The actors Christina Hendricks and Manny Montana play Beth and Rio in Good Girls. The dark comedy tells Beth, Ruby (Retta) and Annie (Mae Whitman) how they manage their criminal lives while being full-time mothers. The series also features many fiery moments between Rio and Beth. In past interviews, both Hendricks and Montana have chatted about their off-screen relationship. Since the beginning of the series, some fans have said that the two actresses resemble two of Sex and the City’s biggest stars.
‘Good Girls’ stars Christina Hendricks and Manny Montana have a strictly professional relationship
The series has built a huge fan base across NBC and Netflix since ‘Good Girls’ premiered in February 2018. One of the most important relationships in the show is that of Beth and Rio. In the series, many viewers have witnessed the intense moments of Beth and her crime boss. In season 2, the couple decided to sleep together in episode 4, “Pick Your Poison.” Although Beth and Dean (Matthew Lillard) are married and live in the same house, the character often fantasizes about Rio. However, neither of them trust each other and Beth, Ruby and Annie plan to rat Rio out to the FBI in “Good Girls” Season 4.
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On 2019, Hendricks said she always finds working with Montana an enjoyable experience. Even though their characters rarely have positive moments, Hendricks told “Black C.A.P.E. Magazine” that she and Montana have a “respectful” relationship at work.
Montana joined Hendricks in 2020. As he promoted Good Girls Season 3, the Rosewood alum said he and his co-star don’t have much to do with each other when the cameras stop rolling.
“We walk in, do our job and go home,” Montana said of Hendricks on the Total Celebrity show. “So it’s very business-like.”
But some ‘ Good Girls’ fans believe Christina Hendricks and Manny Montana have the same dynamic as two ‘Sex and the City’ actors
The behind-the-scenes relationship of Hendricks and Montana caught the attention of some ‘Good Girls’ fans. In 2020, a viewer shared on Reddit that the show allegedly allows Hendricks to choose who she wants to shoot scenes with on the show.
Based on Hendricks and Montana’s interviews, the fan compared the co-stars to Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall. As many Sex and the City viewers know, Parker and Cattrall had a strained relationship during the filming of the series. Like the cast of Carrie Bradshaw and Samantha Jones, the fan shared that many viewers can see the tension between Hendricks and Montana in real life. The thread also suggests that Hendricks is fueling the rumors by failing to praise her co-star in interviews.
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“I don’t think Manny Montana gets along with Christina Hendricks, and by extension, Retta and Mae Whitman,” the fan reported.
“I don’t think they managed to hide it that well on Sex and the City,” a commenter said about the comparison. “A lot of viewers could tell something was off between them just by watching the show, even casual viewers like me.”
“I haven’t picked up on anything like that on GG,” they continued. “Or maybe I just blamed it on something else. I.e. I thought a lot of the weirdness in S3 came from regretting killing Rio, so they had to write him back into a storyline that would have been mostly the same, just with a different villain. Or that maybe Manny wasn’t available all the days they wanted him because they brought him back too late. “Neither Hendricks nor Montana have confirmed that they harbor any animosity toward each other off-screen. Good Girls season 4 is currently airing on NBC.