Chris Noth Addressed the Outrage Over Carrie Bradshaw Not Calling 911

And just like that … we have some answers.

In a move that made even the most seasoned HBO fans gasp (no Game of Thrones twist could even compare), And Just Like That ... killed off Chris Noth's Mr. Big in the show's premiere episode. And while much has been made of the way he died — ahem, Peloton — Noth sat down with Vogue and explained that it was art, which he seemed to think was enough to explain why Carrie Bradshaw didn't call 911 (or do much else) to save the love of her life.

"One thing Michael and I agreed on: We both called it the Bonnie and Clyde moment, which is that moment when Bonnie and Clyde are about to be eviscerated by bullets," Noth said. "They have that look with each other, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. They both know that it's the end. We knew that we had to have that, that I just shouldn't die alone in the bathroom. There had to be that last moment and no words, no corny dialogue, just a look, and I thought [King] did it so beautifully."

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Noth also addressed the tone and mood of the scene, as a true thespian does, saying that he thought it was the only real way to treat the relationship. Otherwise, he says, things would probably have gotten very ... strained, to say the least.

"[King] was on a tight rope in terms of not being over-sentimental or morbid. I was really happy with how it came together and how the show looked and how it has reinvented itself," Noth finished. "All things end, and it was time for him to go, unless we're gonna be doing Scenes From a Marriage, Sex and the City style. There was nowhere to go with it but six feet under."

And fans hoping to get a bit more Big as the series continues can rest easy. Noth says that there's more coming, though it's probably not what viewers expect from a show like Sex and the City. Of course, when a series goes as far as filming fake scenes, we should all be cautious when it comes to promises like that.

"I think there may be something. I can't tell you what, but ... there may be a little ... there may be a haunting that happens," he said. "I don't know. I don't want to get in trouble."

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