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Sex and the City’s Kim Cattrall breaks her silence about Cynthia Nixon’s run for governor

Jess Glass March 23, 2018

Kim Cattrall has finally spoken out about her former Sex and the City co-star Cynthia Nixon’s run for governor.

Actress and long-time LGBT activist Nixon recently announced a bid to become Governor of New York, as a Democratic primary challenger to the incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Kim Cattrall, best known for her role as Samantha on the iconic New York-based TV show, spoke out about Nixon’s campaign to become the first openly gay Governor.

When asked about Nixon’s electoral campaign, Cattrall said she supported her ‘former colleague’ in a tweet that some fans called ‘chilly’.

(Photo: @KimCattrall / Twitter)

“I support and respect any former colleague’s right to make their own career choices,” she wrote.

Reactions to the tweet were mixed, with some fans calling Cattrall’s response “classy” and “gracious”.

Others took the tweet to be a slight against her former co-star.

The relationship between the Sex and the City alumni has often been strained, particularly since the 2010 SATC film sequel.

Cattrall has previously stated that she would not return to Sex and the City, quashing fan’s hopes of a third film with the original cast.

Earlier this year, Nixon was accused of ‘taking sides’ in the very public feud between Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker.

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”.

Whilst Nixon appears to have maintained friendships with both Jessica Parker and Cattrall, many people questioned her timing after she shared a photo of her and Jessica Parker shortly after this argument.

Related: Cynthia Nixon is an out-and-proud woman hoping to make electoral history – so why is the LGBT lobby lined up against her?

Nixon, an Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award-winner, has long opposed current governor Cuomo’s policies and has been especially vocal over the past year.

If elected, the former Sex and the City star would be the state’s first-ever out Governor, and the first woman to serve in the role.

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: Cynthia Nixon speaks onstage during The People's State Of The Union at Town Hall on January 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)
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Since announcing her plan to run, Nixon’s campaign has faced several challenges.

Former Speaker of the New York City Council Christine Quinn branded Nixon an “unqualified lesbian”.

The Victory Fund, which promotes LGBT candidates at all levels of politics, has remained silent on her candidacy.

Even Sir Elton John has weighed into the race, throwing his full support behind Cuomo’s re-election campaign, releasing a statement on Friday alongside his husband David Furnish that endorsed Governor Cuomo for a third term.

More: Cynthia Nixon, kim cattrall, Politics, SATC, sex and the city, US, US, US politics

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