Cynthia Nixon is currently running for Governor of New York, but prior to her bid for political office, she starred as whip-smart attorney Miranda Hobbes in Sex and the City — the series, and then its two subsequent movies. And while she is proud of the work she did with the HBO franchise, she says there was one particular scene from the second movie that left her “devastated.”
Sitting down for an interview on The Wendy Williams Show on Wednesday, April 4, Nixon recalled how she felt when the audience cheered toward the end of a screening in London. While applause is usually a good thing, the actress was disappointed that what sparked it was a scene where Mr. Big (Chris Noth) surprises Carrie (Sarah Jessica Parker) with a huge new closet.
“I was a little devastated by that,” Nixon confessed. “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 kind of 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.”
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