NEW YORK (AP) -- Kim Cattrall says she's "letting it all hang out" in her new indie film after 12 years playing sultry screen vixen Samantha Jones on "Sex and the City."
Cattrall gained 20 pounds for the title role of a washed up, aging porn star living in a rural Indiana trailer park in "Meet Monica Velour."
The movie comes out April 8.
Cattrall said Tuesday packing on the pounds was her first break from dieting in 25 years and was "wonderful."
But the 54-year-old actress admits not so wonderful was getting back into her strict regimen so she could shoot Roman Polanski's "The Ghost Writer," which was released last year.
She hit the treadmill and cut out breads, dairy, sweets and most meats to prepare for her role as assistant to a former British prime minister.
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