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Kim Cattrall: '20-year diet means I can be a sex bomb at 56'

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Kim Cattrall has admitted that she is able to continue being "a sexy siren" and "100-watt sex bomb" on screen at age 56 because she has "been on a diet since 1974".

The Sex and the City star told Woman & Home that although she is not "obsessive" about how she looks, she has kept a close eye on her physique for the past two decades.

Kim Cattrall in the May issue of Woman & Home

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Kim Cattrall in the May issue of Woman & Home



"When I hit my 40s I thought, 'I can't play a sexy siren anymore'," she said. "Almost 20 years later, it's still going on.

"I joke that I've been on a diet since 1974, which is basically true. I like to eat, and my body type is not naturally this thin, especially at this age. So I do watch what I eat and drink but I'm not obsessive - it's just a way of life."

Cattrall also addressed her reputation as a daunting and powerful woman, saying that she cannot help those men who are scared of her.

Kim Cattrall covers the May issue of Woman & Home

© Woman & Home/Trevor Leighton

Kim Cattrall covers the May issue of Woman & Home



"I don't know if men are intimidated by me - you'll have to ask men," she said. "If my accomplishments frighten someone, it's nothing to do with me - that's to do with them.

"But the men who are in my life see me as a person... My male friends don't seem to have any feelings of intimidation that I'm a 100-watt sex bomb standing next to them; they are able to distinguish between the Kim that is their friend, and the characters I have played."

To read the interview in full, see the May issue of Woman & Home out now. A digital edition is available on all tablets.

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