Sara Ramirez is set to make history. The star, best known for their role as Callie Torres on Grey’s Anatomy, broke barriers with their portrayal of the queer orthopaedic surgeon, and now they’ll be starring as the first nonbinary character in the Sex and the City universe as part of the upcoming reboot, And Just Like That…
In a new interview with Out magazine, Ramirez, who is nonbinary and uses she/they pronouns, talked about their portrayal of new character, Che Diaz, who will be taking the spot of Samantha and be the fourth character in the friend group of Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker), Charlotte (Kristin Davis) and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon).
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Ramirez, who has been a fan of SATC for years, says starring on the show has been a dream. They were offered the role of Che and and said they are “so grateful for… the entire Sex and the City family for what they started, for this continuation, and for including me in it.”
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It’s a win for representation, and Ramirez told Out they know this: “If we can spark fresh, new conversations in spaces that normally would not be engaging in those conversations, I think that visibility… can change how we view ourselves and the world,” they said.
And Just Like That… is set to premiere sometime in December, so fans only have to wait a little while longer before it drops.