Being a mom helped Cynthia make character authentic

05/01/2005 at 10:48 AM ET


Motherhood helped Cynthia Nixon play an authentic mom on Sex and the City-because she knew when the script was a little over the top. She recalls, "One thing was when Miranda had a baby on the show and she was pregnant and when she was about eight months pregnant they wanted her out shopping for like a great new pair of high heels. I said, ‘No, I have two children and when you’re eight months pregnant… You can have her shopping for shoes, but a comfortable pair of shoes.’


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alice on

Is it just me or does Cynthia’s quote sound a bit daft?

\\*amanda on


alice on

LoL! Daft means silly or stupid or foolish. I think that quote makes her sound like she’s not as intelligent as she is. Either that or it’s a bad condensed version of what she really said.

B on

it does seem a little.. i don’t know. but alice might be right with it might be a condensed version of what she really said.. that happens more times then not!

sy on

That’s the ONLY example she could think of to prove the script is over the top? Her character did a ton of things that a normal mother would not do.

Mimi on

sy, like what?