In a new interview with Piers Morgan's Life Stories, the 61-year-old opened up about the grueling SATC hours that contributed to her decision not to have children. Back in 1998 (the same year the show took off), Kim considered IVF with her second husband, Mark Levinson, but her role as Samantha Jones made that difficult.
"That was my early 40s and I had just started filming Sex and the City, the chances of getting pregnant with these procedures was, everyone was talking about it," she said. "But I thought to myself, 'wow I have 19 hour days on this series, I have weekends where I finish on Saturday morning. My Monday morning would start at 4:45 a.m. and go to one or two in the morning," Kim added of that busy time.
"How could I possibly continue to do that, especially in my early 40s? And then I realized what a commitment it was just to the procedures," Kim said of IVF. "I thought I don’t think this is going to happen. It was the first moment, it was extraordinary, in my life where I thought maybe I’m just not going to do this."
And even though Kim never had kids of her own, she admits she still has that maternal instinct. "But obviously fate, timing, luck, destiny, I don’t know, and that’s when I started mentoring young actresses, in particular, that’s where I thought I have a place to be a mom here, not a biological mom but a mom and an auntie and a friend," she confessed. "And that has really given me so much, as much as I give I get two-fold back."