“Sex and the City” actress discusses upcoming roles
What is Cynthia Nixon doing now that “Sex and the City” is over? Any other movies?
—Ava Mistovich, Providence, R.I.
Nixon’s been busy full since wrapping production on “Sex and the City 2.” Most recently, she starred in Reelz TV’s costume drama “World Without End,” adapted from the best-selling novel by Ken Follett. She played the scheming Petranilla in the story set in an English village in the year 1327.
“I thought Petranilla was a really juicy, evil character,” says Nixon, 46, who enjoyed the fact that the role was 180 degrees from her “Sex and the City” role as attorney Miranda Hobbes.
She also enjoyed the fact that it was a period piece, adding, “The costumes, wigs, makeup, sets…everything was astonishing. I spent time gazing at the background players and I didn’t know when I’d been on a set where their clothes were as detailed and rich. It really did make me feel transported in time and wonder what it would have been like to have been alive then.”
Next up, the New York City-born actress will be playing tortured poet Emily Dickson in the costume biopic, “A Quiet Passion,” which she is looking to forward to about because she is a Dickinson buff.
Her other recent credits include HBO’s Emmy nominated “Too Big To Fail,” a recurring role on Showtime’s “The Big C,” guest appearances on “30 Rock” and “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” and she shaved her head last January to star in the Manhattan Theatre Club’s revival of “Wit.”
In addition, Nixon took time off in May to get married to Christine Marinoni in a green Carolina Herrera design, and she recently made headlines when she declared that she was not interested in starring in a third “Sex and the City” movie, saying, “I think we had a wonderful ride. I think it’s fine to let it go.”