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Cynthia Nixon Explains Why She Was 'Very Reluctant' to Join the 'Sex and the City' Reboot

Cynthia Nixon Explains Why She Was 'Very Reluctant' to Join the 'Sex and the City' Reboot

Cynthia Nixon is getting candid about her decision to join And Just Like That.

In a new interview with “News Corp”, published by Herald Sun, the 55-year-old actress revealed why she was hesitant to reprise her role as Miranda Hobbes in the Sex and the City reboot.

Click inside to find out why…

“I really didn’t think I was going to do it; I was very reluctant,” Cynthia told the outlet. “But the more I talked to Sarah Jessica [Parker], [writer-creator] Michael Patrick King and Kristin [Davis], about the things that I couldn’t go back without—a real sea change in terms of the lack of diversity in the original series—they were on board.”

She continued, “I was floored by how hard everybody listened and how collaboratively we worked together to not just redecorate the house but to build a whole new house, one that had us in it but new characters, too.”

The actress went on to say she wanted to make sure the series reflected modern times, but also stayed true to the types of issues the characters would be facing as they get older.

“The characters are 55 so they’re in menopause. And menopause is the punchline to a lot of jokes and certainly has its unpleasant aspects,” Cynthia explained. “But it’s a time when women have spent decades looking after other people and can again focus on themselves: ‘Who am I? Who do I want to be?’”

“I’m very proud of the original series—despite it being occasionally tone deaf on race and gender—but Sex and the City gave me an adult career. And I’ll always be grateful for that,” she concluded.

Find out why Cynthia ‘s character Miranda has grey hair in the reboot.

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