Cynthia Nixon Does ‘The Advocate’ Magazine

"A lot of what I love about [Christine Marinoni] is her butchness."

Cynthia Nixon, who plays the fierce and fabulous Miranda Hobbes in the upcoming sequel film Sex and the City 2 (which opens in theaters here in the US on May 27), is featured on the cover and in the pages of the new issue of The Advocate magazine. In her coverstory interview, Cynthia talks about falling in love with her fiancée Christine Marinoni and reveals that she would do almost anything for Sex and the City director Michael Patrick King (including going nude on film). Here is our first look at Cynthia‘s Advocate cover and some excerpts from her coverstory interview:

For years, people on the street have been calling her “Miranda,” the cynical, type A lawyer Cynthia Nixon made famous on HBO’s Sex and the City. Six years later, now that she’s come out as gay, survived breast cancer, and stepped up as a marriage equality activist, her fans now recognize her for her. In her new interview with The Advocate, Nixon talks about her slow coming-out after she began dating her now-fiancée, Christine Marinoni. After the couple had spent many months together, the press started speculating about their relationship. Nixon hired a publicist who warned her to stay out of the headlines. Uncomfortable with that route, Nixon soon turned to Kelly Bush, an openly gay publicist. Bush suggested Nixon confirm the rumors, and that is just what she did. “I was like, ‘Really, we can just confirm?’” Nixon tells The Advocate. “So that’s just what we did. It was so fantastic.” Freshly out, and with two children from her relationship with Danny Mozes, Nixon integrated Marinoni into her life and her family. “She’s like a short man with boobs,” Nixon says of Marinoni. “A lot of what I love about her is her butchness. I’m not saying I fell in love with her in a sexually neutral way. I love her sexuality — it’s a big part of what I love about her — but I feel like it was her.” Nixon’s children also quickly adapted to the new relationship, not that her son’s processing started at school. “His teachers were just so great about it,” Nixon notes, “because they were the first people that started referring to ‘Charlie’s moms,’ which is so lovely, and we really hadn’t done that yet. So Charlie came home one day and he said [to Marinoni], ‘You’re my mommy too!’” With a healthy family life and having overcome breast cancer, in 2008 Nixon opened up about her battle and her first big-screen nude scene. Showing her breasts, in a big way, was not a political response to the cancer battle. “They didn’t know about it at the time. Generally, my thoughts are, if they ask me to do [a nude scene], I’ll do one,” Nixon proclaims. “I mean, I won’t do anything, but I feel like if Michael Patrick [King] wants me to do it, there’s a reason he wants me to do it.”

Miranda Hobbes has always been one of my favorite female TV characters and I think Cynthia Nixon plays her to a tee. It’s plainly evident to me that Cynthia has many of the same strong traits that Miranda has but manages to utilize them successfully in the real world. I love how Cynthia just lives her life openly, honestly and without any sense of worry. She has managed to enjoy a successful career and build a truly happy and loving family with her children and Christine. She is a role model that young women can deffo look up to. And can we talk about how beautiful she is? After the jump, check out a couple photos for Cynthia‘s Advocate magazine phootspread …


These photos, shot by Daniela Federici, are amazing! IMHO, Cynthia Nixon is the most naturally beautiful of all of the SaTC ladies. She only gets better with age. You can read Cynthia‘s Advocate interview online HERE at the magazine’s official website. I think you will find it as interesting and enlightening as I do. She’s a classy lady, this magazine feature is just proof positive of that fact.

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  1. Paul From Toronto

    I totally agree with you about Miranda. She is my favourite. A lot of my friends are like “WHY???” but I just truly love her character.

    Trent have you seen Cynthia on Law & Order SVU? She played a wicked wicked crazy woman who killed her parents and tried to pretend she had several personalities. My boyfriend and I loved her in it.

  2. Diana

    Cynthia is one of those women who looks more and more beautiful with age.

  3. Manda

    Miranda is the character that I related to most on SATC and it has alot to do with how great of an actress Cynthia is!

  4. Rach

    I love Miranda! My 2nd favourite after Sam. Cynthia is gorgeous!
    And also OT but everytime i click a link I keep getting pop-ups from your site Trent? :-/

    • @Rach — Can you tell me what popups (or send me a screenshot)? And let me know where in the world you are? I HATE pop-up ads, I’ll have them removed.

  5. Steph

    She looks like Amy Adams in the eyes. Or rather, the opposite : ) beautiful!

  6. karen

    I love her. LOVE her!

  7. E

    Miranda has always been my favorite SaTC character and I agree that Cynthia appears to embody many of the same characteristics! What an outstanding role model! All of those SaTC women just seem to get more beautiful with age to me!!

  8. Jess

    I have always loved Cynthia. Not only is her character on SATC incredibly strong and independant (total role model for females everywhere), but her personal character is warm, funny and compassionate. I have always found her to be incredibly stunning, and am glad to see others do too!

  9. I agree that she totally looks like Amy Adams’ older sister in these photos … that’s a good thing. =)

  10. krissy

    Love her! One of my favorite episodes of SATC is where she hurts her back, and she is naked on the floor, and Carrie’s boyfriend has to help her. I laughed soooooo hard!

  11. Tracy

    The reason I love Miranda so much is that she is realistic and she tells it like it is. I love her!

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