Chris Noth has talked about the shocking death of his character, Mr. Big, in the first episode of “And Just Like That.” In an interview with Vogue, Noth revealed why Carrie Bradshaw, played by Sarah Jessica Parker, did not call 911 to get help when his character was dying in the shower.

The first episode of “And Just Like That” saw the death of Mr. Big as he suffered a heart attack after completing his 1,000th Peloton ride. In a scene, as he is dying in his luxe shower, Carrie returns home from a piano recital, enters the room, and locks eyes with him before running to him and holding him.

The scenario sparked online conversations among fans, who deemed Mr. Big’s death "totally avoidable." One of them was Jonah Hill, who wrote on Twitter, “But why didn’t Carrie call 911 immediately?!”

According to Noth, his character was going to die either way but he and Carrie had to have their “last moment” before he leaves. “One thing Michael (series creator Michael Patrick King) 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. They have that look with each other... They both know that it’s the end,” he explained.

“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,” he continued.

According to Noth, having Carrie gaze into Mr. Big’s eyes before his death made for a “poetic conclusion” for the couple. “It was very important for both of us to find a way to have that last moment together, not that she walks in and finds me dead in the bathroom. That was essential for me to come back to. And the rest is just chemistry with SJ. We’ve known each other a long time,” he said. 

The first two episodes of the "Sex and the City" reboot, “And Just Like That,” are currently streaming on HBO Max.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis (center, L-R) poses with the cast and crew of the "Sex and the City" revival "And Just Like That... " at the New York premiere Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis (center, L-R) poses with the cast and crew of the "Sex and the City" revival "And Just Like That... " at the New York premiere Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA via AFP / Dimitrios Kambouris