By peoplestaff225
Updated May 17, 2005 02:31 PM

by CBB Contributor Lisa-Andrea

Cynthia Nixon says that motherhood helped her play an authentic mom on "Sex & the City" because she knew when the script was a little over the top. Cynthia, who played lawyer and single mom Miranda on the hit TV show, insists the writers were brilliant, but they occasionally wrote storylines for her pregnant character that were hard to believe. Cynthia recalls, "One thing was when she (Miranda) was pregnant and when she was about eight months pregnant they wanted her out shopping for like a great new pair of high heels. I said, ‘No, I have two children and when you’re eight months pregnant, you can have her shopping for shoes, but a comfortable pair of shoes."