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Cynthia Nixon has become latest New York celebrity to take a stab at politics. Last month, the television/Broadway actress announced her candidacy for governor of New York, where she is challenging incumbent Andrew Cuomo, and she has expectedly earned support and also gained naysayers from voters all around the state. While Nixon might not have everyone's approval, she was endorsed by one high profile person in particular: Sarah Jessica Parker. The Divorce actress stands by her former Sex and the City co-star in her ongoing attempt to shake up politics inside the Empire State.
At the premiere of her latest film, Blue Night, at the Tribeca Film Festival, Sarah Jessica Parker told Entertainment Tonight that she stands by Cynthia Nixon's run for governor. Parker also stressed that New York voters will need to separate Nixon's acting past from her upcoming political ambitions.
Well, we have to separate Cynthia from all the extraordinary acting she's done. I think her candidacy is exciting for a lot of people and even the Democratic Party. It's good. It always is good for conversation, for thinking about policy and discussing policy, especially as it affects not just our city, but upstate. [It's] equally as important. So I think it's exciting and I think she's an incredibly bright, extraordinary woman.
Cynthia Nixon can bank on Sarah Jessica Parker's vote, it seems. This endorsement is not Parker's first. When Cynthia first formally announced her run for governor, Sarah Jessica Parker went to Instagram to gush about her friend and wholeheartedly endorse Nixon in her political ambitions.
Cynthia Nixon reached out to Sarah Jessica Parker to extend her gratitude by saying"it means so much" to have her co-star's continued support.
While Sarah Jessica Parker seemingly remains close to Cynthia Nixon, the television actress doesn't exactly have a great relationship with every Sex and the City cast member. As it has been reported, Parker has apparently gotten on Kim Cattrall's bad side in recent years. Most recently, when Parker went on social media to post a remembrance for Cattrall's recently deceased brother, Kim Cattrall wrote back with the following scathing remarks.
My Mom asked me today 'When will that Sarah Jessica Parker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?' Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven't already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I'm writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your 'nice girl' persona.
Yikes. Beyond Cynthia Nixon's run for governor, count this interaction as another reason why we're likely not going to get Sex and the City 3. In any case, Nixon and Sarah Jessica Parker remain good friends, it seems, and Nixon should feel comforted to know that she has Parker's support in her political ambitions. The upcoming gubernatorial election will take place on November 6th. You can learn more about Nixon's campaign here.