Sara Ramirez has shared their thoughts on the backlash their And Just Like That character, Che Diaz, has been receiving.
In an interview with The New York Times (with the brilliantly simple title “Sara Ramirez Is Not Che Diaz”), the actor acknowledges the “hate that exists online.”
ICYMI (also, spoiler alert), Cynthia Nixon’s character, Miranda, leaves her husband, Steve (David Eigenberg), to be with non-binary comedian, Che in the Sex and the City spinoff.
Sara points out how amongst it all, what really matters is their own “mental health” and “artistry”:
“That’s way more important to me because I’m a real human being. I’m really proud of the representation that we’ve created. We have built a character who is a human being, who is imperfect, who’s complex, who is not here to be liked, who’s not here for anybody’s approval. They’re here to be themselves.”
You can read their full interview HERE, where Sara also discusses their long-time role of Dr Callie Torres on Grey’s Anatomy and more.
At the end of the day, it’s all a testament to Sara’s acting skills, isn’t it? They brought Che Diaz to life. So much so that everyone has an opinion!
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