Sex and The City actress Kim Cattrall has spoken candidly about her fertility and the reason for not having children in an interview with journalist and presenter Piers Morgan
Kim, who played sassy Samantha in the hit HBO show, appeared on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories and talked openly about her desire to have children.
She explained she was newly married at the age of 44 and considered IVF as a way of giving herself and husband, Mark Levinson a much-wanted child.
But at the same time she was completing a gruelling filming schedule – sometimes working a 19-hour day – and after much deliberation decided that it would be too much to fit in.
She told Piers: ““I thought to myself, ‘Wow I have 19 hour days on this series’. I have weekends where I finish on Saturday morning. My Monday morning would start at 4.45am and go to one or two in the morning. How could I possible continue to do that, especially in my early 40s? And then I realised what a commitment it was just to the [IVF] procedures.”
She said there was a huge part of her that was maternal and she always expected it to happen for her.
When it didn’t she through herself into mentoring young actresses which gave her a sense of being a mother – just not biologically.
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