Thanks to her role in “Sex And The City,” Cynthia Nixon became one of the iconic actresses of the 2000s. Her role and character haven’t lost their allure as she reprised this same role of the New York lawyer eleven years after in “And Just Like That.”
Apart from her role in “Sex And The City,” she has appeared in several other movies, including “The One Who Flew Over The Cuckoo Nest,” “Ratched,” and “A Quiet Passion.”
Beyond her career success, her personal life has been nothing short of successful. Since she tied the knot with wife Christine Marinoni, their relationship has constantly been a testament to their love and how they continuously support each other.
In a recent interview, Nixon shared that her wife knew her erotic scene in “And Just Like That” was going to be “real” and “hot.”
Cynthia Nixon Says The Scenes Were ‘Real’ & ‘Hot’
In her recent appearance on Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” with Bowen Yang on Saturday, Nixon shared that her wife knew her erotic scenes would be steamy.
“Writer Samantha Irby was telling us about that scene before we ever got to read it,” Nixon said, per Variety. “Having a queer woman in the writers’ room writing this queer sex scene, my wife was like, ‘I know it is going to be hot, and I know it is going to be real.'”
She continued, “We had an intimacy coordinator, and we tried to do it differently. Miranda, in the next episode, keeps having fantasies. And so we were going to shoot it simultaneously, but make it look different because things look different when we remember them than when they’re happening.”
Cynthia Nixon Character Entered A Queer Relationship
In the “Sex And The City’ spinoff, Nixon’s character, Miranda, falls for the agender comedian Chez Diaz despite still being married to Steve. In the same interview, she shared that she didn’t think this surprised fans.
“Even though she was only really interested in men, I think that Miranda had many other queer and frankly, lesbianic qualities about her.”
She also added that her character was “a stand-in for the gay women we didn’t have” in the previous Sex And The City franchise.
“Miranda has always grappled with power, and female power versus male power, and women getting the short end of the stick, and that’s a big issue for women who are queer. I think not having to be under a man’s thumb has always been one of the very appealing things that being with another woman has to offer,” the “Quiet Passion” actress concluded.
Nixon Shares Similar Characteristics With Her Character
Nixon shared that her lived experience was not in any way different from her character. For about five years, the actress married a man, Danny Mozes, and shared two kids with him. Nine years later, she met and fell in love with Marinoni, with whom she shares a son.
Per a 2020 interview, she shared her experience of marrying a woman after identifying as straight for most of her life.
“Falling in love with my wife was one of the great delights and surprises of my life, but it did not seem like I became a whole new person or like some door had been unlocked,” she told Attitude. “It was like: ‘I have fallen in love with different people in my life, and they have all been men before. Now this is a woman, and she is amazing.'”
The actress continued, “I could call myself a lesbian, gay, bisexual. But none of them seems particularly right. To say ‘queer’ means, ‘I am over there. I do not have to go into the nuances of my sexuality with you.’ I feel like ‘queer’ is an umbrella term, including my formerly straight self too.”
‘And Just Like That’ Got Renewed For A Second Season
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In March, showrunner Patrick King disclosed that “And Just Like That” will be returning for another season.
“I am delighted and excited to tell more stories about these vibrant, bold characters — played by these powerful, amazing actors,” King shared in a statement.
He also added that despite fans’ obvious dislike for the character, Che would be returning for the next season.
“One of my burning passions about season 2 is Che. I want to show the dimension of Che that people did not see, for whatever reason — because they were blinded, out of fear or terror. I want to show more of Che rather than less of Che. Like, really,” he concluded.
Season 1 of “And Just Like That” can be streamed on HBO Max.