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    Miranda's Columbia Professor Was Originally Supposed To Be Her "And Just Like That" Romantic Interest, And I Am Not Well

    "He talked about Nya, Miranda's professor, being the romantic relationship."

    Hey, it's Che Diaz! I mean hey, did you know that Che wasn't the original love interest for Miranda in And Just Like That...?

    Che and Miranda talking at a party

    HBO Max dropped And Just Like That...The Documentary alongside the season finale last night, and it turns out that it was Miranda's professor, Nya, who she was originally tapped to get it on with. I know!

    Nya standing amongst a group of people

    Speaking about director Michael Patrick King, Cynthia Nixon said, "Originally, when Michael was sort of trying to think about what would happen in our season, he talked about Nya, Miranda's professor, being the romantic relationship."

    A closeup of Miranda

    "Nya was a straight character and Miranda's a straight character and I was like, 'Well that doesn't sound very sexy at all,'" Cynthia continued. "Two women who have gotten to this age and are now just sort of fumbling around? That doesn't seem great."

    "And I was like, 'Why couldn't it be, you know, why couldn't it be this butch person that you're talking about having for Carrie?'"

    Che recording a podcast episode

    Sara Ramirez, who plays Che, then said, "Sex and the City was really inspiring to me and empowering around exploring my own sexuality and my own empowerment as a person who is not a man in the world."

    A closeup of Che

    "We built that character for them, based on their gender identifications," Michael added.

    Che smiling as they speak onstage

    Let's just let that sink in for a moment! Miranda and her Columbia professor!

    Nya sitting at a table filled with papers thinking

    Do you think this option would have been better??? LMK in the comments!