The real life And Just Like That storyline that inspired the show

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  • David Eigenberg
    David Eigenberg
    American actor
Photo credit: Sky
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Sex And The City fans have just discovered actor David Eigenberg's real-life hearing loss actually inspired Steve's storyline in And Just Like That... The more you know, eh?

The SATC revival has unsurprisingly sparked lots of talking points on social media. Namely; where are Charlotte's pyjamas from? Why does Miranda keep calling herself 'Rambo'? And would she actually be acting like that?

Now, writers Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky have explained the inspiration behind Miranda's husband Steve's hearing loss, sharing that the storyline came from his real-life experience.

Photo credit: HBO / NOW
Photo credit: HBO / NOW

Zuritsky told Vanity Fair, "When [showrunner] Michael Patrick [King] reconnected with David Eigenberg about the show, the very first thing that David said was, 'I got hearing aids.' It was literally what he led with.

"That actually wound up being Steve's tone about his aging [in the show]", suggesting the writers had tried hard to ensure each character had something about them which reflected their 50s.

Photo credit: Gotham - Getty Images
Photo credit: Gotham - Getty Images

The pair went on to insist there was no malice towards the actor or character with the plot device, adding, "Everyone on the show, every single person, loves David Eigenberg as a human being. We love him as an actor. We love Steve. We are really invested in the Steve-ness of him.

"He's so full of life, and the Steves out there are good guys."

So 'good' you had to make his (spoiler alert) wife cheat on him? Hmm.

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