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Article worth reading on Kim Cattrall in today's Guardian

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MarionCole Sat 25-Jun-11 17:19:13

Here, particularly on the treatment of women in Hollywood

DaisyHayes Sat 25-Jun-11 17:45:35

Hmmm... I was surprised by the article as she appeared on a chat show recently, espousing many of the values she says she has wholesale rejected in the Guardian article.

The TV interview, which is summarised here, in the Dail Mail quote her as saying:

"It was a stretch for me - literally a stretch as I had to gain 20lbs to play this character… it was fantastic! I have been on a diet since 1974 so this was time for me to eat. God I love to eat, chips and crisps and puddings. Oh, it was amazing!"

I think it's a bit disingenuous to blather on to a famously leftie publication about how Hollywood treats her badly as a woman who has rejected the call to be stick thin and unnaturally youthful and at the same time absolutely conform to those values on a prime-time entertainment show.

I mean, I don't really care. She's got to earn her living and she can say what she likes. But, I'd be wary of canonising her as a Feminist martyr in the cruel world of Hollywood.

buzzsore Sat 25-Jun-11 17:51:01

I find it troubling that she worked with Polanski recently and that article rather glossed over the nature of the controversy around him.

MarionCole Sun 26-Jun-11 20:28:46

That's interesting daisy.

Indigojohn Sun 26-Jun-11 21:32:30

I might take her marginally more seriously if she was able to move her face whilst spouting this claptrap.

tethersend Sun 26-Jun-11 21:39:10

Yeah, it was working with Polanski which did it for me too, buzzsore.

CubiksRube Sun 26-Jun-11 22:26:14

I too was surprised by the article, as I saw her on the chat show DaisyHayes mentioned.

I feel she says the 'right thing' when she thinks it will serve her, but it's dangerous to 'rely' on her as a voice of reason, because she can be a hypocrite.

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