One of the most memorable scenes in the first Sex and the City movie is when Mr. Big surprises Carrie Bradshaw with a ginormous walk-in closet in their brand new penthouse. You could almost smell the still-wet paint on the walls. Seeing that dreamlike closet stabbed at the heart of every woman who loves shoes (aka almost everyone who loves SATC).
Even if you’re not a SATC fan, you probably know Carrie is a clothes horse, with a special penchant for expensive shoes. So the closet scene was kind of iconic. But Cynthia Nixon, who played the feisty, level-headed, tell-it-like-it-is lawyer Miranda Hobbes, revealed that she was disappointed in the scene.
Here it is for those of you who’ve never seen the movie (disclaimer: if you haven’t seen it, know it is not an accurate depiction of the much better HBO series!!!).
During a recent appearance on “The Wendy Williams” show to promote her run for governor of New York, Nixon told the story of how she attended a London screening of the movie and how everyone in the audience clapped when the closet was revealed.
“I was a little devastated by that because it seemed to me that the show was so much about female empowerment and about women making their own choices and women standing up for what they wanted and supporting themselves,” she said. “So to me, to have this be a kind of a climax of the film that your very wealthy husband built you a really nice closet for your clothes, I thought, ‘Wow, that’s not really what you love about this show, is it?’ Because that’s not what we were making it for.”
Nixon’s three BFFs on the show, Kristin Davis, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall, have all thrown their support behind Nixon. She told “Entertainment Tonight” that running for governor had nothing to do with the fact that a third SATC movie likely isn’t happening (thank you lord), saying, “This is a decision that’s been a long time coming. People have actually been asking me to do this for nine years.”