Nixon's first sit-down TV interview since announcing her candidacy last month was done with Williams, whose popular show is broadcast in New York City as well in upstate New York's largest cities, all considered Cuomo strongholds. "Let's capture some of that revenue".
At a recent fundraiser, the former Sex and the City actress told attendees that she would legalize and tax the sale of recreational marijuana if elected as governor. "I have to say, when Andrew Cuomo ran eight years ago, he was a celebrity because he was the son of Mario Cuomo", Nixon stated.
Seeking to expand on the reasoning behind her decision to take on Cuomo - and establish her New Yorker bona fides - Nixon said: 'I'm running as a NY public school parent.
"There's such an appetite for real progressive change in NY state", she said during the 13-minute chat.
Nixon also addressed the tragic shooting and death of an unarmed African-American man, Stephon Clark.
"Yes, I think it is", Nixon replied.
Adding, "If we don't like the direction our government is going in, we have to step up".
"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 explained her motivation to run against Democrat and incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo came from President Donald Trump's election.
She's also leaving Miranda's signature fiery red hair in the past.
So, if you did find yourself cheering Carrie's closet, just know that Cynthia Nixon is far from impressed with you. "I'm a blonde with a little help these days".
Despite her reaction to the scene, Nixon jokes that even empowered women love clothes.
"Normally, name recognition is relevant when it has some connection to the endeavor", Cuomo said. (All right, fine, the pair did discuss shoes - but only for a moment.) After quickly dispensing with the small talk, Williams, known for her no-holds-barred celebrity interviews, was all business. "If it's just about name recognition, that would really be a problem".