23/07/2015 18:44 BST | Updated 23/07/2015 18:59 BST

We Don't Need Any More 'Sex And The City' Clones, Says Cynthia Nixon, One Of Show's Original Stars

The reason all the 'Sex and the City' clones have failed is that the show's lessons have been learnt, according to one of the TV show's original stars, Cynthia Nixon.

She tells the Guardian: "We don’t need another Sex and the City because we learned the lesson of the show: marriage isn’t the be all and end all in women’s minds any more, and women are friends with each other in a way that rivals their romantic relationships."

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Fans continue to hold out for another reunion of the four Manhattanites - Cynthia, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Kim Cattrall - despite the second big screen outing being universally panned.

Of the quartet's prospects for a third film, or even a TV reunion, Cynthia remains open-minded. She says, "I’m grateful I don’t have to be the person who decides what happens to them next. We have had so many great guest stars over the years, and it would be fun to see some of those come back."

She also adds her voice to those women speaking out against discrimination in the film and TV industry, supporting the decision of Maggie Gyllenhaal to complain that, at 37, she was considered too old to play the love interest of a 55-year-old man.

She also raises the double standard of the difficulty for a male actor to come out as gay while, for females in the industry, "there is no question that when the straight world looks at a lesbian woman, there is a certain level of titillation".

However, Cynthia, openly bisexual and married to her partner Christine Marinoni since 2012, also applauds how far the industry has come. She reflects, "Of course we have a long way to go but I’m just astonished by how far we’ve come. We’ve gone from having mostly straight characters with a very effeminate gay man who is the butt of the jokes to Orange is the New Black."

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