Kim Cattrall

(Kim Victoria Cattrall)

Kim Cattrall
Kim Cattrall
  • Born: August 21, 1956
  • Nationality: British, Canadian
  • Profession: Actress

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A lot of my life has been lonely. Fantastic, but lonely. Life
A pilot is like the most extensive dress rehearsal you can ever imagine, because the writers are learning about the actors, the actors are learning about the characters. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
A successful television series can chain you to a schedule of long hours and can put your personal life on hold. But after it is all over, if you survive, then anything is possible. Life
Art is an expression of who you are. Parts that I play are my sculptures. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
As I get older, I find that cardio is less important to me. What I want to do more of is intense stretching.
At the beginning of every role I take, I have to start from basics and build it up. It's like a new construction.
Being a biological mother just isn't part of my experience this time around. However, I am a mother who continues to give birth to ideas and ways of experiencing life that challenge the norm. Life ;Time
Being a gossip reporter just isn't a respectable job. It'll chew you up and spit you out.
Have you seen some of the women - and the men - in Los Angeles? They pay surgeons to make them look completely different in the hope of finding their youth. But youth comes from within. If you have a young attitude, then that can show in your face, the way you walk and move. Women ;Hope
Having my priorities in order has really helped me look better, fresher, and more relaxed.
I actually think 'Sex and the City' helped share how complicated it all is, to be a wife, a mother, and working, and a sexual being.
I always assumed that like my mother before me, one day I would have children.
I always assumed that, like my mother before me, one day I would have children. When I was 5, my fantasy was to have a hundred dogs and a hundred kids.
I am no size zero or super-thin Hollywood actress. I am built for men who like women to look like women. Women
I am not interested in being a Barbie doll and turning myself into a sausage for the next 20 years. I want to follow actresses like Helen Mirren and Judi Dench who have lines on their faces and aren't afraid of playing their age.
I consider myself a feminist living in a post-feminist era.
I did a school play when I was 10 where I played a cold germ infecting a whole classroom of kids. The play was called 'Piffle It's Only a Sniffle.' I'd never had so much fun. It was a thrill.
I didn't want to get married, and I didn't want kids - I knew I wanted to act.
I don't express a lot of things that I feel; I kind of register things.
I don't know many women who can relate to Sharon Stone and the kind of movies she does. I don't know a lot of guys who can relate to Tom Cruise's movies because they're on a kind of fantastic level. Women ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I don't know many women who can relate to Sharon Stone and the kind of movies she does. I don't know a lot of guys who can relate to Tom Cruise's movies because they're on a kind of fantastic level. I like movies I can relate to. Women ;Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I don't read reviews because if they're bad I'm devastated and if they're good I get a big head.
I don't really watch television, and I don't watch these shows that promote shows.
I don't speak to my brother every week - doesn't mean I don't love him. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I don't think I'm vain... but I do like to be lit well.
I don't want to be in boardrooms talking about hiring hairdressers and minivans. I'm not good at it, and I don't like to hire and fire people. I hate that. It's horrible.
I enjoyed making people laugh. I discovered that I loved that power over them. On stage, I felt I could really express who I was for the first time. Time ;Power
I feel I disappoint people when I am not 'Samantha.' They seem surprised when I don't have the same voice and the same mannerisms. They were booking 'Samantha,' and I would show up.
I feel so much at home onstage and so comfortable in my body.
I feel sometimes and in some ways like Linda Romanoli and Monica Velour; I feel marginalized because I'm in my fifties. If you went online and you look at some of the blogs, which one can do on a lonely night, it's pretty startling what people will say about you just because you're in your fifties.
I first wanted to be an actress after seeing a play - not a movie.
I follow life's changes, continue with my time-outs, and remain curious about what's next. Life
I found a lot of guys my age and older were absolutely terrified of me. Younger men weren't.
I got to L.A., and they said I had to lose weight, let my hair grow and buy some dresses. I was nailing auditions with my readings, but they wouldn't hire me because I wasn't putting on the glam. It just didn't occur to me.
I had a great time in my youth and I still feel youthful. I've no desire to look as though I'm in my 20s. Time
I have a big appetite, and staying on top of that is about knowing myself and saying, 'I can eat that today, but tomorrow I'm not going to.'
