The actress stars as Miranda in the new Sex and the City movie and will be honored in April by the Point Foundation, a national scholarship fund for gay students.
Do you see yourself as a good role model for gay students?
I think so. As a member of that community, I'm happy to be thought of that way. But when you hear some of these kids' stories, you feel they're the role models. They've shown such tenacity and determination to be who they are in the face of very great odds.
You've been busy filming Sex and the City
. Did you have any hesitations about doing a movie? Absolutely none. All of us thought it was really dead and buried. We had said goodbye to it. It was a wonderful chapter in our lives, but the idea that it would come back after almost four years seemed really far-fetched.
Are you surprised about how much buzz it's getting?
We try to get used to it, but it just keeps growing. It's hard to imagine and hard to believe sometimes. Filming has been like a wonderful time in your life that you look back on, but you get a chance to not have a reunion with people but to step back into that world again.
Do you relate to your character at all?
She's far more aggressive than I am. I am a career person, and though I didn't go to Harvard Law, I'm not a dum-dum either.