My real life imitates Samantha: Kim Cattrall

May 16th, 2008 - 1:28 pm ICT by admin  

London, May 16 (IANS) “Sex and the City” star Kim Cattrall says that her life is similar to her character Samantha Jones in the show and that she would be attracted to men all her life. reports that just like her character Samantha, who is having an affair with a much younger man, in real life too the 51-year-old actress is dating Canadian chef Alan Wyse, who is almost 20 years younger.

She said: “In some insane way real life started to imitate what was going on with the storyline for Samantha.”

She also had her own explanation of her character’s final dramatic sexual encounter with on-off lover Richard Wright while her younger lover waits for her outside.

She said: “Samantha was in what I thought was a very unhealthy and abusive relationship with Richard. I just kept saying, ‘How much longer can she, as smart and fabulous as she is, come back to this?’

“That scene where Smith’s waiting for her outside the elevator after this very personal sexual rape by Richard - even when we were filming, it felt like a rape - and she comes down and he’s waiting there for her.”

She added: “It’s not about her being a certain age, or Smith being a certain age, it’s an understanding between them, a love between them, and a desire for both of them to be together.

“When I started dating my younger man, I first of all felt very much like Samantha. I think a lot of women feel it - what can I talk about? How is this going to work?

“But that has never been a problem. He has different energy levels than I do, god knows, and he’s at a different point in his life. But there is so much common ground with what we have together.

“I’m very glad I got over the ageism. A lot of women of a certain age accuse other people of ageism, but I had been perpetuating it on myself. I’m a product of that society as well.”

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