Cynthia Nixon has had many roles in her life: A native New Yorker, a devoted mother of three children, the wife of activist Christine Marinoni, an impassioned advocate for public education, LGBTQ rights, and women's health care, and even a candidate for the governor of New York. Not to mention the hundreds of characters she's played on stage (from her Broadway debut as Dinah Lord in The Philadelphia Story to her Tony-winning turn as Birdie in The Little Foxes) and screen (most notably, as the unapologetically outspoken Miranda Hobbes on HBO's Sex and the City) during her 42-year acting career. Fun fact: She's only an Oscar from EGOT-ing.

Now, Nixon will add another role to that prolific list, when she stars in Ryan Murphy's long-awaited, new Netflix series, Ratched, which is based on the infamous antagonist of Ken Kesey's 1962 novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. In it, Nixon plays Gwendolyn Briggs, the press secretary for the governor of California turned love interest of Mildred Ratched (played by Sarah Paulson). "It's very exciting to play a queer character who falls in love with another queer character, also played by another queer actress," Nixon told Variety. "I mean, this does not happen every day."

Ahead of the show's premiere on Netflix (September 18), O Magazine spoke to Nixon about a few things she can't live without.

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