Sam Smith looks set to make a cameo appearance in the second season of the Sex and the City spinoff And Just Like That…
On Wednesday, the British singer posted a snap on location in New York City with the caption: ‘Up to something unholy on set.’
The post was also shared by the official Instagram account of the HBO show, that stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.
Sam, 30, who is non-binary and uses “they/them” pronouns referenced their controversial hit song Unholy which features vocals from Kim Petras.
Fans of the show have already been getting excited about the return of Carrie’s ex Aidan Shaw – played by John Corbett.
First reactions to the news were mixed with one viewer commenting: ‘I see they’re pulling out all the stops to overcome their bad reviews from last season. You’ll give them a big boost.’
While another joked: ‘Sam Smith is guesting on And Just Like That? I hope they trip Carrie down a flight of stairs.’
Sam Smith teases cameo appearance on And Just Like That… as singer reveals: ‘Up to something Unholy on set’
Last month, British singer Sam sparked a row over ‘hyper-sexualised’ dancing in their new music video with critics arguing it is ‘normalising pornography’ in pop culture – but fans claim it is ’empowering’.
The ‘raunchy’ video for the singer’s new track I’m Not Here To Make Friends led to a debate over whether it should be age restricted on platforms such as YouTube due to its supposedly explicit content.
It shows them arriving at a castle in a helicopter before dancing alongside a large number of performers wearing corsets, suspenders and nipple tassels.
A fountain of water is also seen being sprayed into the singer’s mouth.
Meanwhile, in February last year, actress Cynthia Nixon defended the show after DailyMail columnist Meghan McCain branded it ‘too woke.’
Peace out: The singer gave no further information about what role they might be playing on the HBO series
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Speaking to Andy Cohen on his Sirius XM show Saturday, the Bravo host put McCain’s comments from her DailyMail.com column to the ladies of the rebooted Sex and the City series.
‘Meghan McCain came out with a column saying that the show was too PC, was trying to do too much at once,’ Andy said.
‘The show became so beloved — reruns for all those years,’ adding: ‘I feel like people have watched it, and they know it so well, inside and out.’
Nixon, who plays Miranda Hobbes, continued: ‘Because people know it so well, they have enshrined it in nostalgia.
But this is a show that has always pushed every kind of boundary.’
Too woke? Cynthia Nixon (pictured above with SJP and Kristin Davis) responded to critics about the direction of the new show
‘I think that that’s what’s so magnificent about the new show – about how many different directions we’re going with that, and pushing boundaries and shaking people up.
‘And most importantly, shaking the characters up. We don’t want to see these characters… comfortable. We want to see them out of their comfort zones.’
McCain, in her DailyMail.com column from last December, wrote that the series had ‘died of wokeness’ which echoed similar responses from fans on social media.
‘It is wokeness superficially shoved down your throat to make a point about wealthy white liberal women ‘evolving’ into the political climate of 2021,’ McCain wrote.
Nicole Ari Parker, who plays LTW on the show, said: ‘Comments like that say more about the person saying them.’
Sam Smith is seen wearing a corset, suspenders and nipple tassels in their new music video for I’m Not Here To Make Friends
Sarah Jessica Parker, who recently admitted to only having watched the first two episodes, also interjected into the conversation.
She said: ‘What’s too much? Maybe in your living room or when you step outside, it looks the same as inside, and you go to the grocery store and it’s the same.’
‘Maybe it is too much for you. For these characters in New York City, it’s not.’
Kristin Davis added: ‘I can’t think of another situation where someone has done that with a show.
‘People don’t know how to think about it… It gives so much possibility and we are living in a different time.’
The chapter of the show features a host of new and diverse characters, including Miranda’s non-binary love interest Che Diaz.