Cattrall happy to age gracefully

Kim Cattrall has "no desire" to look like she is 20.

Kim Cattrall has "no desire" to look like she is 20.

The 54-year-old actress – best known for playing Samantha Jones in 'Sex and the City' – would rather appear "healthy" and of her own age as she has no desire to reclaim her youth.

She said: "I had a great time in my youth and still feel very youthful, but I have no desire to look as though I'm 20. I want to look healthy, but I want to look closer to my age."

Kim also admitted she "doesn't believe" in cosmetic surgery because she is worried about something going wrong if she went under the knife.

She added in an interview with Reveal magazine: "I don't believe in cosmetic surgery, well, not yet. I'd be too frightened. There are so many examples of things that have gone horribly wrong. I live in New York in an area where it is all around me."

While she is aware she will always be associated with 'Sex and the City', Kim is proud of the show because it helped changed women's attitudes to sex.

She said: "The show had a hand in changing people's ideas of women and who they are as sexual beings."

Kim said she is happy to no longer be viewed at as a pin-up and instead thinks her latest work in 'Meet Monica Velour', where she plays an ageing ex-porn star working as a pole dancer, a great opportunity to prove she has a wide range of talent.

She told Empire magazine: "It was so much fun to leave behind this kind of sexual icon thing. I was so ready to shed it. I've been sexualised since a very early part of my career. I understand it, I've made it work for me, but I've always felt that I'm a character actress stuck inside a leading lady's body. Now, I feel like I am doing my best work."

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