Kim Catrall is shocked by her weight
Kim Cattrall was "shocked" watching herself as a washed-up prostitute in new movie Meet Monica Velour - because she piled on the pounds for the role.
The actress was told to gain weight because director Keith Bearden was determined to change the audience's view of the Sex and the City star.
Cattrall tells NYMag.com, "(Bearden) was very adamant about me gaining a lot of weight. He wanted me to gain like 35 pounds! Really, just for health reasons I couldn't do that. I also didn't have enough time to do it safely with a doctor's care. But what I did was I put on fifteen pounds, and that was comfortable. I could do that. I just didn't exercise at all."
The 53 year old insists she's pleased with the completed film, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, even though she was stunned by her appearance onscreen.