Sarah Jessica Parker is yet to pen her own tribute to her friend and co-star Willie Garson following his death, but took to Chris Noth’s post to say she’s ‘not ready’ to address it at the moment
Sarah Jessica Parker has said she is “not ready” to share a personal tribute to her Sex And The City co-star Willie Garson following his death.
Willie, 57, was a fan favourite on the series for his portrayal of flamboyant talent agent Stanford Blatch, a close friend of SJP’s character Carrie Bradshaw.
The actor’s died on Tuesday following a battle with cancer.
An influx of Hollywood stars, including Sex and the City co-stars Cynthia Nixon, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall all shared touching tributes to the late actor.
But pal Sarah, who had recently been on set with Willie filming spin-off series And Just Like That, revealed she was not yet ready to share a tribute of her own.
The star took to Chris Noth’s Instagram tribute to send the short message.
Chris, who played Big on Sex And The City, uploaded an image of him alongside Willie and captioned it with a broken heart emoji.
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SJP, 56, wrote in the comments section: “Thank you dearest Chris. I’m not ready yet. Xxx.”
She had been friends with Willie for a decade before Sex And The City premiered in 1998.
Speaking to US Weekly in June, he said: “As you probably know, Sarah Jessica and I were friends for 10 years before the show. And we’re still the closest of friends. We talk almost every day.”
And when discussing reuniting with his co-stars for the upcoming And Just Like That, Garson continued: “We talk on, like, Twitter sometimes and whatever, but I don’t spend enough face time with Cynthia. I’m really looking forward to spending time with her, actually together.”
Following the news of Willie’s death Mario Cantone, who plays Anthony Marentino in the series, shared a snap of the pair to his Instagram alongside the heartfelt caption: “I couldn’t have had a more brilliant TV partner. I’m devastated and just overwhelmed with Sadness.
“Taken away from all of us way soon. You were a gift from the gods sweet Willie. Rest …I love you.”
Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda Hobbes in the series, also took to Twitter and wrote: “So deeply, deeply sad we have lost @WillieGarson. We all loved him and adored working with him. He was endlessly funny on-screen and in real life.
“He was a source of light, friendship and show business lore. He was a consummate professional- always.”
And Kristin Davis commented: “I really want to pay tribute to his fearless commitment to single fatherhood,” Davis wrote. “We spoke about being single parents through adoption often. And nothing gave him more joy and pride than his son Nathen.
Nathen’s strength and wisdom beyond his years are evident in his beautiful tribute to his dad.”
As well as Sex And The City, which originally ran from 1998 to 2004, Garson was known for his role as Mozzie in police procedural White Collar.