Cynthia Nixon Enjoys Being Unemployed


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Cynthia NixonCYNTHIA Nixon loves being unemployed.

The Sex and the City actress admits she has long periods of time when she doesn’t work and instead of worrying about it she embraces every minute because she gets to spend time with two children and partner Christine Marinoni.

“I certainly have more money than I used to. You kind of have to think more strategically. I got offered a million plays this year, any one of them I’d love to do, but they weren’t quite right for ‘my next play’,” Cynthia said.

“That sounds horrible. On the one hand, you do have many opportunities, but on the other hand, you’re far more constricted and constrained.…So I have long periods of unemployment, which I also enjoy very much. I have a family. I have a partner. I have a home. I love the downtime.”

While she enjoys her free time, the 44-year-old star says she has been taught the importance of working from a young age.

“I never stopped working. I used to do two or even three jobs at once,” she said.

“My parents kept reminding me that most child actors do not become adult actors and if they become adult actors, they don’t become employed adult actors. Acting was sort of like a temporary gift.”


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