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Cynthia Nixon on Laura Linney, Donald Trump, & SATC 3

Larry King NowApr 14 '17

Award-winning actress Cynthia Nixon opens up about swapping roles with Laura Linney in ‘Little Foxes’ on Broadway, the possibility of a third ‘Sex and the City’ movie, & being one trophy short of EGOT status.

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Larry interviews Cynthia Nixon, a Tony-, Emmy-, and Grammy-winning actress. Nixon currently stars in the Broadway play ‘Little Foxes,’ which opensApril 19. Larry asks her about the play, in which Nixon and Laura Linney switch off playing two different roles. Larry shares a story about the play ‘Inherit the Wind,’ where actors switched roles without telling the larger cast. This role-switching is compared by Nixon to being a mother of twins, with the benefit of getting a break, but with the downside of not being fully immersed in the role. With all her awards, Nixon is just missing an Oscar, and Larry asks if she has an upcoming Oscar-worthy film. Nixon talks about her new Emily Dickinson biopic ‘A Quiet Passion,’ in which she portrays Dickinson.

On the topic of films, Larry asks about rumors of a third ‘Sex and the City’ movie, and Nixon only confirms that rumors exist. He asks if it’s good that she’s heavily identified with the series, and she thinks it’s positive, as the characters were allowed to evolve and change. Larry comments the show was pioneering for women, and asks if Nixon was always politically outspoken. She speaks about her parents’ activism, and affirms her own. Larry asks Nixon about her family and her wife, whom she married in 2012 on the wave of historic legislation. Larry follows up with questions on her activism in the LGBT community, and her thoughts on Trump. Nixon was devastated by his election and is disturbed by both his inhumane policy moves and his incompetence. Particularly, his anti-LGBT attitude is worry, and she and Larry talk about the transgender movement and societal progress.

From activism, Larry brings the conversation back to acting. He asks if she prefers the screen or stage, and she doesn’t have a preference, though she used to be more afraid of film. Nixon talks about feeling drama on the stage, describing a moment when everyone holds their breath, and how no two nights are the same since the actors and audience bring everything that happened to them that day.