Meet the Latinos starring in 'And Just Like That'
Sandy Tejada, Sara Ramírez and Iván Hernández are part of the cast of 'And Just Like That,' the sequel to 'Sex and the City.'
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The first of 10 episodes of And Just Like That premiered in December 2021. The new television miniseries considered a revival of Sex and the City is facing high expectations among fans of the long-running HBO show.
The last episode of the new series aired on HBO Max on Feb. 3. Despite the positive reception, the platform did not immediately confirm if And Just Like That would get a second season.
The 'revival' of Sex And The City focuses on the reunion of the close friends Carrie (Sara Jessica Parker), Charlotte (Kristin Davis), and Miranda (Cynthia Nixon), who left their 30s behind and are now facing new situations in their 50s. The fourth member of the group of friends, Samantha (Kim Cattrall), does not appear in the miniseries.
In addition to the above-mentioned well-known characters, there are new faces playing roles in the miniseries. One of them is Sandy Tejada, the only Afro-Latina on the whole cast. The Dominican actress previously appeared on The Deuce with James Franco, Exposed with Keanu Reeves and the movie, Angelfish.
In And Just Like That, Tejada played a host in a trendy restaurant visited by Carrie. The Afro-Latina actress still feels excited after working with Sara Jessica Parker — who is not just the star of the series, but also its executive producer — and considered that acting experience a unique one.
“I’m representing women, Latinas, Afro-Latinos from all over the world, and it was an amazing opportunity,” she said in an interview.
After her performance in the HBO Max production, many people called and sent messages to Tejada to congratulate her. The messages were warmly received and encouraged her to participate in more casting auditions to help her make Latino and Afro-Latino talents visible in the entertainment industry.
Raised by a single mother in a Latino neighborhood in Queens, New York, Tejada has felt passionate about performing arts since she was a child.
“I used to record my TV shows, watch my favorite scenes, and memorize them completely. Sometimes I recreated the scenes, put my own spin on it, and recorded it again on cassette,” she said.
Now, Tejada is excited to see how her American dream take shape. She hopes to get more star or co-star roles that would give her acting career a boost on screen.
More Latinos in the show
In addition to Tejada, the cast of And Just Like That includes Mexican-American actress Sara Ramírez playing the role of non-binary comedian, Che Diaz. Following Ramírez is Latino actor of Guatemalan descendent, Iván Hernández, who plays Franklyn, Carrie's producer. In the last episode, Carrie and Franklyn will have a passionate encounter that could lead to romance in the future.