Cynthia Nixon isn’t as confident as others might be about more “Sex and the City.”
Then again, she admits she never is.
“Who knows, who knows?,” the actress tells Zap2it about again reprising her Emmy-winning portrayal of Miranda Hobbes, following Sarah Jessica Parker‘s recent hint of another possible chapter. “I go about my life, and if there’s going to be another story that Michael Patrick King writes and directs, that’ll be great. And if not, we’ve had a wonderful run.”
Indeed, having chalked up six HBO seasons and two movie spinoffs, Nixon reflects her run with the franchise has been “amazing. It’s nice that the thing you’re most famous for is something you’re so proud of. Some people can get recognized for something they might feel lukewarm about, though it’s popular. I’m proud that ‘Sex and the City’ was both wildly popular and wildly good.”
Nixon certainly is not lacking for work now. Featured Monday (May 23) in the new HBO financial-meltdown drama “Too Big to Fail,” she’s readying for her second season opposite fellow New York stage veteran Laura Linney in the Showtime series “The Big C” beginning Sunday, June 26.
Additionally, Nixon is heading for Budapest to play what she terms “a really complicated, fun and villainous character” in the Starz miniseries of “World Without End,” novelist Ken Follett‘s follow-up to “The Pillars of the Earth.” And she also has filmed a “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” episode for USA, a tale inspired by the famously problem-plagued Broadway musical “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.”
Portraying the director of a similarly troubled show was “very, very fun,” Nixon says. “She carries all the drama and all the grand gestures that you think of someone in the theater having. I usually play people who are a little closer to the chest, not so expansive, so it was fun to be that dramatic.”
“I’ve been on two other ‘Law & Orders,’” Nixon adds of having appeared on the original series and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” as well. “I’m in the second-to-last episode of ‘Criminal Intent,’ and I was in the second episode of ‘Law & Order,’ so I’ve book-ended them. I was glad for the opportunity.”