Arnold Schwarzenegger did it. Ronald Reagan did it. Donald Trump did it. And now Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon may be contemplating a move from showbiz to politics as governor of New York State.
Speaking on the TV show Today in the US, Nixon – who played Miranda Hobbes in the sitcom Sex and the City – cryptically said that she had “heard those rumours” that she’d be running for political office in New York.
While the 51-year-old New Yorker didn’t confirm anything, she did discuss the topics she would address – IF she were elected as governor.
“I think there are a lot of people who would like me to run for a variety of reasons,” Nixon said. “And I think the number one is education.”
The actress, who is currently promoting her new movie The Only Living Boy in New York, tackled the topic of public education and being a parent to three children. She also laid into New York’s current governor, Andrew Cuomo, criticising him for a spending gap between schools in rich and poor areas of the state.
Emmy, Grammy and Tony winner Nixon has been involved in the city’s political scene for many years.
Recently she has been at the forefront of New York’s campaign to protect LGBTQ rights, and she also spoke at the Women’s March in January after Donald Trump’s election as President.