Kim Cattrall has said she has found it "scary" taking on the role of a faded film star in Sweet Bird Of Youth, because she doesn't feel old enough.
The Sex And The City star, 56, plays Alexandra Del Lago in the new production of Tennessee Williams' play at the Old Vic theatre in London. The play is directed by War Horse's Marianne Elliott, with Broadway star Seth Numrich, 26, as her gigolo toy boy.
Kim said: "It's a great pleasure, but it's a scary role.
“I think for an actress it's one of those benchmark roles where you think, 'It's time to do the older woman role'."
Kevin Spacey, artistic director at The Old Vic, approached Kim personally and asked her to take on the part.
"I was told by the director I was working with at the time, 'I think you're too young for it, I think you should wait 10 years.' And I thought that was very sweet of him to say, but I really thought it would be interesting to play her at this time in my life.”