Cynthia Nixon reveals why this Sex and the City scene left her “devastated”

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Susan Devaney
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Cynthia Nixon has opened up about the one Sex and the City scene that she didn’t agree with. 

Having starred as Miranda Hobbes, the fictional high-flying lawyer, in 94 episodes and two films for the Sex and the City franchise, it’s fair to assume that Cynthia Nixon must have a lot of good memories from the show.

However, there’s one scene that Nixon cannot look back on fondly. We are talking, of course, about that moment when Mr. Big builds Carrie a closet.

During an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show, while promoting her current run for Governor of New York City, Nixon recalled watching the scene for the first time during a London screening - and admitted she felt “devastated” as women around her cheered.

“I was a little devastated by that,” Nixon told host Wendy Williams. “Because 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.”

Nixon was worried that women equated true love with materialism.

“So to me, to have this be kind of a climax of the film that your very wealthy husband builds you a 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.”

But it’s not the first time Nixon has spoken of her disheartenment toward the scene: in 2013, she also told the The New York Times that it had left her feeling “devastated”.

“I remember when we screened the first movie in London, when Mr. Big shows Carrie that closet he’s built for her and the entire audience clapped. I found that devastating. Maybe that’s a strong word, but I was disheartened. Because I thought, ‘Is this what these women in the audience think true love is? A man who has enough money to buy you a walk-in closet?’”

Could this be yet another reason to support Nixon as the next Governor of New York City?

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