Celebrity News January 26, 2011
Kim Cattrall on Ricky Gervais: 'Cheap Jokes'
"Extra" recently caught up with Kim Cattrall and asked if she thought Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais crossed the line with his snarky comment about the "Sex and the City" gal pals being too old.
"I didn't watch it so I can't really comment on it. Ageism is out there and I fight it every day in my own way," said Cattrall. "So, I think that's kind of a cheap joke... Maybe some people feel that needs to be out there. I don't particularly think so."
Cattrall's newest gig is as the spokeswoman for the "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" campaign. "It was an easy choice for me to make," explained the actress. "When they asked me if I would be a representative, I've seen the other ads that Megan [Mullally] had done and I thought they were really fun. They sent me the storyboards and the ideas, and it's sort of a wink and a nod for a certain character that I am known for."
Is there a chance for another "Sex and the City" reunion? Cattrall hopes so. "I miss the girls. We've all been so busy since the show ended, privately and professionally," but the actress did say she was working on a new film.
"It's called 'Meet Monica Velour,' where I play an over-the-hill stripper. I did not eat I Can't Believe It's Not Butter for that," Cattrall laughed. "I gained 15 pounds, then through the course of shooting, I gained another five. It was heaven putting it on and hell taking it off. But it's like a 'Harold and Maude.' It's about this woman in her 50s who meets this young man who's 17 and they have a relationship of sorts. It's very sweet and very dear."