Don't Call Kim Cattrall a Cougar!
"Sex and the City's" Kim Cattrall gets candid with "Extra," especially when it comes to the term "cougar."
"I really take umbrage to the code 'cougar'," Cattrall says. "I think cougar has a negative connotation, and I don't see anything negative about Samantha [her 'SATC' character] and her sexuality, sensuality and choice."
"I don't think she stands or sits in bars waiting for young men to prey on," Cattrall adds. "And I think that's something that people who are uncomfortable with strong women have labeled her."
As for Cattrall herself being labeled the same, she really takes offense. "I was asked recently by a significant magazine for women over 40 to pose with a cougar, and I refused to do it because I felt it was insulting. They took away the cover because I refused to do so."
But all that aside, the actress had a great time making "Sex and the City 2."
"It was a blast from the moment I got the script and the read the first few pages," Cattrall says. "I literally texted [writer/director Michael Patrick King] and used two words, one beginning with 'F' and the other 'Fabulous!' I said you've done it. You've matched what you did on the first movie and done one better."