Kim Cattrall Breaks Down The Differences Between 'Sex And The City' And 'Girls'

Kim Cattrall Breaks Down The Differences Between 'Sex And The City' And 'Girls'

On the surface, "Sex and the City" and "Girls" might seem like they're cut from the same cloth; both of the HBO shows feature four women in New York City navigating careers and relationships. But the similarities really end there, as Kim Cattrall reminded us in a HuffPost Live interview on Wednesday.

"It's a different story than 'Sex and the City,'" the actress told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani in an appearance to discuss her work with the Tune Into Menopause campaign. "It's not as fantastical. But we live in different times. [The recession of] 2008 was a real big game-changer for everybody, and I look at that show, and it represents what young women today are dealing with."

"Sex and the City" was both celebrated and criticized for its depiction of glossy, '90s Manhattan, complete with Manolo Blahniks and cosmos. "Girls," meanwhile, shows its characters -- who are younger than those of "SATC" -- sipping cans of beer in Greenpoint.

Nonetheless, Cattrall praised both shows for using "humor and intelligence" to convey their narrative, and she has nothing but good things to say about Lena Dunham's prized program.

"I think it's a fantastic show," she affirmed. "I really, really enjoy it. I think it's beautifully acted and realized and written."

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