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Cynthia Nixon: I Was ‘Devastated’ by This ‘Sex and the City’ Scene

Cynthia Nixon is proud of her work on Sex and the City, but there was one scene in the movie’s sequel that left a bad taste in her mouth.

In Us Weekly’s exclusive sneak peek of Nixon’s upcoming appearance on The Wendy Williams Show, the 51-year-old actress recalls how she reacted when the audience clapped at the 2010 film’s London premiere when Mr. Big (Chris Noth) surprised Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) with a massive closet that he built for her.

Cynthia Nixon in New York City on November 27, 2017.
Cynthia Nixon in New York City on November 27, 2017. Raymond Hall/GC Images

“I was a little devastated,” admits Nixon, who played Cynthia Nixon on the HBO series and subsequent movies. “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 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.”

Still, she adds with a laugh, “We love the clothes! I’m not saying we don’t love the clothes.”

Nixon will appear on The Wendy Williams Show on Wednesday, April 4, to discuss everything from her time on Sex and the City to her recent announcement that she is running for governor of New York, challenging two-term incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

If elected, the Emmy winner would make history as the first female and first openly gay governor of New York.


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This Is How Meghan Markle’s Half-Sister Plans to Patch Up Their Relationship

With their 16-year age difference, Meghan Markle’s half-sister, Samantha, felt like a second mom to the future royal when they were growing up. So it makes sense that Samantha, 52, gets nostalgic when she sees pictures of “Meg” and Prince Harry, who announced their engagement on Monday, November 27. 

“She looks so happy and at peace,” Samantha tells Us Weekly exclusively. “But what I see most when I look into her eyes is my little Meg, the little girl I held in my lap, who I taught to walk . . . who would smash up all her peas and throw them.”

But despite Samantha’s happy memories, it’s not clear if she will receive an invitation to Meghan and Harry’s wedding in spring 2018. The siblings — who share a dad — have barely spoken since 2008 — the same year Samantha was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photo call to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens at Kensington Palace in London on November 27, 2017. Karwai Tang/WireImage.com

“I would certainly go, it would be challenging in a wheelchair, but I would love to go and show her how much I love her and how happy I am for her,” the Florida-based mother of three tells Us. 

Though “it’s been a while” since the half-sisters have spoken, Samantha is confident they can “move in a positive direction” and patch things up. “She’s going to be incredibly busy, but I’ll make every offer to reach out and be available to her,” Samantha reveals. “Hopefully we can have a heart to heart. I want her to know I’m wishing her well and there for her. At the end of the day, I want her to know that the love is there.” 

If the former Suits actress, 36, were to pick up the phone, Samantha says this is what she would tell her: “I’m your sister and when we’re 90 years old, hopefully we’ll be watching a sunset on a porch and we’ll be sisters again.”

As previously reported, Samantha confirmed she is writing a memoir titled The Diary of Princess Pushy’s Sister. She insists it’s not a scandalous tell-all, but rather a book that focuses on race (Meghan is biracial, Samantha is not).

“I wrote it for young people stuck in between identities and generations,”she tells Us. “I was born in 1964 and I have seen a lot of change since the Civil Rights act. I want people to feel good about who they are and let go of the racial tensions of the past.”

Reporting by Travis Cronin


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