After twelve years of playing sultry screen vixen SAMANTHA JONES on SEX & THE CITY, KIM CATTRALL said that she’s “letting it all hang out” for her new part as a has been porn star.

KIM gained twenty pounds for the title role in the indie film MEET MONICA VELOUR, about a washed up aging porn star living in a rural Indiana trailer park.

“It was actually kind of a relief,” the actor said Tuesday in an interview.

“It was like getting rid of the Barbie doll and throwing it out and starting again.”

She said packing on the pounds for MONICA VELOUR, which comes out APRIL 8, was her first break from dieting in 25 years and was “wonderful.”

“We were shooting in Detroit and there are a lot of great bars in Detroit. So I ate and I drank for about six weeks.”

Not quite so fabulous, she admitted, was getting back into her strict regimen so she could shoot her next project, ROMAN POLANSKI’S THE GHOST WRITER, which was released last year.

KIM hit the treadmill and cut out bread, dairy, sweets and most meats to prepare for her role as an assistant to a former British prime minister, played by PIERCE BROSNAN.

She hopes the atypical role in MONICA VELOUR will remind people that before SAMANTHA there was KIM, the performer with decades of varied film, television and theatre credits.

“I loved working on Sex & The City. It’s a dream job and a great character to play. But before Sex & The City I was a working actress and hopefully I’ll be until I can’t talk or move.”



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