Nixon, a lifelong New Yorker, announced Monday that she plans to challenge two-term Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic primary this September. The news thrilled the award-winning actress’s fans, many of whom continue to associate her with her iconic “Sex and the City” character, Miranda Hobbes.
Cattrall, who played Samantha Jones on the long-running TV series, was asked about her co-star’s campaign on Twitter. She responded dutifully, though it would be a stretch to call her remarks an endorsement.
Cattrall’s response seemed especially blunt when compared to those of two other “SATC” stars.
On Monday, Kristin Davis, who played Charlotte York Goldenblatt in the HBO show, said she was “so proud” of Nixon, pointing to her co-star’s work on behalf of public education.
Willie Garson, who played the character Stanford Blatch, followed suit on Instagram.
“Together we can turn things around with candidates such as her,” he wrote.
All eyes have been on the “Sex and the City” cast in the four days since Nixon announced her gubernatorial campaign.
Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker, who played Carrie Bradshaw, have been engaged in a war of words since last fall. After Parker confirmed that plans for a third “Sex and the City” film had officially been scrapped, many believed that Cattrall’s “diva demands” were to blame.
Nixon, meanwhile, has downplayed the suggestion that the demise of “Sex and the City 3” pushed her to run for governor.
“This is a decision that has been a long time coming,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “People have actually been asking me to do this for nine years.”