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SF Chronicle: Kim Cattrall sinks soul into ‘Meet Monica Velour’ Q&A with Cattrall

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from – To those who know Kim Cattrall as one of the princesses from “Sex and the City,” her turn in “Meet Monica Velour,” which opens at the Sundance Kabuki, should prove as startling as Tabasco and aspirin in ginger ale. In the indie, an awkward teen manages to meet his obsession: a former ’80s porn star. Monica is haggard, deeply flawed, almost without hope – and by far Cattrall’s richest, most challenging film role yet.

Q: Monica says, essentially, that men want to find Miss May but when they do, they want to turn her into June Cleaver. She’s entirely unapologetic about her sexuality. Considering your books and roles you’ve played, I’d imagine you appreciated that aspect.

A: Oh my God, yes. (Writer-director Keith Bearden) said this to me and it’s very true: “It’s one thing to be sexy, but another to be sexualized.” As soon as a woman is thought to be sexy, that automatically happens – she’s objectified in a strange way. And when she gets older, she’s marginalized, and then the next step, especially for a character like this, is she’s an outcast. But to say that line, yes, it echoes not just in my life, but I think in a lot of women’s lives who are not even in show business or in the public eye.

Q: You say you’d never been given a role like Monica, by which you mean something that deep and …

A: Multidimensional. Real – I tried to make it as real as possible – just to inhabit something that was so not me in any way, or anything I’ve ever played before. I don’t sound like that, I don’t stand like that. I’m not 20 pounds overweight. Those things are scary. There’s no pretty lighting, there are no “Sex and the City” designers or shopping budget. Most of those costumes, I picked up on weekends when we weren’t shooting, around Detroit.

Q: I’d imagine those changes would be both freeing and terrifying.

A: More freeing than terrifying. The weight was more terrifying, but I did it slowly and under a doctor’s supervision. At the end of the film, I said, “Thank you” to Keith. He had a lot of people he could have cast for this. Courtney Love was considered, and Madonna, a few other actors. I thought, “I want to fight for this.” And he fought for me, too. I’m forever grateful. He was so patient and nurturing – not in a sappy way, not, “Darling, darling,” nothing like that, but “Well, what do you think? Why don’t you do one, completely yours?” He did that with all of us – except maybe Brian Dennehy. (laughs)

Q: Considering the demands of the role, that was a lot of faith to put into a first-time feature director.

A: I was constantly calling him – I called him at 12:30 at night: “I just want to know, that hangover thing she makes for him, what is in that?” “It was crushed aspirin, honey, ginger ale, a little Tabasco” – all those ingredients were so specific in his mind. I thought, “This is gonna be good.” A friend asked me, “Every day when you wake up, is your heart beating” because you’re excited to go to work? So that was a great feeling. And because I didn’t have to diet, every day after filming, we’d go have a lovely meal and dessert (laughs) … It was the best job! There was a relief there and a letting go. To play someone real, not heightened, no razzmatazz. But you need the protein, and this role was a main course.


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