Would you vote for Cynthia Nixon to be your governor?
That just may become water cooler discussion for New Yorkers next year. The actress better known for her role as strong-willed lawyer Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the Citythan politics has been thrown into the mix of candidates to run against New York state's current Democratic governor, Andrew Cuomo, in 2018.
The Wall Street Journal reports that liberal groups are encouraging the star to run for office. Other candidates in the mix are Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and former State Legislator Terry Gipson. While Nixon has yet to publically comment on the matter, associates say she's considering the job, according to the WSJ.
So just how out of left field is her candidacy? The 51-year-old star has been outspoken about social issues in the past. In her 2017 Tony Award acceptance speech in June, she used the platform to thank politically active citizens.
“It is a privilege to appear in Lillian Hellman’s eerily prescient play, at this specific moment in history. 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,’" she said.
"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. Thank you,” she continued.
Billy Easton, director of the Alliance for Quality Education, noted to the WSJ that Nixon is "an out-of-the-box candidate with progressive credentials who would excite people."
What would Carrie, Charlotte, and Samantha think?
This article originally appeared on InStyle U.S.