Actress Kim Cattrall has no children, considers term ‘childless’ offensive

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LONDON — Actress Kim Cattrall never had any biological children and never adopted any either, but she says she’s still a mother.

The former “Sex and the City” star made the comments while serving as guest editor on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour.

“I am not a biological parent, but I am a parent,” she said. “I have young actors and actresses that I mentor, I have nieces and nephews that I am very close to.”

“There is a way to become a mother in this day and age which doesn’t include your name on the child’s birth certificate,” Cattrall argued. “You can express that maternal side, very clearly, very strongly. It feels very satisfying.”

“I didn’t change nappies, which is okay with me, but I did help my niece get through medical school. I did sit down with my nephew when he was [going through] a very tough time to join the army. And those are very motherly things to do, very nurturing things to do,” she said.

As usual, there was no shortage of reaction on social media.

Click the below audio player to hear her entire interview.