ESC

Kim Cattrall Was Drunk, Belligerent

Page Six interviewed Kim Cattrall for her new movie Monica Velour which she says she put on 20 pounds for but it wasn’t so much of an interview as it was Kim complaining about Hollywood’s bias against older women and telling the reporter to get a “respectable” job. Such as one playing a 50-year-old sex crazed lunatic in Sex and the City. Oh and she was probably drunk or as her publicist will say “suffering from exhaustion.”

The “Sex and the City” star, who has criticized Hollywood’s obsession with the young and the beautiful, denying talented older actresses plum roles, told us, “Ask me about being a woman. Do you know what it’s like to be 54 and marginalized? It doesn’t get easier as you get older.”

But Cattrall — who put on 20 pounds for her “Monica Velour” movie role as an aging former porn star living in a rural Indiana trailer park and stripping to make ends meet — had even tougher words to say about working for a gossip column.

When we tried to break the ice with Cattrall, mentioning a ridiculous tip we’d gotten earlier in the day about her getting a bikini wax — a well-tackled subject on “SATC” — she snapped, “That’s a stupid question. You’re a smart girl. How could you want to write that?”

She then turned her anger on gossip columns, specifically Page Six, despite our being big fans of hers. “It’ll chew you up and spit you out,” she said, leaning in and adding that being a gossip reporter just isn’t a “respectable job.”

Cattrall asked, “Why don’t you work at — what’s that news agency — Roybers?” When we corrected her, “Reuters,” she conceded, “Yeah, sorry, I’ve been drinking.” But she didn’t stop there, ranting, “What about writing for a blog? Then you can write about what you want [or] care about.”

Cattrall, holding court at the after-party at the Pamella Roland-sponsored bash at downtown Hotel Chantelle’s rooftop, seemed peeved that because of our deadlines, we hadn’t arrived in time to see her movie — in which her gritty role is a dramatic change from her glamorous and famously oversexed “Sex and the City” character, Samantha Jones.

“You didn’t see my film,” she spat. “Why are you even here?”

Of course there’s bias against older women in Hollywood. Just like there’s bias in every job based on superficial appearance. Is water ever not wet? Also, I like how they say her role in Monica Velour is a dramatic change even though Kim plays an aging former porn star living in an Indiana trailer park. The only difference between that and her SATC character is instead of wearing Gucci, she wears Guci and instead of having sex for free, she gets paid. Which seems like a way better deal.

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Latest
Load more