MTV Josh’s Horowitz asked Sex and The City’s Cynthia Nixon for her thoughts on a controversial article in Newsweek. You might remember earlier this month when author Ramin Setoodeh called two different gay actors “queeny” and claimed that out gay actors couldn’t convincingly play straight characters. Glee guest star Kristen Chenoweth and Glee’s creator Ryan Murphy are among the people who spoke out against the piece, with Chenoweth calling it homophobic and Murphy urging a boycott of Newsweek. Nixon has a same sex partner and has been outspoken about the fact that she’s gay and in love with a woman. She similarly condemned the article for its antiquated and damaging stance on gay actors:
I think it’s so horrible and I think it’s really terrific that there has been such an enormous response and so much back and forth discussion about it. And people trying to explain to this gentleman why they’re so upset about what he wrote. I feel like it’s hard enough to encourage people to come out of the closet like it’s not going to damage their careers and when you have someone who is so… it’s not even like he’s just negative. He’s making fun of people in a really cruel way. It’s really set us back 10 years.
[From Cynthia Nixon’s interview on MTV’s Rough Cut, video above]
I completely agree with Nixon and the more interviews I see with her the more I admire how open and honest she is. This clip was part of MTV’s Rough Cut series, and Horowitz has other interviews with the creator of the series, Michael Patrick King, and with stars Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker. Horowitz asked Catrall about a third Sex and the City movie (video below) and she said she hopes there will be another one and that she’s game for it! “I don’t know if there will be a third. I hope there will be. I think there’s more stories to be told… I think the only way it will continue is if Michael feels that there’s more to be said. I think once we start repeating ourselves then it’s time to say goodbye. Maybe that’s in five years, maybe it’s in ten. Who knows? I hope we can do it for as long as the audience is there.” So Cattrall will take the money with a smile.
In the same series of interviews, creator Michael Patrick King cleared up rumors that Victoria Beckham and Katie Holmes were turned down for cameos in the sequel. He said “I didn’t turn down Victoria Beckham and I never turned down Katie Holmes. In fact I bumped into Katie Holmes the other night, and she said to me ‘Tell me that Carrie doesn’t cheat on Big with Aiden.'”
I have to admit that I got the lead for this story when I went over to Perez Hilton’s site to report on the jaw-dropping $20 million offer he’s received. Like I said he gets stories fast.