This Sex and the City star is officially running for Governor of New York

This is not a drill. We repeat. This is not a drill.

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This is not a drill. We repeat. This is not a drill.

Ever since Sex and the City left our screens in 2004, we’ve missed the familiar faces of Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda.

Thankfully, it looks like one of these women might be returning to the limelight - but not in the way we expected.

It has been revealed that Cynthia Nixon is officially running as the next Governor of New York - and we’re equally thrilled and confused.

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The 51-year-old actress is running against New York's current Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo - declaring her candidacy this week.

There have long been rumours that Cynthia was making preparations for the campaign, even supposedly roping well-respected figures Rebecca Katz and Bill Hyers into the campaign, and now the former actress has confirmed that the rumours are true, with the primary starting this September.

'New York is my home; I’ve never lived anywhere else,' Cynthia explained in a campaign video. 'I was given chances I just don’t see for most of New York’s kids today.'

While some are surprised at the political shift of Cynthia’s career, others have accepted it as a natural progression, with the actress using her status as a political platform in the past.

‘It is a privilege to appear in Lillian Hellman’s eerily prescient play, at this specific moment in history,’ she announced in her 2017 Tony Awards acceptance speech last year. ‘There are people who eat the earth and eat all the people on it, and other people who just stand around and watch them do it. My love, my gratitude and my undying respect go out to all the people in 2017 who are refusing to just stand and watch them do it.’

With a past in Hollywood, Cynthia is definitely more than qualified to deliver some powerful speeches and to be honest, if there’s a TV character that we’d root for as a politician, it’s definitely Miranda Hobbes.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.