The End of Che Diaz: Sara Ramirez Reportedly Exits ‘And Just Like That’

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Ramirez’s character received harsh criticism following the debut of the Sex and the City revival in 2021

Sara Ramírez will not be returning to the third season of And Just Like That, according to Variety and Deadline.

Ramirez, who uses they/them pronouns, played nonbinary standup comedian Che Diaz and was introduced as Miranda Hobbs’ (Cynthia Nixon) love interest in season one. By season two, however, the fictional couple had called it quits.

In response to criticism of her character, Ramirez took to Instagram last summer to address the online comments. “I am not the fictional characters I have played, nor am I responsible for the things that are written for them to say,” Ramirez wrote. “I am a human being, an artist, an actor. And we are living in a world that has become increasingly hostile toward anyone who dares to free themselves from the gender binary, or disrupt the mainstream.”

The series is set to begin production later this year for a 2025 premiere on Max. A representative for Ramirez did not immediately respond to Rolling Stone‘s request for comment.


In the show, Che starts a relationship with Miranda, which ultimately leads to the end of her marriage to Steve (David Eigenberg). While her character has simultaneously annoyed and captivated viewers, Ramirez told Entertainment Weekly last year that “it’s really interesting to play a person who elicits such strong reactions and who can start much-needed conversations.”

“I love that people have passionate opinions, that Che struck a nerve,” added Ramirez, noting they’re there to “elicit” conversations, not control them. “Che Diaz is such a beautiful reminder to me, to you, to all of us, that LGBTQIA+ people don’t have to be perfect for us to respect their humanity,” they said. “Not everyone is likable in every community. One non-binary character does not represent all non-binary people.”