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Nixon: I try to be open about my life

Cynthia Nixon arrives for the 60th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 11, 2006. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
Cynthia Nixon arrives for the 60th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York on June 11, 2006. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh) | License Photo

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Cynthia Nixon said she tries to be open with the media about what's going on in her life but only when she is ready to do so.

"When I first started dating my girlfriend and people got wind of it and they asked me, I said, 'Yes, that's true.' But there was such a scary amount of attention around it and a lot of it was kind of lascivious and distasteful, so I was like: 'Yeah, that's it. Not going to talk about it any more. Thanks so much,'" Nixon recalled, while talking to reporters in New York about her new film "Sex and the City."

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"Years have passed and I have no desire not to talk about it ... and the same thing with my (breast) cancer, I would say. Right when it happened I didn't want to go to the rooftop and be like, 'I'll be having radiation from Nov. 4 until ...' You know?" she said. "But once I had gotten through it ... Once I had gotten some distance from it, I have no idea to keep it secret."

Nixon is a spokeswoman for the advocacy group Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

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