Sex and the City star Willie Garson confides in co-star Sarah Jessica Parker about his illness while filming new spin-off And Just Like That
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Before that, he just told Sarah Jessica Parker.
The actor who played Stanford Blatch, Sarah’s best friend Carrie Bradshaw, died of pancreatic cancer in September at the age of 57.
He’s currently appearing in new episodes of the show as Carrie, Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) reunite without Samantha (Kim Cattrall, who won’t be returning).
Cynthia has opened up about working with Willie again and how he kept his illness quiet on set.
She told Limit line :”[Sarah] was the only one who knew he was sick while we were filming until things became undeniable and then we were informed.
“Thankfully, we were able to shoot with him not only before he got sick but afterwards, it could be something we could discuss and listen to him about.
“I know it’s important for us and I think it’s also important for him – it shouldn’t be hidden from us anymore.”
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Willie’s death was confirmed by his son Nathen in an emotional tribute.
He wrote on Instagram : “I love you so much. Rest in peace and I’m so glad you got to share all your adventures with me and have been able to accomplish so much. I’m so proud of you.”
Fans of the show have left sobbing after seeing Willie on screen again.
Cynthia said in another interview with Vanity Fair: “We’re also grateful that we had a few days with him knowing he was sick, and we were able to talk to him about it. that and he could talk to us about it. And that’s a really important thing for all of us.”
Meanwhile, Samantha’s absence from the series is explained by the revelation that her character has moved to London after leaving the group.
Carrie said Samantha “fired her as a friend” after she told her she no longer needed her as a journalist.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/willie-garson-told-sarah-jessica-25673695 Willie Garson tells Sarah Jessica Parker about her secret battle with cancer while filming