Nixon touched upon several issues she's planning to tackle as NY state governor, including education and the subway system.
"We have good gun laws here, but we just passed a budget. we did nearly nothing to amend our gun laws", Nixon said. I'm running as a New York City subway rider: that's enough to make anybody run for governor'.
"I'm absolutely for the legalization of marijuana", Nixon said. "Let's capture some of that revenue".
After touching upon the Emmy-winning actress' stories career, the conversation quickly turned to her run for office, as Williams asked, "Why take on politics?"
"I was a little devastated by that; it seemed to me the show was so much about female empowerment and women making their own choices and standing up for what they wanted and supporting themselves". She argued that incumbent Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was once himself a celebrity candidate, as the son of former NY governor Mario Cuomo.
Williams and Nixon also discussed the death of Stephon Clark - a black man who was shot and killed by police in Sacramento, Calif. Nixon was quick to explain that she does think the shooting was a result of being what Williams called a "black man thing".
"If we don't like the direction our government is going in, we have to step up and we have to get involved like never before", Nixon said.
Tough opponent: Nixon is challenging two-time incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo (pictured at an event on Monday) for the Democratic Party nomination in the September 13 primary.
But, the Sex and the City star said, black women will stop showing up for the Democratic Party 'if the Democratic Party doesn't start showing up for them'.
Cynthia Nixon is proud of her work on Sex and the City, but there was one scene in the movie's sequel that left a bad taste in her mouth.
She's also leaving Miranda's signature fiery red hair in the past.
"Normally, name recognition is relevant when it has some connection to the endeavor", Cuomo said.