Sex and the City: this handicap suffered by David Eigenberg inspired the character of Steve in the sequel to the series

When reality inspires fiction. Since December 9, the sequel to “Sex and the City” has been broadcast on Salto. Entitled “And Just Like That”, it is an opportunity for fans to meet the emblematic characters of the cult series: Carrie Bradshaw, Charlotte York, Miranda Hobbes … Now in their fifties, they must face new challenges, everything like their companions. Steve Brady, played by actor David Eigenberg in the show, has to deal with a deafness problem. A handicap from which he suffers in real life.

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In an interview for the American edition of ” Vanity Fair “, Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky, the writers of the series, explained:” When Michael Patrick King reconnected with David Eigenberg about the show, the first thing David said was’ I have hearing aids ”(…) It set the tone for how Steve was going to age. “

A choice that some fans, unaware that David Eigenberg really suffered from deafness, contested. They thought then that the writers aimed to “bring down” the character of Steve. But it is not: “Everyone in the series, each person, loves David Eigenberg as a human being. We love him as an actor, we love Steve. We are really invested in this character. He’s so full of life. And deep down, all “Steve” are good boys. “

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