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Interview: Cynthia Nixon on portraying Nancy Reagan in a Trump/Clinton election year

Cynthia Nixon is probably best known for her role as the sardonic realist Miranda on the iconic HBO series Sex And The City. But she’s almost as well-known for her political efforts: A breast-cancer survivor, she has become an ambassador for Susan G. Komen For The Cure. A New York native, she has campaigned strenuously for that city’s public schools (her wife Christine Marinoni is an education activist). And as a devout Democrat, it is somewhat surprising that her next big role is portraying a very famous Republican.

Like her SATC co-star Sarah Jessica Parker (Divorce), Nixon is returning to the small screen this fall; after some stops on shows like The Affair, Hannibal, and The Big C, she is portraying her second first lady (after a turn as Eleanor Roosevelt in 2005’s Warm Springs) in Killing Reagan, premiering October 16 on the National Geographic Channel. At …

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