Sarah Jessica Parker Says She Felt ‘Responsible’ For Willie Garson – Hollywood Life


Sarah Jessica Parker stated she had ‘nice considerations’ about her late co-star Willie Garson ‘staying wholesome’ whereas filming ‘And Just Like That…’ round ‘background gamers’ and would ‘hold monitor of him.’

Sarah Jessica Parker, 56, is talking out about what it was like whereas filming on set with Willie Garson, who handed away from most cancers in Sept. on the age of 57. The actress recalled taking pictures scenes with him for the brand new collection And Just Like That… and admitted she was involved about his well being and tried to do what she may when she was round him.

“It was fraught for me to know that he was sick with that specific, terrifying prognosis. We have been a vaccine-mandated present, however nonetheless, lots of our scenes have been with lots of background gamers, and I had nice considerations about Willie staying as wholesome as he may whereas taking pictures,” Sarah stated throughout an interview with Vulture,

Willie Garson, Sarah Jessica Parker
Willie Garson and Sarah Jessica Parker on set in 2007. (Henry Lamb/BEI/Shutterstock)

“I couldn’t share that with anybody. I’d only keep track of him, and I felt responsible in some ways for his health, his well-being on the set,” she continued. “Anytime there was downtime, I sat with him and talked with him. He actually was a raconteur, a famously gifted storyteller. We may hear the identical story again and again as if it have been the primary time, and he was terrifically good at documenting his life and sharing it with us.”

Sarah additionally talked concerning the day Willie informed his castmates about his prognosis. “That day was excruciating, to be in a fictional world of the lack of a life, however in the actual world, of any individual that you just knew was sick — that was his final day working with us,” she stated. “He meant and wished to finish the complete season. He had a really vital storyline, extra so than ever, so it was my fervent hope that he would be capable to do all of it. And for Willie to have to depart, you knew that it was critical.”

Willie Garson, Sarah Jessica Parker
Willie Garson and Sarah Jessica Parker strolling. (Sara Jaye Weiss/Shutterstock)

“If Willie could be there and do one more episode or one more scene, he would have done it,” she went on. “But he knew what he needed to do to take care of his son [Nathen] and of himself, and I am so glad that he did that because when he passed away, he wanted to do so in an environment and circumstance that made him feel safe and comfortable.”

The devoted pal additionally talked about her friendship with Willie and their TV characters. “Our friendship onscreen is analogous in some ways to our friendship off, which isn’t typical,” she stated. ,Cynthia [Nixon] and I’ve recognized one another for even longer than I’ve recognized Willie; we began working collectively once we have been little women, however Carrie and Miranda are completely different than Sarah Jessica and Cynthia. With Stanford and Carrie, although their lives and decisions are radically completely different than our personal, there was a buoyancy to their onscreen relationship that felt acquainted to us. It was a joyful one onscreen.”

After Willie’s loss of life, Sarah posted a tribute message to him that talked about what a blessing he was and the way she’ll miss their “real friendship.”

And Just Like That… premiered on HBO Max on Dec. 9.

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