I have a very healthy dose of self-loathing. But I think we all have a past of being whatever our story was, of feeling not good enough. It can propel you to work harder and do more, but it can also be a tremendous trap, and you can't see beyond it. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I haven't played a lot of wallflowers but I have played women who have been vulnerable. Women
I like movies I can relate to. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I like my life. It's good. Life
I like to step outside of what people's idea of me might be. I suppose that makes me a bit of a rule-breaker. I like to take chances.
I never gave up believing that there was much more to life than how I was living it. Life
I prefer younger men. In some ways, they are much more open to a woman being stronger and independent then some of the men my age.
I sort of have a love affair with my work. Many of us work far too hard and we don't put enough value in the epicurean, sensual part of life. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I take care of myself, which includes dieting, exercising and minimising stress. I joke that I've been on a diet since 1974, which is basically true.
I think the wonderful thing about doing theater is that it's more of an actor's medium. I think that film is more of a director's medium. You can't edit something out on stage. It's there.
I try not to listen to the shoulds or coulds, and try to get beyond expectations, peer pressure, or trying to please - and just listen. I believe all the answers are ultimately within us.
I wanted to understand pain and the human condition, which is full of pain and regret and sadness - and some happiness, if you're lucky. Happiness & Unhappiness
I was a bit odd as a kid, because there were so little outlets for me. There was no theatre except for the odd community theatre and school shows. The only movie theatre was at the Canadian Forces Base nearby in Comox, so it either showed kiddie flicks for the families and restricted stuff for the men.
I was very close to my father. At the age of ten I wanted to do plays, and my father was very encouraging. When I applied to different acting schools, he was right there and very supportive.
If I didn't work in television or film, if I didn't have the right look, I never took it personally. Because there was always the theatre. I'm not a nihilist, I'm an optimist. And that has served me well in this profession. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
If I only did theatre I would have had to waitress, and I didn't want to waitress.
If I'm producing, I'm not acting, and it's such a long road to get anything off the ground.
If my accomplishments frighten someone, it's nothing to do with me - that's to do with them. But the men who are in my life see me as a person - as a woman - not as a character I've played. Life
If you stick with a vision, it might not all work, but some of it will be absolute genius. To me, 15 minutes worth of absolute genius in a film is so much better than two hours of mediocrity. I would rather pay to see something different like that. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I'm a good businessman. I pay my bills. Growing up in a situation where everything counted helps.
I'm a single woman of 56 and I see a lot of men my age with much younger women or women my age with much younger men. I've done both, and I still hope that when I do find someone I want to spend time with, they think I'm the hottest thing going. Time ;Women ;Hope
I'm a trisexual. I'll try anything once.
I'm certainly not a prude.
I'm drawn to roles because they excite me intellectually and emotionally.
I'm not a personality actress. I never have been. I have been a character actress.
I'm not expecting much work in Hollywood, to be honest. People stick to film because they tend to get offered the same roles over and over again, and it's safe. But I'm not interested in doing that. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I'm smart with my money, I invest conservatively. I don't mind paying top-dollar, but I don't want to get ripped off. Money, Coins & Minting
I'm so lucky to have a career in my fifties. And to still have the desire to do it. I don't think about retirement.
In my life and career I want to embrace ageing because I think that's what's interesting. Life
It was difficult when I was very young because I was so separated from my family. When I was at school or acting in a play, I felt very much part of something, and then it would always change, and I would be by myself. Families, Children & Parenting
It's easy to diet or get off a diet when you've got a juicy role to play.
It's your body, your life. Do what you want to do. Life
I've always thought that less was a lot more.
I've been dieting my whole life because I have a tremendous appetite. Life
I've been playing sexually aware women most of my life. At this point I expected to be playing moms and wives. It's exciting to play a femme fatale. Life ;Women
I've learned that I can't have a packed work schedule and a packed social schedule and a packed personal life; I need to just have time to myself to sit and breathe and unwind. Life ;Time ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I've realized that the most important thing I can do to look good is just treat myself well, whether it's getting a nice, long massage or just lying low and not going out every single night.
I've seen some women who are not particularly attractive but they have an assurance, and there's something so attractive about someone who doesn't have to work so hard. Women ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Looking good has never been the most important thing to me. Maybe it's because I'm more conventionally, um, acceptable, so it's not an issue for me. I don't know.
