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Kim Cattrall is starring in a three-month running play in London, and she says she wouldn't be able to survive it if she didn't have her secret weapon to keep her in shape and physically focused!
That secret weapon?
Or how like she likes to put it, she's been living a healthy lifestyle for 40 years!!
Kim Cattrall graced us with her bountiful presence on Sex and the City for six seasons and two movies, but before she was the sex kitten Samantha Jones, she was also a health freak for over four decades.
The actress scored a feature in Woman And Home magazine, and in it, she revealed:
You think going a week without fatty food is tough? Try going 37 years! That's some serious self-control!
During a recent interview, Kim Cattrall opened up about finally ending a 37-year-long diet in order to gain 20 pounds for her role as a retired porn star in her latest film, Meet Monica Velour, saying:
"It was a stretch for me - literally a stretch as I had to gain 20lbs to play this character… it was fantastic! I have been on a diet since 1974 so this was time for me to eat. God I love to eat, chips and crisps and puddings. Oh, it was amazing."
The Sex And The City actress also enjoyed not having to like…well…Samantha Jones from Sex And The City, continuing to explain:
"I had no make up on and my hair was just as I got out of bed. I am known so much for looking just one way - that sort of Barbie doll perfection look that Sex And The City promotes - so it was fantastic for me to get to play a real person."
Welcome to the dark side, Kim! LOLz!
Just kidding, but we're glad you FINALLY got to relax and enjoy some of the best tasting, yet most unhealthy food this world has to offer!
Now we'll be anxiously waiting to hear how you inevitably LOSE all of that movie weight. We know there is more Samantha in you then you'd like to admit! Ha!
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Gaining weight for movies is sort of a curse of being a committed actor.
Kim Cattrall plays a washed up porn star in the upcoming flick, Meet Monica Velour, and was asked to gain weight for the role.
"They asked me to gain 30 but I didn't want to make myself sick. We made a deal saying I would gain 15 lbs before the film and 5 lbs during. But I did enjoy grabbing my stomach and feeling what that extra weight felt like."
Knowing Kim, she’s already worked that weight off!
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Seriously. She’s awesome.
She played an aging porn star in the new film, Meet Monica Velour, and bared all during some scenes.
"I didn't know whether I could do it, because to be that stripped of makeup, clothes, shoes, in Hollywood, you have to be beautiful; you have to be desirable. And that's why so many woman of my age or even younger are pushed to Botox and plastic surgery, all the things that people say, 'Why do women do this?' Where do you go in your 50s in your career?"
Because Kim’s character is a washed-up porn star, she’s very poor in the movie and finds herself in many places with bad lighting — enhancing the wrinkles even more.
"Can you imagine? We make fun of those things, and they're in the culture now. It's like if you're not using Botox, it's like, 'Really, you should do it.' I look at people like Judi Dench, who's in her 70s, and I think, 'What the hell am I frightened of? This is a trailer park [where Monica Velour lives]. There's no beautiful lighting.'"
The subculture of porn is fascinating — can’t wait to check this out!
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