Cynthia Nixon ‘picks a side’ in the Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall feud
It looks as though Cynthia Nixon may have picked a side in the very public feud between fellow Sex and the City alumni Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall, although she also appears to have maintained friendships with both.
As the rumoured long-running feud develops, many have asked what the other stars of SATC think of the beef between Jessica Parker, best known as Carrie on SATC and Cattrall, who played Samantha for six seasons and two films.
Jessica Parker apparently reignited the feud when she sent public condolences after Cattrall’s brother tragically died.
Cattrall later shared an Instagram post which read: “I don’t need your love or support at this tragic time @sarahjessicaparker”.
She elaborated: “My Mom asked me today ‘When will that @sarahjessicaparker, 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.”
Then Nixon shared a photograph of herself and Jessica Parker this week with the caption: “Old friends ran into each other at a @tmagazine shoot today…miss you @sarahjessicaparker”
It seems unlikely that she intentionally made a point with the post as she also publically sent her condolences to Cattrall after her brother died, but some have questioned the timing of the post given the exchange between SJP and Cattrall.
Responding to the message from Nixon, Cattrall wrote: “Cynthia, hearing your voice meant so much to me. Thank you for reading out. Love Kim.”
Cattrall has made her stance clear that she doesn’t want to return to the SATC franchise, and has ruled out appearing in a third film.
So it appears Nixon has maintained friendships with both Jessica Parker and Cattrall, despite their differences.
The fourth SATC main cast member, Kristin Davis, who played Charlotte in the show, has remained largely silent on the feud, but last year wrote that it was “deeply frustrating” to not be able to finish the SATC film franchise with a third film.
It appeared that both Jason Lewis, who played Cattrall’s on-screen boyfriend in the series had taken Jessica Parker’s side, along with Willie Garson, best known as Stanford Blatch in SATC.
“Listen, I would have to say that Sarah was always just so lovely and such a consummate professional and I think that people should remember their graciousness and the things that have been given to them,” said Lewis last week on a chat show.
Mr Big actor Chris Noth refused to answer when questioned about the feud, simply rolling up the window of his limo when presented with a question about it.
In early February, Cattrall wrote on Instagram thanking her “Sex and the City colleagues” for their “outpouring of support” when her brother died.
The out gay SATC star, Nixon, has said “maybe” when asked if she will challenge the Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo in the upcoming election.
She was also honoured with a top LGBT award for her anti-Trump and pro-LGBT campaigning last year.
Earlier in 2017 Nixon attacked Trump over his attitude to LGBT+ rights at the Stonewall Inn.
She hit out at Trump’s immigration ban, saying it is the reason why minorities need to stick together in the face of adversity.
Nixon married her partner, Christine Marinoni, in 2012 – after the pair met in 2004.
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The Tony-award winning actor was previously married to the photographer Danny Mozes, with who she had two children.
She caused controversy shortly before her marriage, when she claimed her homosexuality was a choice.
She later clarified her comments by saying that while her bisexuality was a fact and by no means a choice, she did ‘choose’ was to be in a gay relationship.
Nixon added that she was speaking strictly of herself, not about the LGBT community at large.