Durational performance artist Marina Abramović and ‘Sex & the City’ actress Kim Cattrall are real good squirlfriends, which is just super because I love them both; Marina for that piece “AAA-AAA” that she did with Ulay (Uwe Laysiepen) in ’78 where they screamed into each others’ mouths for ten minutes straight, and Kim because we both were born in Liverpool and moved to Canada, which I think makes us immigrational doppelgangers or soul sisters or something, oh and she looks hot for 56 year old, however I just look LIKE a 56 year old, she looks my age I look her age, basically.
Vmag eavesdropped on a phone conversation between the two, Abramović in New York, and Cattrall down south, researching for her upcoming role in Tennessee Williams’ ‘Sweet Bird Of Youth’ at The Old Vic in London-Town.
What Kim had to say about Marina:
“Her mind sees things in a very serious way, but she doesn’t.”
…and what Marina had to say of her friendship with Kim:
“This kind of friendship that is free from the pressure…to be smarter than the other one or play power games or feel jealousy.”
You can see their individual photos after the jump and read the whole transcribed conversation HERE, where they discuss peeling shrimp in Baton Rouge and how Marina -the woman who stabs herself with knives as part of her public performances- has to be coaxed by Kim to go on a twirly centrifugal carnival ride ‘because she was scared’!