Cynthia Nixon thinks she doesn't get offered maternal roles because she is no longer fertile.

Cynthia Nixon

Cynthia Nixon

The 50-year-old actress believes she doesn't get cast for certain roles in movies and television shows because she can't have children naturally anymore, although she has found that "freeing".

The 'Sex and the City' star - who has children Samantha, 20, and Charles, 14, with ex-husband Danny Mozes and Max, six, with Christine Marinoni - told the Metro newspaper: "I am supposed to be of an age where I've raised my children already - the fact I haven't isn't nature's fault, it was my decision. but even though I'm still in the mommy space, being no longer fertile means I am not offered roles that are to do with being a mother, which is freeing."

And the star believes playing the role of a "non-mother" in productions is "far more complicated and interesting".

She explained: "Being someone's mother in real life is wonderful but, in dramatic terms, non-mother roles are far more complicated and interesting."

Meanwhile, Cynthia is trying to focus on "quietening" her anxiety alongside her acting career.

She said: "As well as acting. I am trying to quieten down my anxiety and undo some of the million layers of stuff that are done to us intentionally or unintentionally as children that keep coming back to you."

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