AceShowbiz - Kim Cattrall reveals she chose not to have children because of the grueling filming schedule of "Sex and the City". Opening up about having considered motherhood during an appearance in the Monday, October 23 episode of "Piers Morgan's Life Stories", she said she prioritized her role as Samantha Jones over having kids.
The 61-year-old actress revealed that she thought about starting IVF treatments after she got married to her third husband, Mark Levinson, in 1998. However, she decided against it because of the hectic shooting schedule for the romantic relationship based comedy, which premiered that June.
"I thought to myself, 'Wow, I have 19-hour days on this series. ... My Monday morning would start at 4:45 A.M. and go to one or two in the morning. How could I possibly continue to do that, especially in my early 40s?' " she said. "And then I realized what a commitment it was just to the [IVF] procedures."
"I thought, 'I don't think it is going to happen.' It was the first moment -- it was extraordinary -- in my life where I thought, 'Maybe I'm just not going to do this,' " she added. Asked if she feels maternal, she replied, "Yes, I think it's part of being a woman to have that. But obviously fate, timing, luck, destiny, I don't know."
Kim said that that instinct inspired her to mentor young actresses. "I thought I have a place to be a mom here, not a biological mom but a mom and an auntie and a friend," she continued. "And that has really given me so much, as much as I give I get two-fold back."
Also in the interview, Kim said she was "never friends" with her "SATC" co-stars, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon. "We've never been friends," the Golden Globe winner said. "We've been colleagues and in some way, it's a very healthy place to be."
Kim also addressed report that her "outrageous" demands led studio Warner Bros. to can "Sex and the City 3", calling it "ridiculous." "I never asked for any money," she said. "I never asked for any projects, to be thought of as some kind of diva is absolutely ridiculous."