Kim Cattrall: I'm not ashamed of my wrinkles
April 11th, 2011
05:41 PM ET

Kim Cattrall: I'm not ashamed of my wrinkles

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.'"

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  1. Joane Waszmer

    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.;;*'

    My current web page

    August 12, 2013 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. Tracie

    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...

    May 31, 2011 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sarah J.

    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.

    April 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lyle Lanley

    Well, sir, there's nothing on earth
    Like a genuine,
    Bona fide,
    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?
    Once again...
    But Main Street's still all cracked and broken...
    Sorry, Mom, the mob has spoken!


    Mono... D'oh!

    April 13, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rebecca

    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!

    April 13, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Haf dolla

    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!

    April 13, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. @robert

    Dude can u not see she looks like your 3rd grade teacher x2

    April 12, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Tom

    "Uneasy about showing her age"? That's all? Just age?!!!

    April 12, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Robert

    She was always gorgeous. Always will be. I get wet dreams about her. What a heavenly creature! Desirable? You bet!

    April 12, 2011 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. NotWizened

    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?

    April 12, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Kelly

    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 and the results are amazing. Has anyone else heard of this?

    April 12, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. portalpunk

    Kim, you will always be Lassie to me.

    April 12, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. B lo me

    @jasper lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lmao

    April 12, 2011 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jasper

    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...."

    April 12, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Thomas R. Clauss (Dad Clauss) San Diego

    She is a wonderful actress and person.

    April 12, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  16. B lo me

    @sunshine girl* i'm sure u can give kim cattrall a run 4 her money wen u get her age

    April 12, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  17. I wanna love all

    I'll tap kim cattrall

    April 12, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  18. kurt

    This is really not surprising since she is ugly. I hear she takes a big dump in SATC 3.

    April 12, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • The Stable Called

      kurt, you think she's bad? At least she's not the star horse on the show... I think that one's worse.

      April 12, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  19. rianna

    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

    April 12, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  20. B lo me

    @sunshine girl* im sure u could play the role yourself if u wanted

    April 12, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  21. rolyat

    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.

    April 12, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  22. Big Rich

    I'd still tap it

    April 12, 2011 at 4:45 am | Report abuse |
  23. @Steve

    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.

    April 12, 2011 at 4:34 am | Report abuse |
  24. Steve

    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!

    April 12, 2011 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  25. Sunshine Girl *

    Who the h*ll is m? And why wont you go away? Weird.

    April 12, 2011 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  26. Sunshine Girl *

    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.

    April 12, 2011 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  27. Beautiful Vixen

    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.

    April 12, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  28. Sunshine Girl *

    @ 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....

    April 12, 2011 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  29. Sunshine Girl *

    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.

    April 12, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  30. The Real Sunshine Girl *

    Evel, you are a poo poo and so is B lo me. Yes B, I don't go away...m

    April 12, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Haf Dolla

      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!

      April 12, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  31. @N

    EEEEWWWWW!!!!!!a wrinkley elephant!!!!!!AAAAWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!

    April 11, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • kurtlove

      duh?? as if your not going to get old.

      April 12, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
    • jonnie1234

      shallow jerk

      April 12, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • @Kurtlove

      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.

      April 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  32. B lo me

    Lmao!!!!!!!! she not ashamed? we'll see if she should

    April 11, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Ken

    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.

    April 11, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  34. lac


    April 11, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  35. jillmarie

    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.

    April 11, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  36. babiboydj

    the best character on satc. love her

    April 11, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |

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