AJLT’s Sara Ramírez Responds To Che Diaz Criticism

Che and Miranda's storyline didn't go down too well with SATC fans.

And Just Like That’s finale aired this week, and fans have had a lot of thoughts, and I mean a lot. If you’ve already binged your way through the whole ten episodes, check out self-confessed SATC super fan and STELLAR editor Vicki Notaro’s thoughts on the finale here.

One big criticism that fans had throughout the season centred on the relationship between Miranda and Che, in that people were not a fan of their relationship, the storyline in general and the dramatic change of Miranda’s character.

Now, Sara Ramírez has responded to the criticisms of the new character Che, defending the role and reminding people that the hate they share online never goes unseen.


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Sara explained to the New York Times that although they identify as non-binary, that’s the only similarity between Sara and Che.

“I don’t recognise myself in Che. I’m very aware of the hate that exists online. But I have to protect my own mental health and my own artistry. And 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,” they added.

When asked how they think Che would handle the criticism, Sara replied: “I imagine Che would have something very witty and silly and funny as a rebuttal; something that ultimately reminds everyone that they are human; something with a sprinkling of self-deprecation, because I think they know they’re a narcissist. And maybe just a little reminder that no one’s perfect.”


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