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Sunday 24 September 2017

SATC's Cynthia shows off 'startling' new look for gritty theatre role

IS that who we think it is? Sex And The City star Cynthia Nixon caused quite a stir at the opening night party for her new play, Wit, at the BB King Blues Club & Grill in New York City.

The remarkable transformation has shocked critics and fans alike -- with the gorgeous SATC star going all out for the gritty role.

Millions know her as the carrot-topped lawyer Miranda Hobbes from Sex And The City, but that role couldn't prepare fans for her ferociously crunchy portrayal of Vivian Bearing, PhD, in the revival of Wit on Broadway.

The sight of Nixon, sheet- white and hooked up to a rolling IV stand, red baseball cap covering her bald head, "is so startling that it takes a few minutes to settle in and savour the rush of words tumbling from the stage", one critic wrote.

Nixon plays a doctor who is dying in Margaret Edson's 1998 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about one fierce academic's showdown with Stage IV ovarian cancer.

And one of her old SATC girlfriends, Kim Cattrall, was on hand to support her in her new role.

They weren't the only stars of the hit series out on the town as Sarah Jessica Parker and husband Matthew Broderick were across town at the premiere of Smash at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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