Why are celebs going into politics?

Former Sex And The City actddress Cynthia Nixon is running for New York governor.
Former Sex And The City actress Cynthia Nixon is running for New York governor.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Experts say social media gives celebrities a wide reach and helps them appear more relatable and authentic

There have been a number of celebrities going into politics recently, and no, we are not just talking about Donald Trump.

Hollywood actress Cynthia Nixon, who famously portrayed sarcastic lawyer Miranda in the series Sex And The City (1998 to 2004), is currently in the running for New York governor.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2018, with the headline 'Why are celebs going into politics?'. Print Edition | Subscribe