While filming Big Trouble in Little China, Kim Cattrall worked two jobs.
KIM CATTRALL is well-known for her roles in a number of classic Hollywood films, but she worked two jobs in 1986 to pursue her dreams.
Kim Catrall, a British-Canadian actress, turns 65 today, Saturday, August 21, 2021. The Hollywood legend is most remembered for her role as Samantha Jones in the Sex and the City series, but she has also appeared in a number of films throughout the years. She rose to cult reputation in the 1980s after starring in Andrew McCarthy’s romantic comedy Mannequin. She did, however, play Gracie Law a year before the film’s premiere.
In John Carpenter’s cult classic Big Trouble in Little China, Cattrall plays Gracie.
She co-starred with Kurt Russell in the exhilarating fantasy film, in which she battled evil forces in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
Russell was working with Carpenter at the time, following his appearances in Elvis, Escape from New York, and The Thing. This was Cattrall’s first time working with Carpenter.
Big Trouble in Little China had a budget of $19-25 million, but it was a box office failure, grossing only $11.1 million.
Years later, Cattrall said that she worked 24 hours a day to be able to perform on stage.
In 2013, Cattrall said that she was leaving the set of Big Trouble in Little China every day at 4:30 p.m. to perform Three Sisters at a local theater.
She went on to say that she had to explain Anton Chekhov to her studio managers.
“My film career subsidized my theater career,” the performer explained.
“I would have had to waitress if I only did theatre… and I didn’t want to waiter.” (By subway)
Cattrall’s work ethic is undoubtedly inherited from her parents, who came from modest beginnings in Liverpool, where she was born, before emigrating to Canada.
“My parents were a significant influence on the person I’ve become,” Cattrall said in 2019. Dad worked as a construction engineer and mum worked as a secretary. They were Scousers, hard workers who immigrated to Canada when I was a baby.
“Dad used to encourage me, ‘You can accomplish anything.’ As a result, I grew up believing that if he believed in me, I could achieve everything I set my mind to.” (Image courtesy of The Guardian)
Throughout the 1980s on the silver screen, the actor became a Hollywood heartthrob, but she was also under pressure to perform. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”