Cynthia Nixon on Emily Dickinson and life after ‘Sex and the City’

You know Cynthia Nixon as Miranda, Carrie’s tough, redheaded lawyer friend on Sex and the City. But at the Berlinale, the Berlin International Film Festival, she appears in Terence Davies’ A Quiet Passion, playing a very different role: Emily Dickinson, one of the world’s greatest poets, known for breaking both literary and social conventions.

Looking chic in a sleeveless black dress – “I’m a little cold,” the trim actress, who is actually blond, admitted – she spoke about the challenges and rewards of portraying an American icon who is both extremely well known and also a mystery.


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