Actress Cynthia Nixon arrives at the Warner Bros. Pictures presentation to promote her new film, "Sex and the City 2" at the Paris Las Vegas during ShoWest, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, March 18, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)more pics »Cynthia Nixon (Getty Images)Sex and the City
star Cynthia Nixon
has long periods of time in between acting projects, and that's just fine with her. Instead of worrying about it, the actress enjoys spending time with her two children and partner Christine Marinoni
She said: “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.’
“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.
The former child star told WWD
: “I never stopped working. I used to do two or even three jobs at once.
“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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