UPDATE (March 6, 2018, 2:31 P.M.): Sources tell NY1 that the actress is making some major moves to challenge Andrew Cuomo in Democratic primary in September. The site reports that she is putting together staff and is laying the foundation for a possible run. Though, as of press time, she had not made a formal announcement.
The original story continues below.
If you were to pick a Sex and the City character to run for office, it would totally be lawyer Miranda Hobbes, wouldn’t it? Truth is stranger than fiction because actress Cynthia Nixon is signaling interest in running for Governor of New York.
She hasn’t made it official, but the mother of three (who’s currently starring in the feature film The Only Living Boy in New York) told Today that her passion for equal education for all students has made many people suggest she try to run for political office.
“I think there are a lot of people who would like me to run, I think for a variety of reasons, and I think the number one is education,” Nixon said in a live interview.
Cynthia is particularly concerned that the gap between the richest and poorest schools in the state has never been more vast, with about a $10,000 gap on what is spent per pupil at either end of the spectrum.
“Can you make an announcement today?” prodded host Al Roker.
“I cannot!” she grinned, showing her interest.
With all of the opportunities that Cynthia has, as Carrie Bradshaw might say, we can't help but wonder if her greatest career is still to come.