Sex and the City
star Kim Cattrall
says she had one motivation for agreeing to star in the 1981 sex comedy Porky's
"I was broke," confesses the actress on an upcoming Lifetime Intimate Portrait. "I thought I might have to go back to waitressing and I didn't want to do that. It seemed three days out of my life to go to Florida and I could live on that money for the next two years."
Porky's went on to become a smash hit and the serious actress ? a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts ? suddenly found herself cast in the equally low-brow Police Academy.
"I found myself one day standing on the set in formation and I thought to myself, 'What am I doing here? This is not really me,' " she says of Police Academy. "I didn't feel any connection to playing this hot little number here. I decided to really question what was going on in my life and I started to realize the meaning of the word no."
Despite a busy film and TV career that now spans 25 years, the actress reveals she is still able to recite the lines from her fifth-grade play, Piffle It's Only a Sniffle. "Hooray, hip hip, I'm post-nasal drip!" recites Cattrall. "I am His Highness, the headaching sinus! I think it's so much fun to make noses run!"