In Us Weekly’s exclusive sneak peek of Nixon’s appearance on The Wendy Williams Show, the 51-year-old actress recalls how she reacted when the audience clapped at the 2010 film’s London premiere when Mr. Big (Chris Noth) surprised Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) with a massive closet that he built for her.
“I was a little devastated,” admits Nixon, who played Cynthia Nixon on the HBO series and subsequent movies. “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. So, to me, to have this [scene] be a climax of the film, that your very wealthy husband built you a really 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.”
Still, she adds with a laugh, “We love the clothes! I’m not saying we don’t love the clothes.”
Later in Nixon’s Wednesday, April 4, appearance on The Wendy Williams Show, she discussed her recent announcement that she is running for governor of New York, challenging two-term incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo. She said she was motivated to run after President Donald Trump’s election, which she described as a “real wake-up call.” The actress added, “If we don’t like the direction our government is going in, we have to step up and we have to get involved like never before, so that’s what I’m doing.”
The Emmy winner also shared some of her political views, including her support for the legalization of marijuana and gun control. “There’s such an appetite for real progressive change in New York state,” she said.
If elected, Nixon would make history as the first female and first openly gay governor of New York.
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