Taken from real life. Despite fan criticism regarding Miranda Hobbes and Steve Brady’s romance on HBO Max’s And just like thatthere was one point of reference that was important to the actor David Eigenberg to include for authenticity.
“When [showrunner] Michael Patrick [King] reconnected with David Eigenberg about the show, the very first thing David said was, ‘I got hearing aids.’ That was literally what he brought with him. ” Elisa Zuritskytold one of the show’s writers Vanity Fair in an interview published Thursday, January 13th. “It actually ended up being Steve’s tone about his aging [in the show]. “
When the series premiered in December 2021, it was 57 years old Sex and the City alum’s character returned as the faithful husband to Cynthia Nixon‘s Miranda – this time with new accessories.
“I’ve got hearing aids, I’m an oldtimer now,” Steve tells Harry Goldenblatt (Evan Handler) in the first paragraph, after the two men greeted each other outside Harry’s daughter’s piano recital.
Miranda disagrees with her spouse and exclaims that he “is not” an old man yet. “You only have 60 percent hearing loss on one ear and 40 percent on the other,” she jokes.
His hearing problems are not the only challenge Steve has faced in his long marriage to the lawyer he shares with his teenage son Brady (Niall Cunningham). Following Miranda’s controversial affair with Che Diaz (Sarah Ramirez), viewers argued that Steve deserves better.
“Everyone on the show, every single person, loves David Eigenberg as a human being,” Zuritsky told the broadcast. “We love him as an actor. We love Steve. We’re really invested in his Steve heath. He’s so full of life, and Steve’s out there are good guys.”
Another author, Julie Rottenbergnoted: “But Miranda’s journey represents a different reality out there that many people go through – reevaluations and transitions in life. Adult couples grow apart and people come to revelations about what their spouse is or does not fulfill for them. Miranda’s story was very representative of a particular path that many women are on. “
That To kill Eleanor The actor – who joined the original HBO series in season 2 – had previously been overwhelmed by his “scary” return to his role as the lovable bartender.
“It’s almost 20 years since the TV show,” Eigenberg said Us Weekly exclusively at the revival premiere in December 2021. “I’ve always been an in and out guy. I keep saying that Sex and the CityI pop in and jump out, so I tried to find my soap a little. But it was fun, we went into it again. It’s always nice to see the same lovely faces. … There is a lot of love [between Miranda and Steve]. It’s really there, and they’ve raised a great child, and the horizon holds the future, and we’ll see where they go. “
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