AJLT’s Bobby Lee Recalls Filming With SJP While ‘Blackout’ Drunk

Bobby Lee and Sarah Jessica Parker.
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And Simply Like That star Bobby Lee opened up about how his expertise filming with Sarah Jessica Parker led to him turning into sober.

“After I was utilizing … that is essentially the most horrifying factor … I used to be in Hawaii and I used to be blackout drunk and my agent calls and stated ‘They want you in New York,’” Lee, 51, stated on a Monday, July 24, episode of Rachel Bilson’s “Broad Concepts” podcast. “This is among the explanation why I’m sober … I keep in mind going [to set on And Just Like That] and being so excessive and drunk and after I was studying the script I couldn’t even perceive what they had been saying.”

Lee — who has now been sober for a yr and a half — added: “It was a nightmare. I keep in mind saying that is by no means going to occur once more. … It’s insane how our illness will get, . That would’ve been a profession ender.”

When Bilson, 41, requested if Parker, 58, knew one thing was occurring whereas they had been filming, Lee responded, “No … she was leaving to France the subsequent day so I needed to [keep filming.]”

Lee stars as Jackie, a pal of Carrie’s on the Intercourse within the Metropolis spinoff, and he seems on each seasons of the present. The second season of AJLT debuted in June, with new episodes airing Thursdays on Max. Along with newer characters like Jackie, there will probably be extra acquainted faces with John Corbett resulting from return as Carrie’s former flame Aidan Shaw in addition to Kim Cattrall set to reprise her function as Samantha Jones for one episode.

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“It was, I believe, a very nice concept to have fun our twenty fifth anniversary, to have this shock look [of Samantha],” Parker stated in a June interview with Good Morning America on the time. “And no less than the content material of it’s nonetheless to this point a secret.”

In 2022, Parker beforehand informed The Hollywood Reporter that Cattrall, 66, hadn’t been in talks to hitch the solid previous to its December 2021 premiere.

“We didn’t ask her to be [a] a part of this as a result of she made it clear that wasn’t one thing she wished to pursue, and it not felt snug for us, and so it didn’t happen to us,” she defined on the time. “You’ve obtained to take heed to any individual, and in the event that they’re publicly speaking about one thing and it doesn’t recommend it’s someplace they need to be, or an individual they need to play, or an atmosphere during which they need to be, you get to an age the place you’re like, ‘Effectively, we hear that.’”

Regardless of her supposed feud with Parker, Cattrall introduced in June 2023 that she would have a cameo in season 2 although she didn’t seem within the present’s first season.

“It’s very fascinating to get a name from the top of HBO saying, ‘What can we do?’” Cattrall revealed on an look on The View. “And I went, “Hmmm…let me get artistic. I simply thought, if I’m going to come back again, I obtained to come back again with that form of Samantha type. I obtained to push it. And we did.”

Though followers are wanting ahead to Cattrall’s look, AJLT star Cynthia Nixon inspired individuals to handle their expectations.

“I fear that with all of the build-up, individuals are going to surprise what all of the fuss was about. It’s vital to know that it’s a very temporary, very small cameo,” Nixon, 57, informed London’s The Instances in July.