Cynthia Nixon Says All Those ‘Sex and the City’ Story Lines Were Real!

Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall
Kristin Davis, Parker, Nixon and Kim Cattrall (from left) Marcel Thomas/FilmMagic

Stranger than fiction! Sex and the City alum Cynthia Nixon (Miranda) revealed in an IMDb Asks interview earlier this month that the show’s story lines, many of which revolve around awkward romantic encounters, are actually all based on real-life situations.

The 49-year-old actress, who played lawyer Miranda Hobbes, said that the HBO comedy series’ writers mined their own personal lives or used stories from their friends to propel its six-season run, which ended in February 2004.

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“They had a rule in the writing that nothing can be written that didn’t literally happen to someone in the writer’s room or someone they knew first hand,” Nixon said. “It couldn’t be my father’s brother’s sister’s shoe repair guy heard once that you know.”

Nixon added, “So that the outlandish physical, sexual things that happened … they really did happen.”

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Sex and the City, based on the book by Candace Bushnell, launched in June 1998 and spawned two feature films. Sarah Jessica Parker (Carrie) recently told Todays Matt Lauer that she and executive producer Michael Patrick King continue to discuss a possible third film, although they don’t have any solid plans to make it just yet. 

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