Season 1 of the HBO Max show featured an intimate scene between Miranda Hobbes and Che Diaz that Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon called a "sexual jolt"

Cynthia Nixon's wife Christine Marinoni knew the Sex and the City star's intimate scenes on And Just Like That… would be meaningful.

For starters, the scene was game-changing — and relationship-ending — for Miranda, who was married to cis, straight man Steve Brady

(David Eigenberg) for nearly two decades before her romance with nonbinary comic Che Diaz (Sara Ramírez).

Samantha Irby was telling us all about that scene before we ever got to read it," Nixon, 56, told Saturday Night Live star Bowen Yang in a conversation for Variety.

She continued, 'We had an intimacy coordinator and we tried to do it different ways. Miranda, in the next episode, keeps having fantasies.

And so we were going to shoot it at the same time, but make it look different, because things look different

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Yang, 31, told Nixon: "What I think is remarkable is that you had to sell that moment in the kitchen as life-changing.

Nixon responded, "And you have to feel both the sexual jolt and also the emotional breakdown that happens later, not just that this thing that happens is earth