Kim Cattrall honoured by hometown Liverpool
Press Trust of India Tuesday, July 13, 2010 (London)
Sex And The City star Kim Cattrall was awarded a honorary degree from the University of Liverpool, the British city where she was born.
The blonde actress, who became a household name after playing the man-eater Samantha Jones in the hit series and film franchise said it was a “dream come true” to become an honorary fellow at Liverpool John Moores University.
The 53-year-old was accompanied by her mother Shane Cattrall and other relatives as she made a speech to the hundreds of graduates and their families, reported Daily Mail online.
Wearing the traditional blue graduating gown and cap, she spoke about the importance of families in the development of young people.
“This is as much about family as it is about one individual. My family is here with me today. My mum, my aunties, my cousins, my friends. They have given me such confidence to make me believe that I could achieve anything I wanted to if I worked hard enough and I stayed true to myself,” said the actress.
Though she settled in the US to further her acting career, Cattrall has often returned to Liverpool.
“Whoever said ‘you can’t go home again’ didn’t come from Liverpool. I am proud of my roots in Liverpool, I feel part of this city. Thank you for bringing me home,” she said amid loud cheers.