Sarah Jessica Parker Breaks Silence on Cynthia Nixon's N.Y. Governor Bid
"My sister on and off screen, you have my love, support and vote," said Parker on Thursday.
When Sarah Jessica Parker finally broke her silence on Sex and the City castmate Cynthia Nixon's run for New York governor, she stopped short of an endorsement.
In a short statement to Page Six, Parker said that: “Cynthia has been my friend and colleague since we were little girls. I look forward to talking to her about her New York state gubernatorial bid.”
However, she clarified her somewhat vague statement — which sparked controversy among SATC fans on social media — in an Instagram post on Thursday morning, writing that she will be voting for her former co-star. "My sister on and off screen, you have my love, support and vote," said Parker. Shortly after, Nixon thanked her for her support in a tweet, writing, "It means so much."
Nixon was also given a ringing endorsement from Kristin Davis, who tweeted on the day Nixon officially announced her campaign. "I am so proud of @CynthiaNixon, no one cares more than she does about EVERY person getting a fair change and a good education. I know that she would be an excellent Governor!" she wrote.
Kim Cattrall, who is in a long-running and very public feud with Parker, was more reserved in her backing for Nixon, tweeting, “I support & respect any former colleague’s right to make their own career choices.”
Nixon's run for governor has ruffled a few feathers in Albany, with many New York pols questioning the star's political credentials — with one describing her as an "unqualified lesbian."
8:40 a.m., Mar. 29: This post was updated with Parker's Instagram post.