‘Sex and the City’: Kim Cattrall Reveals Her Favorite ‘Samantha’ Moment on the Show
Samantha Jones is a fan-favorite on Sex and the City. Although Kim Cattrall won’t be returning as the free-spirited PR woman for the series reboot, we can still look back at some of her most iconic moments.
And according to Cattrall, this was her favorite “Samantha” moment in the entire series.
How ‘Sex and the City’ changed the actor’s perspective on aging
Before she landed the role as the daring businesswoman, Cattrall admits that she thought she was too old to play such a sexual character. The actor was in her 40s when she was recommended for the role, and in her opinion, she didn’t think she was age-appropriate for the part of Samantha. But after the producers convinced her that she was destined to play the role, Cattrall’s perspective changed.
“(Samantha Jones) helped me get through my 40s because when I started the show, I was 41,” she told the Boston Herald. “You know they always accuse Hollywood of ageism, but I found that I was doing that to myself. Because I was really questioning if I could indeed play a woman who was that sexual. I’m not kidding you.”
Kim Cattrall reveals her favorite ‘Samantha Jones’ moment in the series
According to Cattrall, her favorite plot line for Samantha Jones came later on in the show.
“You know, I get a lot of fan mail about the cancer episode,” she said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “I was nervous that, playing such an outrageous character, it might appear she doesn’t have a lot going on in the sense of depth. And I also felt that they might use it as a punishment for someone who has lived so large and done so much and been so daring.”
Cattrall goes on to say that women in literature tend to get reprimanded for living such full lives like Samantha.
“The women, always in literature, if she goes that far out, she has to fall,” she says. “And I felt, Oh, is this payback for all of the excess. And the way Michael wrote it was the antithesis of that. He wrote a woman going through a horrific episode in her life, dealing with it in uniquely her own way. When women come up to me and say, ‘You got me through chemo,’ it’s the greatest compliment I could ever receive. It means so much to me that people went through something as horrific as cancer, and then they could laugh at the same time. I thank Michael for that.”
There was one storyline that the ‘Sex and the City’ actor didn’t love
Despite how much Cattrall adores her role as Samantha Jones, there is one element to her character that she felt skeptical about.
“At the end of the series, I was really skeptical that Michael (Patrick King) had left her in a monogamous relationship,” she revealed in an interview with The Collider. “I knew that was not going to last that much. I so knew it! (laugh). And to see her trying to be somebody else really wrenched my heart. Poor girl. She gave up her business, her friends… She moved to the West Coast for a maaaaan? And he is not even that cute! (laugh).”