Cynthia Nixon has managed to win over a number of New York voters in the days since she formally announced her primary challenge to Governor Andrew Cuomo in the upcoming Democratic primary.
She has failed however to win over her Sex and the City co-stars.
Kim Cattrall commented about the news of Nixon’s political run on Thursday, writing: ‘I support & respect any former colleague’s right to make their own career choices.’
Those hollow and underwhelming remarks stood in stark contrast to the tweet posted by Kristin Davis, who two days prior stated: ‘I’m sorry I’m not in NYC to join the party tonight, but i gladly donated! @CynthiaNixon for Governor!’
Sarah Jessica Parker meanwhile has abstained from commenting, but earlier this week did sign a letter along with 16 other actresses demanding that Governor Cuomo raise the minimum wage for tipped workers in the state.
Smile for the cameras: Kim Cattrall gave her thoughts on Cynthia Nixon’s decision to run in the Democratic primary for the New York state gubernatorial race
Pro-choice: ‘I support & respect any former colleague’s right to make their own career choices,’ said Cattrall in an underwhelming statement
Charm-lette York: It was far less effusive than the one given by Kristen Davis earlier this week, in which she also revealed she had donated money to the campaign (above)
Say what: Sarah Jessica Parker has yet to comment but David Eigenberg, Willie Garson and Evan Handler all gave Nixon their support on social media (Nixon above on Tuesday)
Nixon has been a very dedicated and loyal surrogate for a number of politicians, particularly Mayor de Blasio and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
She also has put all three of her children through public education in New York City, and her wife Christine Marinoni is an education activist.
Marinoni will not be able to support her wife at the polls however unless she wins the primary, as she is a registered as a member of the Working Families Party.
Nixon also spent over a decade playing peacemaker on the set of Sex and the City, with the actress maintaining a relationship with all three women despite tensions between Cattrall and the other cast members.
She even refrained from commenting on Catrall’s role in shutting down the planned third installment of the popular franchise.
That may have been a gift in the end however, as it freed Nixon up to make her gubernatorial run.
The men of Sex and the City have been far more kind to Nixon, with Willie Garson writing: ‘I cant think of anyone who’s more prepared, more caring, more educated on the issues and more READY than @CynthiaNixon ….please join her on this journey, together we can turn things around with candidates such as her.’
Nixon’s leading man David Eigenberg also got in on the action, writing: ‘Happy to see my friend running to help all the great folks of NY state! #Nixon4NYA wonderful and smart and most of all …deeply ethical person. Go forward Cynthia, Serving the people of New York! A wonderful and smart and most of all …deeply ethical person. Go forward Cynthia, Serving the people of New York #education!’
And when a Twitter user suggested that Evan Handler run alongside Nixon as lieutenant governor, he wrote: ‘Has a movement begun…
Wit: Nixon and Cattrall have always maintained a relationship through the years (pair above in 2012)
Nixon announced her debut in the world of politics with a two-minute video on her social media platforms, where she declared: ‘I love New York and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor.’
She also began to lay out what her platform will be as she prepares to face off against the sitting governor.
‘We want our government to work again. On health care, ending massive incarceration, fixing our broken subway,’ said Nixon.
‘We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us.’
This news is not all that shocking in the wake of a piece that Nixon posted on CNN back in January ahead of President Trump’s first State of the Union address.
In that CNN piece, Nixon wrote that just voting is not enough any more, and that a more involved role in government among those underrepresented communities was the only way to ‘take back our government.’
‘Given the current state of the union, taking our country back is going to require all of us everyday people to step up and take action – whether by protesting anti-immigrant policies, organizing for women’s rights, refusing to give polluters our business, demonstrating against police violence, or even taking the leap to run for office ourselves,’ stated Nixon.
‘Everyday people running means more people of color, more women, more queer people, more first-generation Americans, more allies — more of the people whose voices have been missing for far too long.’
She then added: ‘We may not have million dollar super PACs behind us, but we’ll have something more important – a shared mission uniting millions of people across this nation.’
Sammy and Miranda: Nixon was the only actress who was close to Cattrall, though they have grown apart over the years (Cattrall, Nixon, Davis and Parker in 2000)
The men of Sex and the City were far moire supportive of Nixon on social media (above)
Nixon also hinted at the idea of a run back in August during an interview on Today.
‘I think there are a lot of people who would like me to run,’ said Nixon.
‘I think for a variety of reasons but the one number is education.’
The state of New York currently ranks close to last when it comes to equitable funding among public schools, which is something that Nixon has worked to change for years.
‘Governor Cuomo likes to say that we spend more per pupil than any other state, and that is actually true. But the only reason that is true is because we spend so much on the kids in our wealthiest districts,’ Nixon explained on that Today appearance.
‘Between our hundred richest schools and our hundred poorest schools there’s a $10,000 gap on what we spend per pupil.’
Host Al Roker tried to get her to admit she might be eyeing a run during that segment, but Nixon refused to comment, saying:” ‘I cannot.’
Deja vu: Nixon launches her bid for governor in the wake of President Trump’s victrory 9Trump presents Nixon with an Emmy in 2006)
Nixon has been working as an actress her entire life, but shot to international fame thanks to her role as Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City.
Of the four actresses who starred on the program, it is Nixon who has enjoyed the most critical success ever since the program went off the air.
She picked up an Emmy for the show’s final season and another four years later for her guest turn on the popular NBC series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Nixon has also won a Best Actress Tony for her work in Rabbit Hole in 2007 and a second in the Best Supporting Actress category just last year for The Little Foxes.
And in 2009 Nixon even scored a Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category along with Beau Bridges and her former Sex and the City paramour Blair Underwood for their reading of on An Inconvenient Truth.
That puts her just one award away from becoming an EGOT, which is the quadruple crown of the entertainment industry.