Kim Cattrall Steps Away From the Needle

Julie Clark Robinson on 10 May 2011 at 11:00am

When you hear the name Kim Cattral you likely think of Samantha Jones and a banana, or something equally over-the-top from the Sex and The City franchise.  Thanks to syndication, Samantha Jones will always be boastful of her lust for Botox, hormones or anything that will keep a woman feeling young and beautiful. 

These days, 54 year-old Cattrall is promoting Meet Monica Velour, her newest film in which she plays a wrinkled, aging porn star.  Let’s just say that it’s not all smoke and mirrors; it’s Kim -- warts and all (figuratively speaking). 

Kim Cattrall stops Botox for movie“I thought ‘If I’m going to do this, I have to do it full out and check my ego at the door,’” Cattrall said during a press tour. “The lights were so harsh on me, and I look at it now and think ‘it’s not me.’  It’s my body, my talent, my intelligence that is up there.  But it’s also my crow’s feet and sagging stomach.”

Never afraid to admit that she has occasional Botox injections, Cattrall has also been up front about her fear of plastic surgery.  Not the surgery itself, rather waking up and not recognizing herself in the mirror. She realizes that her days of looking in her 20s or 30s are long gone, but will go back to trying to maintain a forth-something appearance for as long as she can.  “Go easy, less is more,” is her motto.

Botox before and after pictures

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