Kim Cattrall is best known for her role as Samantha Jones on the hit TV show Sex and the City (and more recently, her highly-anticipated return to the SATC reboot, And Just Like That). Quippy one-liners and award-winning acting aside, the 67-year-old star is now making headlines for a hidden talent we didn’t see coming: scatting. Before we even attempt to unpack this, take a listen for yourself.
Strange (and Amazing) Kim Cattrall Scatting Video Resurfaces After Her Highly-Anticipated ‘And Just Like That’ Cameo
This video was first posted to YouTube in 2011, but the details of its origin are still a mystery. After some in-depth digital sleuthing, we'd guess that the original clip was shot sometime between 1998 and 2004, when Cattrall was still married to her then-husband, musician Mark Levinson. Since then, this internet gem has resurfaced multiple times, stunning some and confusing others with Cattrall’s cool-cat speaking voice and confident-yet-bizarre improvised scatting as her silent, bass-playing husband plucks dutifully alongside. To date, there are over 680,000 views on YouTube.
In an interview with Yahoo for her 2019 movie Horrible Histories: The Movie - Rotten Romans, Cattrall finally addressed how this video came to be. “It was actually to promote his music and it was a very fun thing we did one afternoon in our little house, our little beach house we owned, and it spawned this kind of crazy fans to watch this video,” she explained. The 42-second-long clip even inspired artists Viviana Olen and Matt Harkins of THNK1994 art gallery (dedicated to all things pop culture) to create an exhibit based on the original music. “In Brooklyn, in New York, they had like, an opening, some artist, she had made some kind of painting to the music of it and the scatting... It was very odd!”
YouTube sensation aside, it's clear Cattrall's not quitting her day job anytime soon with her new Netflix series Glamorous as well as her celebrated return to And Just Like That. After years of rumors, snubs and will-she-won't-she speculation, Cattrall's long-awaited cameo has finally arrived as the season two finale hit streaming giant Max. Though she only appears in one scene featuring a phone conversation with Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker), seeing these two women reunite is well worth the wait.
Cheers to you, Sam Jones.
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