Kim Cattrall's New 'Sexual' Handiwork

09/08/2003 10:00AM

On Sunday night's installment of HBO's "Sex and the City," Kim Cattrall's character Samantha revealed that she has a thing against a man holding her hand.

Meanwhile, in Monday's New York Post, it's revealed that Cattrall will keep her hand in HBO once the "Sex" series wraps up its sixth and final season early next year.

Cattrall, 47, will produce two specials for the pay-cable network (which, like PEOPLE, is part of AOL Time Warner), and she says the programs will reflect her taste.

"I feel there's an audience for the kind of stories I'm interested in telling, and they're not about car chases or joke after joke," she tells the Post.

Her programs -- for her company, Fertile Ground Productions -- will be a new version of Clifford Odets's play about a washed-up actor and his wife, "The Country Girl" (in which Cattrall will assume the role that won Grace Kelly an Oscar when she starred in the 1954 movie version) and a documentary titled "Sexual Intelligence."

She describes the latter as "educational, informative and also entertaining" and being "about discovering how we really have gotten to the point today where sex is still so taboo." Though in addition to her producing duties she will also serve as host, "I'm not going to be the female Bill Moyers," she insists.

The career-minded Cattrall admits she's going the producing route to help break her lusty Samantha stereotype. "I thought, 'Okay, I'm sort of at a bend in the road here. ... I'm an actress. I love what I do, (but) I don't consider myself a personality in the world -- Samantha is."

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