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I Hope I Get It: Stories From the Audition Room With Cynthia Nixon

The Tony- and Emmy-winning actress recalls an emotionally (and physically) bruising audition. logo

Cynthia Nixon (Sex and the City, The Real Thing) is a beloved favorite of the stage and screen. But there was a time when she was the unknown commodity in the audition room. As a teenager hoping to play Ophelia to (the much more famous) Diane Venora's Hamlet, Nixon had an audition experience that would make even the hardiest of actors consider heading to a nunnery.