Cynthia Nixon ‘Absolutely For’ Legalizing Marijuana In New York

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Cynthia Nixon is “absolutely for” legalizing marijuana in New York, she said in a new interview airing Wednesday.

The “Sex and the City” star dished on everything from politics to Miranda Hobbs — the character that made her famous — during her first televised sit-down interview on “The Wendy Williams Show,” according to Variety.

When it comes to the Big Apple, Nixon said the gun laws could be tougher and that she supports making pot legal.

“There’s such an appetite for real progressive change in New York state,” she said during the 13-minute chat. “I’m absolutely for the legalization of marijuana. Let’s capture some of that revenue.”

The actress also threw the “celebrity” label right back at Gov. Andrew Cuomo — in reference to a joke he cracked last month about Nixon running for governor.

“It is tough. People talk a lot to me about being a celebrity entering this race,” she said. “I have to say, when Andrew Cuomo ran eight years ago, he was a celebrity because he was the son of Mario Cuomo.”

Williams also brought up the recent police-involved shooting of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, California, asking Nixon, “Is this a black man thing?”

“Yes, I think it is,” Nixon replied. “If we are going to say black lives matter, we have to mean it.”

Nixon said black women will help her become governor because “they are the cornerstone, they are the backbone of the Democratic Party and we need to let them lead.

“Black women are going to stop showing up for the Democratic Party if the Democratic Party doesn’t show up for them,” she said.

Nixon, wearing a black and white printed top and black pencil skirt, took a moment to show off her Paul Andrew heels on the show’s “shoe cam,” saying, “It’s really fun to dress up, but if you saw me in everyday life, I don’t quite look like this.”

She’s also leaving Miranda’s signature fiery red hair in the past.

“The red is long gone,” Nixon said about her current hair color. “I’m sorry. It’s a Miranda thing. I’m a blonde with a little help these days.”

Last month, Cuomo joked about name recognition when it comes to Nixon ahead of her officially throwing her hat in the ring for the governor’s race.

“Normally, name recognition is relevant when it has some connection to the endeavor,” Cuomo said. “But if it’s just about name recognition, I’m hoping that Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Billy Joel don’t get into the race. If it’s just about name recognition, that would really be a problem.”

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