Kim Cattrall ‘too old’ for award-winning play Educating Rita

June 12th, 2008 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI  

London , June 12 (ANI): Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall was denied a role in award-winning play Educating Rita because she was too old.

The 51-year-old actress asked playwright Willy Russell if she could play the title character in her hometown Liverpool .

However, Russell turned down her offer saying he had written the role for an actress in her 20s.

“I contacted Willy Russell a few years ago because I wanted to do a version. The idea was to make it about a working-class woman in her 40s, a woman’s realisation of herself and the different possibilities for her, The Mirror quoted the actress, as saying.

She added: “But he said it had been written for an actress in her 20s, which I respected.” (ANI)

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