Actress Cynthia Nixon said “of course” she would do a third “Sex and the City” movie.
Speaking Thursday at TheWrap’s Power Women Breakfast in New York, the actress told TheWrap founder and CEO Sharon Waxman that she’d be eager to reprise her Emmy-winning role as Miranda Hobbes.
“It holds up. It really holds up,” Nixon said as Waxman joked that “Sex and the City” is probably on TV somewhere at this very moment.
Nixon starred with Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis in the Manhattan-set comedy “Sex and the City,” which ran on HBO from 1998 to 2004 before spawning two feature films, in 2008 and 2010.
Parker teased a possible third feature last year but in February seemed to pour cold water on the idea that the project was imminent. “The truth of the matter is there is no script,” she told There’s never been a script,” SJP told E!’s Marc Malkin. “The idea remains a real possibility but when is the right time?”
On Thursday, Nixon also discussed how she has avoided being typecast as the prim Miranda since the “Sex and the City” phenomenon has died down, quoting Laurence Olivier’s advice on the most important thing for a young actor to learn.
“He said, ‘How to become an old actor,” Nixon said. “I really take that to heart… perhaps it is because I’ve been acting since I was 12 and by the time I did ‘Sex and the City’ I was 31, so I had been acting for almost 20 years.”
The actress has worked steadily, recently starring in the Emily Dickinson biopic “A Quiet Passion.” Earlier this month, she earned her second Tony Award for her role in Broadway’s “The Little Foxes” opposite Laura Linney.
Despite the success of the “Sex and the City” franchise, the actress said she would “always” attend a play over a movie personally, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t proud of the iconic series.
The June 29 breakfast was hosted by Waxman, film and TV producer Laura Wagner and Shelley Zalis, CEO of the Female Quotient and founder of The Girls’ Lounge.
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