A cancer benefit scene, during which Kim Catrall’s character, Samantha, is a guest speaker and, after enduring hot flashes and dripping sweat “all over her couture”, decides to remove her wig in front of everyone. A number of cancer patients/survivor attendees follow suit in solidarity, approval, and pride. Not only was I one of the bald gals featured in that part, but I was also asked by special request of the casting director to bring in the other bald women for this special scene, because they specifically wanted real cancer patients and/or survivors to make the scene more powerful and meaningful for everyone – cast, crew, and audiences alike. The whole day was extremely powerful, emotional, beautiful, and I am honored to have been a part of it on so many levels. It was a cry-hug-fest all day! Airing on Feb 15th, it was the second-to-last episode of the show’s final season.
On a sidenote: in gathering the women for the scene, I made a special point of connecting with members of the wonderful support organization/community, Gilda’s Club, in the hopes that our presence en masse, so-to-speak, would give me a platform to request some visibility/awareness for this wonderful organization of which I was a member, and now a volunteer and advocate, and a huge fan! To my amazement and joy, they surpassed my hopes and expectations for a website mention by placing an entire paragraph (which I had written) about Gilda’s Club on the official HBO/Sex & The City website on that episode’s page (episode #93, at the end of the episode synopsis)! Now millions of people who will continue to go to that site will be able to read about Gilda’s Club and have a phone number and web address to get more information about this incredible organization. Click HERE to check it out the S&TC mention!
Kim Catrall with the Beautiful Baldies!