Night with Jonathan Ross, 10.35pm, Friday 10 December 2004, BBC ONE
Kim Sex and the City Cattrall confirms
she left the show over a financial dispute when she meets Jonathan
Ross this Friday on BBC ONE.
She says she was unhappy with the way it ended: "I
felt that after six years it was time for all of us to participate in
the financial windfall of SATC, and then when they didn't seem keen
on that I thought it was time to move on."
But she would go back: "Yes, if the deal was right
and the script was fabulous, absolutely I would."
Kim - currently living in London and making her West
End debut in Whose Life is It Anyway? - is newly single, says there's
no one special in her life but, like her alter ego Samantha, she prefers
"I'm actively dating, and I'm here for the next
five months, so I'm very interested in exploring the male psyche. Younger
men are very interesting to me; they like to listen and learn!"
She also talks about how she nearly turned down the
role of Samantha: "I didn't know if I could pull it off. I turned
it down four times. I was 40 and I didn't know if I could do it."
But she ended up with a great affinity with her character,
and her forties are the best years of her life: "A lot of people
are frightened of women with a voracious sexual appetite... I didn't
have any body parts left to expose... women in their forties are the
most fabulously sexy animals on the planet... [sex] gets better."
On the eve of the final of BBC ONE's Strictly Come Dancing
Jonathan also welcomes to the show song and dance maestro Bruce Forsyth.
Bruce looks back over his TV career: "I'd rather
have done more performance shows. I regret not doing more of those,
but the game shows were quicker, you could get the money and run."
He thought he was heading for retirement until a new
generation discovered him: "I thought I was washed up. Doing Have
I Got News For You led to other things, the chance to come back and
be at the top again is like a bonus."
Jonathan also talks to Irish comedian Dara O'Briain,
and there's music from Kings of Leon.