Kim Cattrall bares all—including her wrinkles—as an aging porn star in the new movie "Meet Monica Velour," and the actress admits she was initially uneasy about showing her age.
"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," the 54-year-old star tells the L.A. Times. "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?"
The "Sex and the City" actress has discovered that the answer is starring on stage, in European movies, and on public television programs.
"These are wonderful roles, well developed and multidimensional that are exciting to play," she explains. "Much more exciting than these leading lady roles that I got in my teens and 20s and early 30s."
In "Meet Monica Velour," Cattrall is lit harshly so that each line in her face - her forehead actually wrinkles - appears in detail on the big screen.
"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,'" she says. "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.'"
Whether you're 35 and just beginning to see the first signs of aging, or 55 with skin that isn't exactly keeping your birthday a secret, seeking ways to reduce wrinkles is probably on your agenda.;;*'
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She is beautiful!! I would much rather see her embrace all of the changes age brings than see another picture of Courtney Cox or Meg Ryan with their fake ugly huge collagen lips..that is what is ugly and unnatural...
I'm with Kim..not afraid of my wrinkles! She looks great. At least she's not botox frozen face. I'm almost 50 now and I wear smooth sleepers at night. Its tape you wear under your eyes to keep your face from wrinkling. Maybe something simple like that could keep her looking pretty.
Well, sir, there's nothing on earth
Like a genuine,
What'd I say?
What's it called?
That's right! Monorail!
`Monorail'... `Monorail'... `Monorail'... `Monorail'.... `Monorail'...
I hear those things are awfully loud...
It glides as softly as a cloud.
Is there a chance the track could bend?
Not on your life, my Hindu friend.
What about us brain-dead slobs?
You'll be given cushy jobs.
Were you sent here by the devil?
No, good sir, I'm on the level.
The ring came off my pudding can.
Take my pen knife, my good man.
I swear it's Springfield's only choice...
Throw up your hands and raise your voice!
What's it called?
But Main Street's still all cracked and broken...
Sorry, Mom, the mob has spoken!
For all of you who made horrible comments about her looks you should be so lucky to look that good at any age!
What a bunch of losers!
Yo. I be gay and I be a fruit. I love to butt slam it makes me toot. When I rock dat big ol dong, I really wanna schlob dat schlong! My rear gets sore when u slam dat hole, now I know u wanna grab my pole!
Dude can u not see she looks like your 3rd grade teacher x2
"Uneasy about showing her age"? That's all? Just age?!!!
She was always gorgeous. Always will be. I get wet dreams about her. What a heavenly creature! Desirable? You bet!
Be nice if she did a role that was NOT related to her body, and she got to keep her clothes on. But that's not what all those loveyl movie moguls in Hollywood want. Is it?
Finally – a hollywood type that doesnt use botox. I wanted to look younger and did a lot of research – i found an all natural solution http://www.essenceofargan.com and the results are amazing. Has anyone else heard of this?
Kim, you will always be Lassie to me.
@jasper lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lmao
Why worry now, she's looked like an old hag for years. I wanted an academy award given to the air brush artist that had to do her face for the SATC posters. I can't imagine the agony of watching her bed down during these movies. "Scuse me, I just need to visit the ladies room with my drum of industrial lubricant...."
She is a wonderful actress and person.
@sunshine girl* i'm sure u can give kim cattrall a run 4 her money wen u get her age
I'll tap kim cattrall
This is really not surprising since she is ugly. I hear she takes a big dump in SATC 3.
kurt, you think she's bad? At least she's not the star horse on the show... I think that one's worse.
I hated when I head celebs say they love their fans. I was reading a post that alot of people would like
brittany and rihanna to do a remix together, at the end of the article the writer said they would remain solo
acts. but they love their fans. its 800 and i don't want to go to work guess my boss will understand
also my stomack my doctor get my drift. they need to get over all their stuff. really we all are at fault
because we pay them way way to much. i would love to do what i wanted to do . Reese and Beyounce ti
ugly men why did u settle
@sunshine girl* im sure u could play the role yourself if u wanted
As a male, I must say woman are discriminated against in Hollywood or as journalists when they get to their 50's.
Look at the older male actors who continue a successful career well into their 70's and 80's. Not so much for woman.
And look at Dan Rather who dragged his sagging old ass to the anchor chair at 70. Do you ever see a woman in her 70's
at a anchor chair or as a box office draw ? NO.
But just like Christie Brinkley who is 57, you are still gorgeous at 54 Ms. Kim Catrall. A woman can still be beautiful at 60, 70 and 80.
I'd still tap it
So you say but I bet you are the first to take a second look at a prettier woman that walks by or if you place her in a room of beautiful women would you even give her the time of day? I don't think you would so please stop fooling yourself and stop trying to come off as a saint.
One thing I really admire about her is that she is not ashamed of who she is. The world today has become overly obsessed with with being fake in order to hide the inevitable aging that ALL of us have to face. She's aging gracefully and is not afraid of it. Good for her!
Who the h*ll is m? And why wont you go away? Weird.
I also got to thinking....everyone has something to say about how she looks. How many of you would be willing to do that, at 54 yrs old, for the whole wide world to see? Not me. Ive seen myself naked, and I know what needs to stay covered. (Smile/ha/ha/joke) Anyways I think shes brave, and very self confidant.
I don't think there is anything wrong with a little nip tuck here or there (God knows some people need it) but just don't abuse it and come out looking like a freak.
@ The Real Sunshine Girl...Im flattered that you want to be me, but if your gonna try to be me, clean up your language. Youve got a long way to go there buddy. B/c I hate doo doo/poo/poo jokes/comments. And gay ones too. The least you could do is get it right. Geez....
I hope I look as good as Ms. Catrell when I get her age. If she is comfortable enough with her body to do the part, then more power to her.
Evel, you are a poo poo and so is B lo me. Yes B, I don't go away...m
i wush i b wite so i habz a chans wif huh an pu em wif dee later soom in him face wif wee wee. YO!
EEEEWWWWW!!!!!!a wrinkley elephant!!!!!!AAAAWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!
duh?? as if your not going to get old.
We are all going to get old, but that doesnt mean we have to think an older person is attractive. Kim looks great "for her age" but lets not kid ourselfs and think that she looks better or even as good as your average 25 year old semi-decent looking girl at the local mall. Old Ferraris are great, but they still dont compare to a modern day 360Z.
Lmao!!!!!!!! she not ashamed? we'll see if she should
Thank God, an actress not addicted to surgery. I have nothing but admiration for her decision NOT to follow the shallow into the gene wading pool.
YOU GO GIRL.
I love when Kim Cattral does interviews. She seems like a cultured, classy lady and it seems she speaks her mind. I loved her character on SATC, and it's nice to see she won't be pigeonholed into one type of role. I look forward to watching this movie.
the best character on satc. love her
I loved her in Porkies as Ms HoneyWell. I wanted to do a lockeroom scene like she did with that hot Man.
Love her too
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