Most of your life as an actor in Hollywood, either an actress or an actor, you have to look - you have to work out, you have to look - you rarely get to play someone who's just human, who's real, who is overweight, even not grossly overweight, but who has aspects of just everyday life. Life ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Most people look at ageing as a disease. They do. They have prescriptions and places where you go to eradicate it.
My curiosity and my appetite for evolving as an actor is one of the main components of me still working today in the business. Business, Commerce & Finance
My experiences in film and theatre in the States have been much more rigorous-in England there's an environment of, Let's try this.
My family was going back to England to visit my mother's grandmother, who was very ill. We went up to Liverpool and I met my great-aunt, who was just a force of nature. She was an elocution teacher and a huge enthusiast for theater and the classics. I took her amateur acting class, and she was really impressed with me. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training ;Nature ;Families, Children & Parenting
My film career was always to support my theater career.
Once you have a child, that becomes your life, and while that's the way it should be, I sort of have a love affair with my work. Having said that, many of us work far too hard and we don't put enough value in the epicurean, sensual part of life. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
Practically all the relationships I know are based on a foundation of lies and mutually accepted delusion.
Really rejoice in being yourself. Have your own drumbeat.
Shows like 'Sex and the City' got women involved again in a political way. They were drawn into the personal stories of the four women who together make up one complete cosmopolitan woman. We want to have community, and the show filled that void in our lives: friendship between women. Women ;Friendship
Since doing the show I've been so busy that I've not really had time to mope. Time
Someone recently asked what I am most proud of. The thing I'm most proud of is that I'm in my 50s and I'm still a leading lady.
Talented people are written off once they hit their 50s and 60s, and the saddest thing is, we just get better as we get older.
Tennessee Williams was so adept at portraying characters who are both fallible and vulnerable. Women were a huge influence in his life, his mother and sister in particular. Life ;Women
That's what life is - you follow where your heart leads you - at least I do. Life
The first professional play I ever saw was The Importance Of Being Earnest, and I just fell in love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
The most difficult thing about my job is that I do a lot of 19-hour days. It's really difficult to have a life, never mind a relationship. I don't have any regrets, really. I'm quite content. I'm very stubborn and persistent. I just keep working. Life
The older I get, the less jarring I want my exercise to be, and I find that a long walk is equally as helpful and satisfying as a three-mile jog.
The roles for women in theatre are much better than they are in film. Women
Theatre can't be done again and again and again and again - it's organic.
Theatre is immediate, it's alive, you're there with the audience, it can't be done again and again and again and again, it's organic.
There are many ways to be a mother. I have a lot of young actors I mentor, and my nieces and my nephews need a lot of love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
There is no need to feel defeated at 40, 50 or 60. I'm having the greatest time in the second half of my life. Life ;Time
There's a look people get in their eyes when you're talking to them and they're not seeing you, and you know it's because they have a movie running through their head.
There's a positive side to film and television, the sense of feeding into the theater... Your fans will follow you, hopefully, and be open-minded to see you play other things and experience other stories you want to tell.
There's still the part of me that wants to leap at every opportunity, but now there's the other side that says, 'Let's just wait a minute and see what happens.' That's intuition, and it comes with age and experience.
What I wear is a reflection of where I am going and how I am feeling. If I'm in a good mood, it's got to be cashmere and jeans - just something comfy, soft and warm. When I'm down, I might find something that I haven't worn for a while that was bought for me - or wear a brooch or a pair of shoes that are like old friends.
What would be really difficult is to be sitting on a beach. There's vacations, and there's vegetations. I don't do well vegetating.
When I feel lost and can't make a decision, I just stop and get quiet. I take a time-out.
When I got out of my Twenties I stopped playing women that were victims. I like playing women who are strong and have a piece of mind. Women
When I see a woman who looks her age, she's radiating something, and it's life. Life
When you're filming, you work 19-hour days and you know more about what's going on with your crew and co-workers than you do with your husband. You're away, you miss things. It's taxing. Relationships fail because of it. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
When you're filming, you work 19-hour days, and you know more about what's going on with your crew and co-workers than you do with your husband. Work, Workers & The Labor Force
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? Women
You know within three seconds if you're going to have a history with someone - it's a long half-hour if you've got it wrong. History
Your dressing area should be your private space.