In a glorious example of fiction meeting reality, erstwhile Sex and the City star, Cynthia Nixon, recently announced that she's running for governor of New York. The actress - who played high-flying lawyer Miranda Hobbes in the hit HBO television show, and functioned as the group's resident cynic - has long been a political activist, advocating for the LGBTQ community and sexual harassment victims.
Nixon announced her gubernatorial run on Twitter earlier this month, explaining in her first campaign advertisement that she believes our current political climate is in need of serious overhaul. In recent years, the native New Yorker has shifted her focus from acting towards political causes. And in February of this year, she was a recipient of the Human Rights Campaign’s Visibility Award.
Now, the Bradshaw to Nixon's Hobbes, Sarah Jessica Parker, has finally commented on her co-star's run for governor, and it's not quite an endorsement...
Since Cynthia Nixon announced her candidacy for governor of New York, Sarah Jessica Parker has remained tight-lipped on the matter.
Nixon's other co-stars, however, quickly took to social media to show their support. Kristen Davis who played Charlotte York in the cult HBO television show tweeted, "I am so proud of @CynthiaNixon , no one cares more than she does about EVERY person getting a fair change and a good education. I know that she would be an excellent Governor!".
And Willie Garson, who took the role of Stanford Blatch stated "I cant think of anyone who's more prepared, more caring, more educated on the issues and more READY..."
Parker has finally commented on her co-star's bid for governor, but it's not quite what we were expecting.
"Cynthia has been my friend and colleague since we were little girls. I look forward to talking to her about her New York state gubernatorial bid,” Parker said via her spokesperson to Page Six.
So, it's clear that the actress hasn't pledged her full allegiance to Nixon, however, it does seem like she will discuss it further at a later date.
Nixon will be up against incumbent governor, Andrew Cuomo, in September, and if she wins that she'll move onto the general election in November. Her candidacy announcement, however, was met with plenty of criticism. In what sparked weighty backlash, Christine Quinn, the former New York City Council speaker branded Nixon an "unqualified lesbian", but later stepped away from that assertion by saying that she was referring to the 51-year-old's lack of qualifications, not her sexuality.
Kim Cattrall, who was involved in a bitter social media feud with Sarah Jessica Parker earlier this year, also took a rather ambiguous stance. The 61-year-old, who played Samantha Jones, took to Twitter to write "I support & respect any former colleague’s right to make their own career choices."