Sarah Jessica Parker Praises Cynthia Nixon's Run For Governor (Exclusive)

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Sarah Jessica Parker is here for Governor Cynthia Nixon.

The 53-year-old actress praised her former Sex and the City co-star, who is running for governor of the state of New York. ET caught up with Parker at the premiere of her latest film, Blue Night -- in which she plays a singer whose world is turned upside down when she gets a life-changing medical diagnosis -- at the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday, where she explained how people have to separate actress Nixon and gubernatorial candidate Nixon.

"Well we have to separate Cynthia from all the extraordinary acting she's done," Parker stressed. "I think her candidacy is exciting for a lot of people and even the Democratic Party. It's good. It always is good for conversation, for thinking about policy and discussing policy, especially as it affects not just our city, but upstate. [It's] equally as important. So I think it's exciting and I think she's an incredibly bright, extraordinary woman."

Parker had previously endorsed her good friend and her foray into politics.

"@cynthiaenixon A mother. An activist. An advocate. A fighter. A NY'er. A dear friend. Running for Governor of our great state. My sister on and off screen, you have my love, support and vote," Parker wrote on Instagram alongside a smiling pic of Nixon. "To learn more, read about @cynthiaenixon or donate go to Xx, SJ."

Nixon later responded to the endorsement, writing: "Thank you @SJP, it means so much."

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