Kim Cattrall Says She Chose Not to Have Children Because of Sex and the City’s Busy Shooting Schedule

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Kim Cattrall Says She Chose Not to Have Children Because of Sex and the City’s Busy Shooting Schedule

PEOPLE

Kim Cattrall says she prioritized her role as Samantha on Sex and the City over having children.

The actress, 61, opened up about having considered motherhood during an appearance on Monday’s episode of Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, saying that after she got married to her third husband Mark Levinson in 1998, she thought about starting IVF treatments but decided against it because of the hectic shooting schedule for SATC — 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.

Cynthia Nixon (left), Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker.
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Asked whether she feels maternal, Cattrall replied, “Yes, I think it’s part of being a woman to have that. But obviously fate, timing, luck, destiny, I don’t know.”

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. And that has really given me so much, as much as I give I get…Read More

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