Kim piles on pounds for role of prostitute

Last Updated: Apr 29, 2010, 08:56 AM IST

New York: She is best known for her role as the glamorous New Yorker Samantha Jones in `Sex And The City` but Kim Cattrall is ready to shock fans with her role as an ageing, over-weight prostitute in her upcoming film.

While the 53-year-old actress is looking her best in the sequel to the `Sex And The City` film, she piled on the pounds for her role in the movie `Meet Monica Velour`, reported New York magazine.

"Most of the time as an actress, you want to look desirable, you want to be pretty, you want to be sexy, you want to be lit properly, whereas there were days when I didn`t even have any make-up on. There were days when they actually changed the light to make me look harder and more overweight," said the British actress.

Cattrall said that she did not even watch the shots back because she was worried that it would make her uncomfortable.

"I didn`t see the dailies on it because I thought, `You know, I`ve made a stand here that I`m gonna do this in a very truthful way, and if I look at them they might scare
me`," said the actress.

Despite her worries about the way she looks in the Keith Bearden-directed movie, Catrall believes she was totally detached from the character, not even recognising herself when she saw the film.

"I felt the movie was very truthful, especially the strip scene: She`s not in her body. When I first saw the film I was in a bit of a shock because I didn`t see myself. I couldn`t find my spirit. Mine. Kim`s. I felt it was so totally someone else, and a lot of it was really scary to look at," said the actress.