Kim Cattrall has a new interview in The Advocate Magazine in which she talks frankly about her feelings about children, her relationship with her Sex and the City costars, and the fact that she was the lone holdout for the film and negotiated for a better salary.
On children giving her a headache
“I enjoy kids but not for long periods. I think they’re adorable and funny and sweet, and then I have a headache.”
On not wanting to see Sex and The City co-stars socially
“Do you get along with your colleagues all the time? If you’re spending 18 hours a day [at work], the last thing you want to do is go and have a drink with the people who you just — you just need to get away.”
On holding out for more money for the film, because she has to take care of herself
“I never expected to be paid what Sarah was being paid. Sarah’s a producer. But I felt that the offer was not worthy of what the three of us had contributed, and I spoke up about it. You know, my dad was a big union guy. He felt that the workers should get a part of it.”
“I’m a woman in my 50s. I’m not living with some multimillionaire. I’m it. Negotiation is about getting more money, and I think, Would they have a problem with this if I were a man? You look at James Gandolfini. He stood up and said, ‘Hey, I’m worth it.’ It’s like, ‘Oh, don’t make any waves. Just be a good girl and take it.’ And you know, I’m happy with my deal, ultimately. I feel like I stuck my neck out. I fought. I don’t ever want to be on a set where I feel undervalued.”
Cattrall is rumored to have received $6 million for the Sex and The City film while her costars Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis are getting $2 million each. Producer Sarah Jessica Parker is earning $10 million for playing Carrie Bradshaw and another $5 million for producing the film.
I admire Cattrall’s candor. She sure doesn’t skirt around issues and just tells it like it is. She also managed to secure three times the amount her arguably equal costars, Davis and Nixon, are receiving for their roles. And she basically said it’s not like she wants to hang out with them after she’s on set working with them all day, either.
Kim Cattrall and her Sex and The City costars are shown at Point Foundation Honors the Arts on 4/7/08, thanks to WENN.