Kim Cattrall over cougars

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 21 November 2009
Kim Cattrall

Kim Cattrall over cougars

Kim Cattrall wants to make the most of being comfortable with sex, and hailed the trend of the ''cougar'' - older women who date younger men - is over

Kim Cattrall wants to make the most of being comfortable with sex.

The 51-year-old actress - famed for her man-eating character Samanatha Jones in the 'Sex and the City' TV series and movies - says she's over the trend of older women dating younger men and thinks the stereotype of a so called "cougar" is dead.

She said: "Cougar is passe. I think we're on to something else now. It's not about kitten or cougar - we're moving beyond those stereotypes.

"It's about so much more than just being a woman on the prowl - there's a lot more going on than that. We've done the work, let's enjoy the party. Let's not limit ourselves to labels. 'Cougar' makes it all feel one-dimensional. It's not."

Kim - who recently split from her toyboy chef boyfriend Alan Wyse - says she owes a lot to her on-screen alter-ego for showing the world that women who enjoy sex also have other important things going on in their lives.

She said: "It's why I feel 'cougar' is way over now. It's gone beyond that. It's about a fully realised woman who works and plays and is successful and does all those things on her own terms. That's much more rounded than a cougar could ever be."

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