Steve’s Hearing Loss On ‘And Just Like That’ Is Inspired By Actor Who Plays Him

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The inventive staff behind HBO Max’s “Sex and the City” revival have made a definite effort to replicate the realities of getting older. For actor David Eigenberg, it’s a case of artwork imitating life.

Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky, two screenwriters on HBO Max’s “And Just Like That…,” told Vanity Fair this week that they included Eigenberg’s real-life expertise with listening to loss into his character, Steve Brady. In the present’s premiere episode, “Hello It’s Me,” Steve explains that he lately acquired listening to aids ― a plot level that’s additional developed in episode seven, “Sex and the Widow,” which aired this week.

“When [showrunner] Michael Patrick [King] reconnected with David Eigenberg about the show, the very first thing that David said was, ‘I got hearing aids.’ It was literally what he led with,” Zuritsky defined.

“Everyone on the show, every single person, loves David Eigenberg as a human being,” she continued. “We love him as an actor. We love Steve. We are really invested in the Steve-ness of him. He’s so full of life, and the Steves out there are good guys.”

Cynthia Nixon (left) and David Eigenberg in “And Just Like That…,” now airing on HBO Max.

Compared to the unique “Sex and the City,” Steve’s presence on “And Just Like That…” has been significantly diminished as his spouse, Miranda Hobbes (performed by Cynthia Nixon), is exploring her sexuality and showing signs of alcoholism.

Though Steve has to date fared higher on the brand new sequence than another one of its beloved male characters, his lack of display time hasn’t gone unnoticed by fans and critics. In an article for The Cut printed earlier this week, journalist Danielle Cohen argued that the present’s writers “[do] not seem too interested in exploring how that very kind and patient young Steve has matured,” later proclaiming, “This is not the life Steve deserves!”

In her chat with Vanity Fair, Rottenberg steered that Miranda’s journey on the sequence ― at the very least because it pertains to her relationship with Steve ― is meant to signify “the reevaluations and transitions in life.”

“Grown couples grow apart, and people come to epiphanies about what their spouse is or isn’t fulfilling for them,” she mentioned. “Miranda’s story was very representative of a certain path that a lot of women find themselves on.”

“Even beloved people have crises,” Zuritsky added. “Even moral, generally wonderful people make choices that aren’t necessarily admirable or virtuous. But they do them anyway because they’re going through something, or they’re working through a crisis.”

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