At the age of 58, Kim Cattrall has been in the business for nearly four decades, so she's used to seeing generations of actors enter the Hollywood turnstile. But the Golden Globe winner is far from feeling threatened by this new group of millennials.
"I’m not frightened by a younger generation," the actress told Closer at the premiere of The Boomer List, a documentary comprised of interviews with iconic Baby Boomers, individuals born between 1946 and 1964. "Some of them I’m impressed by, some of them I’m puzzled by."
But mainly, the Sex and the City star says she can relate. "I know what it’s like to be younger and scared and insecure and trying to get ahead. So I feel more empathy for them than anything else because it’s a long road, especially if you want to be in my industry," Kim shared.
"It’s very competitive and very tough, especially on women. And I think a lot of women feel that they have an expiration date, and that’s another fear. Not to make your mark, not to do what your dream is."
When asked what advice she'd give her 18-year-old self, the English-born entertainer immediately answered, "I just think I would be kinder to myself. When I didn’t get something, when something didn’t go my way, 'It’s alright, it’s going to happen' instead of saying, ‘Oh I’ve gotta do better, I’ve got to get this.’"
She added, "I think that it was good for me in a way to be that hard on myself, but I think there were certain moments, especially personally, where I should have been easier on myself. And to say to the younger Kim, ‘It’s going to be okay, no matter what happens!’”
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