NullPointerException after calling activity method from fragment

So today I decided to updat a lot of deprecated libraries that I was using on my app. I was also adding new classes using koltin instead of java, because I plan to migrate to it soon.

One of the libraries I had to remove was

implementation "androidx.lifecycle:lifecycle-extensions:${versions.lifecycleExtensions}"

and I replaced it with

implementation "androidx.lifecycle:lifecycle-viewmodel-ktx:${versions.lifecycle}"
implementation "androidx.lifecycle:lifecycle-livedata-ktx:${versions.lifecycle}"

After changing all the instances of my viewmodels, a new problem was showing, and I read that I had to add the new Fragment library:

implementation "androidx.fragment:fragment-ktx:$fragment_version"

With this library I started running with a new problem that I haven't been able to solve yet. I have one activity and multiple fragments (Jetpack). I had one method on my activity:

FloatingActionButton fab;

public void showFab() {;

and on my child fragment:

    public View onCreateView(LayoutInflater inflater, ViewGroup container,
                             Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        // some code
        ((MyActivity) getActivity()).showFab();

        return view;

The problem is that now, for some reason, my fab variable (and all other activity's local variables) are set to null, and this leads to the NullPointerException that I'm facing.

I also tried changing my approach, and use an interface to communicate those two instead, but the onAttachFragment method is deprecated and don't know which method should I use.

My app was running and working just fine before all of these libraries changes.

What am I missing here?


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