Actress Kim Cattrall considers a new sport utility
vehicle from Mercedes-Benz to be a perfect fit for her ``Sex and the
City'' character, Samantha Jones.
Cattrall helped Daimler AG introduce the Mercedes-Benz GLK
Freeside Concept during a reception Saturday night in advance of the
North American International Auto Show.
``Very passionate people make Mercedes and they're very smart and
I've always considered both of those things right down Samantha's
alley,'' Cattrall said. ``It's a cutting-edge car.''
The compact SUV will be driven by Cattrall's sex-obsessed
character in the upcoming ``Sex and the City'' movie, which is
expected in theatres on May 20. Cattrall said the vehicle ``speaks
more about where (Samantha is) in her life and her lifestyle.''
Cattrall, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon
will reprise their roles for the romantic comedy, to be distributed
by New Line Cinema in association with HBO.
``We are sure that every time we launch a new Mercedes we get the
attention,'' said Dieter Zetsche, Daimler AG's chief executive.
``With Kim at our side, we don't know whether it's the product or
whether it's her _ but that's even better.''
Cattrall said she's been thrilled by the high expectations for
the film, which reunites Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, Miranda and
Mr. Big for the first time since the long-running HBO series ended
``I did not imagine the anticipation. I don't think anybody
could. So we're all kind of riding high on that,'' Cattrall said.