Cynthia Nixon says a scene in Sex and the City left her 'devastated'

Actress recently announced her bid for New York Governor

Roisin O'Connor
Thursday 05 April 2018 11:29 BST
Scene from Sex in the City where Carrie and Mr Big reconcile in the walk in closet

Cynthia Nixon has spoken about a particular scene in the Sex and the City movie that left her "a little devastated".

The actress - who played high-powered lawyer Miranda Hobbes on the hit TV series, as well as in the two feature length films - recalled a screening of the first movie in London where the audience applauded the moment Carrie's [Sarah Jessica Parker] huge wardrobe was presented to her by her on-off boyfriend and later husband Mr Big [Chris North].

Speaking on the Wendy Williams show, Nixon, who is recently announced her bid for New York Governor, said: "I was a little devastated. It seemed to me that the show was so much about female empowerment and about women making their own choices and women standing up for what they wanted and supporting themselves.

Carrie admires her new closet in the Sex and the City movie

"So, to me, to have this [scene] be a climax of the film, that your very wealthy husband built you a nice closet for your clothes, I thought, 'Wow, that's not really what you love about the show, is it? Cause that's not what we were making it for.'"

Sex and the City's creator Darren Star made a similar comment about the ending of the HBO series, where Carrie ultimately ended up with Mr Big after a tumultuous six-year relationship.

"For me, in a way - and I didn't [write] those last episodes - if you're empowering other people to write and produce your show, you can't... say certain things" he said. "At a certain point, you've got to let them follow their vision... but I think the show ultimately betrayed what it was about, which was that women don't have to find happiness from marriage.

"Not that they can't. But the show initially was going off script from the romantic comedies that had come before it. That's what had made women so attached."

Nixon also explained how her inspiration to run for the political position was Donald Trump's election, pointing out: "If we don't like the direction our government is going in, we have ot step up and we have to get involved like never before, so that's what I'm doing."

The Emmy award-winner shared some of her political views, including her support for the legalisation of marijuana, and gun control. "There's an appetite for real progressive change in New York state," she said.

If elected, Nixon would be the first female and first openly gay governor of New York in history.

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