56, and Noth even played out their characters’ romance and shared adorable photos from the fictional couple’s set.
“These 2,” wrote Parker in the headline of her post. “I bet they’ll stay out late tonight.”
Fans revisited the post from August and wrote: “You lied and broke our hearts.”
Noth was even photographed filming numerous scenes – including one at his character’s funeral – all of which were staged to deter paparazzi and deceive fans that he was more involved in the reboot than in reality.
“Chris was very happy to work with us and we are both very happy with the daring decision to come back and let Mr. Big go, so much so that he even put on a suit and came to the funeral when we were shooting.” King said Deadline. “And I wrote a fake scene, so he and Sarah put on costumes for Jessica (Parker). He said to me, ‘Do you really want me to put on a face and come down and shoot a fictional scene at my funeral?’ I say “yes” because I really wanted the audience to be as surprised as possible before we did. And that was one of the red herrings we threw into the mix. He is amazing. And he’s great on the show. I That means, when you die, that’s the episode in which you have to die. “
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