BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Kim Cattrall Talks SEX, PRIVATE LIVES & Career for SAG Foundation
On Monday, June 27, Sex & The City actress Kim Cattrall spoke about her career, offering insights to fellow actors as part of the SAG Foundation's Conversations Program presented at the presented at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the talk and brings you the full discussion below!
It was just announced yesterday that Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross will star on Broadway this autumn in Noël Coward's Private Lives directed by Richard Eyre at the Music Box Theatre. Previews will begin on Sunday November 6; opening night is Thursday November 17. The limited engagement runs through February 5 2012. Cattrall starred as Amanda in Sir Richard Eyre's production of Private Lives at London's Vaudeville Theatre in 2010. The production received rave reviews from the critics and played a sell-out season. It will play a limited run at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre prior to Broadway. Cattrall will be joined by Paul Gross in the role of Elyot for the production.
Kim Cattrall has had an extensive acting career that spans film, stage and television. The British born actress that was seen in Fall 2010 in Liverpool, England in the stage production of Anthony and Cleaopatra for director Janet Suzman. She also was seen in the West End's Vaudeville Theater starring in Private Lives opposite Matthew Mcfayden and directed by Sir Richard Eyre. The Noel Coward comic masterpiece centers on former spouses who have been divorced from each other for five years. When by chance they meet again across adjoining hotel balconies, their insatiable feelings for each other are immediately rekindled. This fall Private Lives can be seen in a limited run in Toronto before it premieres on Broadway in November 2011.
In February 2011 she was be seen in the mini series ANY HUMAN HEART which aired on PBS. The mini series is based on the William Boyd's novel; it also stars Jim Broadbent, Matthew Macfadyen and Sam Claflin. In April she was seen in the Anchor Bay film
Meet Monica Velour which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010. Written and directed by Keith Bearden, the film tells the story of ‘Tobe' who sets off on a journey to track down his favorite adult star from the ‘70s, ‘Monica Velour' (Cattrall.) Upon meeting her he is confronted with a case of harsh reality.
Cattrall was seen in Roman Polanski's, The Ghost Writer starring opposite Pierce Brosnan and Ewan McGregor. The film centers on a ghost-writer who has landed a lucrative contract to redact the memoirs of Adam Lang, the former UK Prime Minister, who has retired with his wife to the US. He unfolds a scandal with international ramifications that reveals how far he was ready to go in order to nurture UK's "special relationship" with the US. Cattrall plays ‘Amelia Bly' the trustworthy and very loyal person assistant to the Prime Minster. The film won the Silver Bear at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival.
Last summer, she was seen in the much anticipated sequel Sex and the City 2, in which she reprises her award-winning role as the infamous ‘Samantha Jones.' The movie is based on the critically acclaimed HBO series. Cattrall was recognized for her work in the series with a Golden Globe; 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards; 5 Emmy Award nominations and 3 Screen Actors' Guild nominations.
An acclaimed writer, Cattrall has also written several books, including Sexual Intelligence which was a National Best Seller, Being a Girl: Navigating the Ups and Downs of Teenage Life; and Satisfaction: The Art of the Female Orgasm, a New York Times best seller.
In addition to her stage, screen and writing credits, Cattrall is the founder of Fertile Ground Productions, a Canadian-based production company. Their first project was Sexual Intelligence, a feature-length HBO documentary based on her book of the same name for which she was nominated for a Gemini as Best Host or Interviewer in a General/Human Interest or Talk Program or Series.
In 2009 Cattrall was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame and in 2011 she was honored by GLAAD with the prestigious Golden Gate awards for her support of the organization.