Sarah Jessica Parker (left with Nixon in 2016) said she looks forward to discussing her Sex and the City co-star’s political ambitions with her
Sarah Jessica Parker has broken her silence on Cynthia Nixon’s bid to be the Governor of New York.
The actress gave a clipped statement and stopped short of endorsing her Sex and the City pal after intense speculation as to why she took so long to speak out.
Nixon, 51, announced her debut in the world of politics with a two-minute video on her social media platforms March 19.
Now Parker, 53, has come forward to give her take on her former co-star’s ambitions.
‘Cynthia has been my friend and colleague since we were little girls,’ she told Page Six.
‘I look forward to talking to her about her New York state gubernatorial bid.’
Nixon’s other Sex and the City friends were quicker to give their take on her bid for the position.
Kristin Davis was quick to share her congratulations, tweeting the day she announced her campaign: ‘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!’
Kim Cattrall took a similarly reserved stance to Parker, with whom she has publicly feuded, tweeting March 22: ‘I support & respect any former colleague’s right to make their own career choices.’
Cynthia Nixon speaks at her first event in Brooklyn, New York, after announcing her candidacy for Governor of New York
New York socialites: Nixon (left) attends the Gotham Awards last year and Parker (right) attends An Evening with the Cast of ‘Divorce’ at The Paley Center for Media this year
Nixon, a native New Yorker, said when she announced her candidacy: ‘We are sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us.’
She has pledged to address protecting undocumented people, fixing the subways, improving the lack of affordable housing and taking care of the ‘tyranny’ of landlords.
Explaining why she decided to run, the star said: ‘Because we so badly need someone to run against Andrew Cuomo. To show who he is.
‘And to show everything that’s been lacking here in the last eight years and everything New York could be in opposition to Donald Trump.’
Nixon, who grew up on the Upper West Side and currently lives in Manhattan’s pricey NoHo neighborhood, has faced some criticism for her decision to run in the election.
The actress has no formal political experience but has been a passionate activist for educational issues and LGBTQ rights for many years.
Former New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn slammed her as an ‘unqualified lesbian’, the New York Post reported.
The eye-catching buttons sold by Nixon for $5 each after she was branded an ‘unqualified lesbian’ by former New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn
Nixon responded by selling eye-catching buttons with the disparaging phrase emblazoned on them through a Democratic fundraising site for $5 each.
All sales go towards the running of her campaign.
Kristin Davis (left with Nixon in 2008) was quick to congratulate her former Sex and the City co-star
Kim Cattrall (right with Nixon in 2008) took a reserved stance on Nixon’s political ambitions, tweeting: ‘I support & respect any former colleague’s right to make their own career choices’
Cynthia Nixon speaks at her first event in Brooklyn, New York, after announcing her candidacy for Governor of New York. She has come under fire for her lack of political experience
Incumbent governor Andrew Cuomo recently came under fire for cracking a joke about Jewish people being bad dancers
Incumbent governor Andrew Cuomo recently came under fire for cracking a joke about Jewish people being bad dancers during a visit to a black church in Harlem.
‘I’m a Catholic. Catholics basically believe the same thing as Baptists believe. We just do it without the rhythm. But we try. We try,’ he told parishioners.
‘We are not as without rhythm as our Jewish brothers and sisters.’
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.
Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis (left to right) in their Sex and the City days. Nixon has enjoyed the most critical success ever since the program went off the air
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.