Cynthia Nixon Channels the Great Miranda Hobbes With Strong Political Message at Tony Awards
'My love, my gratitude and my undying respect go out to all the people in 2017 who are refusing to just stand and watch them do it,' said the 'Sex and the City' actress.
Cynthia Nixon had a moment Miranda Hobbes would have been proud of during the 71st annual Tony Awards on Sunday evening.
The Sex and the City actress, who won the prestigious award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her performance as Birdie in The Little Foxes, used her acceptance speech as an opportunity to send a vital message.
"It is a privilege to appear in Lillian Hellman's eerily prescient play at this moment in time," she said, going on to quote Hellman herself:
"Eighty years ago, she wrote, 'There are people who eat the earth and eat all the people on it and other people who just stand around and watch them do it.' My love, my gratitude and my undying respect go out to all the people in 2017 who are refusing to just stand and watch them eat."
According to the Los Angeles Times, she elaborated backstage:
"The women's marches all over the country and all over the world have been astonishing," she expressed. "Astonishing in scope, creativity, and good humor. Astonishing because it was not a political organization but a woman with an idea in Hawaii."
Nixon, who herself came out as gay in 2004, has been an outspoken advocate for the LGBTQ community since.
Cheers to that.