Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Kim Cattrall Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
I consider myself a feminist living in a post-feminist era.
In my life and career I want to embrace ageing because I think that’s what’s interesting.
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.
At the beginning of every role I take, I have to start from basics and build it up. It’s like a new construction.
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?
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 first wanted to be an actress after seeing a play – not a movie.
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.
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 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.
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.
Theatre can’t be done again and again and again and again – it’s organic.
I feel so much at home onstage and so comfortable in my body.
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.
If I’m producing, I’m not acting, and it’s such a long road to get anything off the ground.
My film career was always to support my theater career.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I always assumed that like my mother before me, one day I would have children.
Most people look at ageing as a disease. They do. They have prescriptions and places where you go to eradicate it.
I haven’t played a lot of wallflowers but I have played women who have been vulnerable.
That’s what life is – you follow where your heart leads you – at least I do.
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.
If I only did theatre I would have had to waitress, and I didn’t want to waitress.
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 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 found a lot of guys my age and older were absolutely terrified of me. Younger men weren’t.
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.
I’ve always thought that less was a lot more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your dressing area should be your private space.
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.
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.
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.
I don’t really watch television, and I don’t watch these shows that promote shows.
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.
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.
Really rejoice in being yourself. Have your own drumbeat.
I don’t express a lot of things that I feel; I kind of register things.
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.
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.
I don’t speak to my brother every week – doesn’t mean I don’t love him.
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.
When I see a woman who looks her age, she’s radiating something, and it’s life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having my priorities in order has really helped me look better, fresher, and more relaxed.
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.
I’m certainly not a prude.
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 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.
I’m not a personality actress. I never have been. I have been a character actress.
I’m drawn to roles because they excite me intellectually and emotionally.
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.
I didn’t want to get married, and I didn’t want kids – I knew I wanted to act.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The roles for women in theatre are much better than they are in film.
Since doing the show I’ve been so busy that I’ve not really had time to mope.
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.
I’ve been dieting my whole life because I have a tremendous appetite.