Kim Cattrall has said that the gruelling “Sex and the City” filming schedule stopped her from having children, as she opened up in an explosive new interview.
Cattrall, 61, starred as maneater Samantha Jones in the much-loved show, alongside co-stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon.
She spoke to Piers Morgan in Monday night’s episode of “Life Stories” about the impact that filming the hit series had on her life, admitting she had been considering IVF with third husband Mark Levinson whom she married in 1998 — the same year “Sex and the City” really took off.
Cattrall shared: “That was my early 40s and I had just started filming ‘Sex and the City’, the chances of getting pregnant with these procedures was, everyone was talking about it.”
“But I thought to myself, ‘Wow I have 19 hour days on this series, I have weekends where I finish at Saturday morning. My Monday morning would start at 4:45 a.m. and go to 1 or 2 in the morning.'”
“How could I possibly continue to do that, especially in my early 40s? And then I realized what a commitment it was just to the procedures.”
“I thought, ‘I don’t think this is going to happen.’ It was the first moment – it was extraordinary – in my life where I thought ‘maybe I’m just not going to do this.'”
The star, who is thought to have been the reason the “Sex and the City 3” movie was cancelled, said that she ended up helping young actresses on set. “Yes, I think it’s part of being a woman to have that [maternal instinct]. But obviously fate, timing, luck, destiny, I don’t know, and that’s when I started mentoring young actresses, in particular, that’s where I thought I have a place to be a mom here, not a biological mom but a mom and an auntie and a friend. And that has really given me so much, as much as I give, I get two-fold back.”
Despite the world being convinced that the “Sex and the City” girls were the best of friends, just like they were on-screen, Cattrall insisted this was not the case.
She told Morgan, “We’ve never been friends. We‘ve been colleagues and in some ways it’s a very healthy place to be because then you have a clear line between your professional life and relationship and your personal.”
“They all have children and I am ten years older and since specifically the series ended I have been spending most of my time outside of New York so I don’t see them. The common ground that we had was the series and the series is over.”