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Sara Ramírez Joins ‘Sex and the City’ Reboot as Non-binary Stand-up Comedian Che Diaz

Lead Photo: Presentor, actor Sara Ramirez speaks on stage during VH1 Trailblazer Honors 2018 at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine on June 21, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for VH1 Trailblazer Honors
Presentor, actor Sara Ramirez speaks on stage during VH1 Trailblazer Honors 2018 at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine on June 21, 2018 in New York City. Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for VH1 Trailblazer Honors
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We’re not sure if Mexican American actress Sarah Ramírez is a fan of drinking Cosmopolitans, but the Grey’s Anatomy star and Tony Award-winning actress is probably going to have to learn how to throw a couple back with her new friends from Sex and the City.

Ramírez has been cast as a series regular on And Just Like That…, the HBO Max reboot of the hit series Sex and the City, which ran on HBO for six seasons from 1998 to 2004. She will play Che Diaz, a non-binary, queer stand-up comedian and podcast host.

“Everyone at And Just Like That… is beyond thrilled that a dynamically talented actor such as Sara Ramírez has joined the Sex and the City family,” executive producer Michael Patrick King said in a statement. “Sara is a one-of-a-kind talent, equally at home with comedy and drama–and we feel excited and inspired to create this new character for the show.”

The 10-episode series will follow the new adventures of best friends Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbes (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte York (Kristin Davis) in their 50s. Actress Kim Cattrall will not return to reprise her role as Samantha Jones after a feud with Parker. In a 2017 interview with Piers Morgan, Cattrall advocated that her character be changed to a woman of color moving forward.

“Another actress should play it–maybe they could make it an African American Samantha Jones or a Hispanic Samantha Jones,” she said at the time.

Ramírez, who was born in Mazatlán, Mexico, won a Tony Award for Best Actress for her role in the 2005 Broadway musical Spamalot. She came out as nonbinary after her role as a bisexual character on Grey’s Anatomy. She also played a bisexual nonbinary character on Madam Secretary.