Blinded by patriotism, the couple's 18-year-old son Jack (Daniel Radcliffe) joins the army in 1915 and is blown to pieces at the Battle of Loos."From my point of view, it's a terrible tale of love and loss and how, as a mother, you might cope with the death of your only son.It's also a story about the utter pointlessness of war," says Cattrall.Once hair and make-up had done their work, Cattrall's resemblance to the character she played was almost spooky: "Carrie's look was severe and unadorned – the reverse of someone like Samantha. When I first saw the stills it took a little adjustment on my part because I haven't seen that face before. But if you want an interesting career as an actress you need to be able to leave your vanity at the door."Luckily for her, Cattrall doesn't look her age even when she is trying to. "I prefer to think it's possible to be like Helen Mirren or Judi Dench, who look great but also look like women of their age.As it is, I'm not very good even at American puzzles, especially when there are questions about sport.I get my boyfriend to help me with those."The boyfriend in question is Canadian chef, Alan Wyse.Since playing the vampish PR executive Samantha Jones in Sex and the City, Kim Cattrall has been seen as a kind of high priestess for the sexy, older woman.Throughout the series, which celebrated sexuality and the sisterhood in equal measure, Cattrall's character was on an expedition to the outer reaches of her own libido.
"I made a stand because I thought the money being offered was terrible.Last year, she told BBC Radio 4 she finds the term ‘childless’ offensive as it implies “you’re ‘less’ because you haven’t had a child”.