Kristin Davis has said it was a “shock” to be hit with comments about the Sex And The City cast’s aging after the trailer for the new reboot was released.
Davis, 56, stars alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon in the revival series And Just Like That. The last time audiences had seen their characters Charlotte, Carrie and Miranda, the actors were in their forties.
“Everyone wants to comment, pro or nay or whatever, on our hair and our faces and our this and our that,” Davis told The Sunday Times Style Magazine. “The level of intensity of it was a shock.” She said that during their 12-hour filming stints, the paparazzi would spend entire days “trying to get bad pictures”.
Recalling the focus on her body in the past, she said: “They would write articles every week about how I was ‘pear-shaped’, which I didn’t feel was a compliment at the time. It would stress me out a fair amount because I couldn’t avoid it. I kind of feel like that’s how it is now too.
Davis added: “That’s the problem with social media, right, is that you don’t know what those people are doing. You don’t know anything about them. They’re just hurling bombs at you. It makes me angry.”
She was annoyed and rightfully so at the misogynist chatter. The comments on the cast’s aging didn’t sit well with her and it seemed like they were being downplayed for being a certain age.