'Sex and the City' actress says shoot schedule prevented her from having children

Kim Cattrall, known for her role as Samantha Jones on the hit TV show "Sex and the City," says working on the series prevented her from having children.
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Thousand to our "Gma" cover story. Kim cattrall getting candid about her show "Sex and the city" claiming the schedule kept her from having children and Linzie has more. Reporter: Kim cattrall is revealing she -- that her work on "Sex and the city" caused her to make a major life decision coming to the conclusion that she just couldn't have it all. For six years she played the glamorous and outspoken Samantha Jones on "Sex and the city." When when he's in college I'll take him for a drink and flirt with his friends. Reporter: Now Kim cattrall saying the role that skyrocketed her to worldwide fame in 1998 prevented her from having a baby. I put work before them. Reporter: The actress telling piers Morgan she and her then husband mark Levenson considered ivf but her grueling work hours made it impossible. I thought to myself, wow, I have 19-hour days on this series. How could I possibly continue to do that, especially in my early 40s and then I realized, you know, what a commitment it was just to the procedures. It was the first moment that was extraordinary and in my life where I thought maybe I'm just not going to do this. We know that age is the most significant factor in our ability to get pregnant and everybody knows about the biological clock and the ticking really starts to get louder as we get closer to 40 but by 45, the ticking is deafening. Reporter: Cattrall saying she still feels ma term but has found an outlet for that. That's wh I started mentoring young actresses in particular. That's where I thought I have a place to be a mom here, not a biological mom, but a mom and an auntie and a friend. Reporter: Her role on the show winning her a golden globe. Breaking barriers with six seasons and two movies. Report but cattrall saying those on screen friendships were not as real off screen. We've never been friends. We've been colleagues. And in some ways it's a very healthy place to be. Reporter: And addressing rumors of a feud with co-star Sarah Jessica parker who has been openly disappointed with cattrall's decision not to revive Samantha in a third movie. I really think she could have been nicer. I don't know what her issue is. Reporter: Cattrall saying she turned down the offer to focus on what's next for her. This isn't about more money. It's not about more scenes. It's not about any of those things. This is about a clear decision, an empowered decision in my life to end one chapter and start another. Well, plans for a third "Sex and the city" movie have reportedly been shelled and cattrall has been blamed for that and, said, look, I'm 61. My former co-stars are ten years younger. Clearly she's already made some sacrifices. It does appear that way. Thank you. George. Thanks, guys. A new warning about house

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