Kim Cattrall Talks Gaining Weight For Indie Film Role

When Samantha Jones returned to New York City for Charlotte’s baby shower in “Sex and The City’s” first big screen installment, she made an impression with two pooches – one of the four legged variety and the other on her stomach.

In the actress’ latest movie, “Meet Monica Velour,” however, it is the latter kind of pooch that is making headlines, as Kim had to pork up to play an aging ex-porn star, who a young fan goes searching for.

”[The director] was very adamant about me gaining a lot of weight. He wanted me to gain like 35 pounds!” Kim told

The actress said she didn’t gain 35, but she did manage to slap on double digits.

“Really, just for health reasons I couldn’t do that. I also didn’t have enough time to do it safely with a doctor’s care. But what I did was I put on 15 pounds, and that was comfortable. I could do that,” she said.

While Samantha’s catchphrase for her extra pounds in “SATC” was “I eat so I don’t cheat,” a reference to her attempt at not straying from Smith, Kim stuck to a different sort of weight-gaining plan for her new role.

“I just didn’t exercise at all,” she told the mag’s Web site of playing Monica.

On May 27, “SATC” fans will get to see Kim as the fabulous, and single, Samantha, but “Meet Monica Velour” is full of shots that make the actress look as downtrodden as possible.

“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 here there were days when I didn’t even have any makeup on,” she explained. “There were days when they actually changed the light to make me look harder and more overweight.”

In related “Sex and The City 2” news, Liza Minelli has opened up about her cameo – as wedding performer at the nuptials of Anthony and Stanford.

“Swell. Yeah, it was,” Liza recently told Access Hollywood of her guest spot. “Ron Lewis choreographed it. Wait ‘til you see it.

“It’s dynamite,” Liza added. “All the girls came in to watch it being filmed.”

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