English-Canadian actress Kim Cattrall comes forward in support of actress, activist, and gubernatorial candidate in New York State, Cynthia Nixon‘s decision to run for governor of New York.
The 51-year-old Nixon announced her candidacy for governor on Monday, and days after the 61-year-old Cattrall opened up about former Sex and the City costar’s decision to run for political office.
Cattrall took to Twitter early Thursday morning in order to respond to a Twitter user who asked, “Kim, what do you think of Cynthia running?!”
Cattrall responded: “I support & respect any former colleague’s right to make their own career choices.”
I support & respect any former colleague’s right to make their own career choices. https://t.co/zae7nJ6VFi
— Kim Cattrall (@KimCattrall) March 22, 2018
Kristin Davis, who starred opposite Cattrall and Nixon on Sex and the City, previously expressed her excitement and support for Nixon‘s decision to run for governor of New York. Davis tweeted, “I am so proud of @CynthiaNixon , no one cares more than she does about EVERY person getting a fair change and a good education.” She wrote, “I know that she would be an excellent Governor!”
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 ! https://t.co/xEAyRxFBb8
— Kristin Davis (@KristinDavis) March 19, 2018
Nixon chose social media as a platform to announce that she would be running. She shared a two-minute long video on social media and wrote in the caption of the video, “I love New York, and today I’m announcing my candidacy for governor. Join us.”
She said in the voiceover, “New York is my home. I’ve never lived anywhere else.” She added that she grew up in a one bedroom fifth-floor walkup with her single parent, her mother.
She said, “I was given chances I just don’t see for most of New York’s kids today.” She continued, “Our leaders are letting us down.”
The actress said later in the video that while she loves her home state where she grew up, “something has to change.”
Nixon will become the first openly gay woman to hold the position if she wins.