Sept. 21, 2021, was a tragic day for Intercourse and the Metropolis followers after we discovered that Willie Garson (who performed expertise agent Stanford Blatch) died. Understanding that the actor reprised his function within the reboot collection, And Simply Like That, followers puzzled how his story would play out since his demise occurred whereas the present was nonetheless filming. The excellent news is Stanford does seem within the first three episodes of the reboot, but it surely seems to be like these are the one occasions he reveals up.
Throughout episode 4, Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) discovers a “dramatic notice” Stanford left in her previous condo, and it reveals some stunning information about his whereabouts. “Dearest Carrie, by the point you learn this I will be in Tokyo,” the letter begins. Carrie then calls Stanford’s husband, Anthony (performed by Mario Cantone), to make clear her discovery. Apparently, the agent is off in Japan managing Ashley — a 17-year-old Lengthy Island TikTok star who’s “big in Asia” — and accompanying her on tour. And when Carrie asks why he could not relay the message of his sudden travels in individual, Anthony says, “He could not carry himself to inform you he was leaving head to head after Large died.”
Stanford’s journey to Tokyo might’ve been the end-all resolution to deal with Garson’s sudden demise, but it surely appears the present’s writers discovered one other option to finish his story. Along with leaving for Japan, Stanford additionally requested Anthony for a divorce (coincidentally in a letter as properly), closing the e-book on his character.
Cantone opened up about Garson’s death on Gilbert Gottfried’s Superb Colossal Podcast on Dec. 14. “It was an actual shock,” Cantone stated. “None of us knew, and it was simply, it was horrible. It was very unhappy.” Garson was reportedly set to have a “very important story line” within the reboot, in line with Parker, however his sickness solely allowed him to movie for 3 out of the ten episodes in season one. In a latest interview, government producer/showrunner Michael Patrick King shared his last memory of Garson earlier than he died.
“My remaining interplay with Willie got here after I spoke to him on the cellphone a couple of scene I had written for him to come back in and do with Sarah Jessica — simply Carrie and Stanford,” King advised Vulture. “It was a scene to clarify his absence within the collection. He was very sensible with me; he stated, ‘Please, do not assume I do not wish to do it — I can not.’ Once I keep in mind my time with Willie, the very first thing I am going to consider is his love of being an actor. Each a part of it.”