Kim Cattrall is redefining motherhood

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Oh-she's-such-a-Samantha Kim Cattrall has been married thrice and has no children, which the powers at large would tell you is a sin for any woman, anywhere. But Cattrall doesn't care what you think, and furthermore, she bristles at being described as "childless."

"I am not a biological parent, but I am a parent," she said on BBC 4'sWoman's Hour. "I have young actors and actresses that I mentor, I have nieces and nephews that I am very close to. There is a way to become a mother in this day and age which doesn't include your name on the child's birth certificate. You can express that maternal side, very clearly, very strongly. It feels very satisfying."

With many women proudly claiming the right to be child-free, and with the popularity of books like Kate Bolick's Spinster and Meghan Daum'sSelfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids, saying you don't need to have kids in order to be a mom is an intriguing new option. Our question: Can Cattrall be our mom, too?

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 31: Kim Cattrall attends as Spectator Life magazine celebrates its third birthday at the Belgraves Hotel on March 31, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
WHISTLER, BC - DECEMBER 06: Actress Kim Cattrall attends the 'Signature Series: Tribute To Kim Cattrall' at Whistler Conference Centre at Whistler Film Festiival on December 6, 2014 in Whistler, Canada. (Photo by Andrew Chin/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Kim Cattrall attends a champagne reception at the 60th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards at the London Palladium on November 30, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JULY 17: Actress Kim Cattrall attends HBO Canada's New Original Series 'Sensitive Skin' PremiereÊat Scotiabank Theatre on July 17, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23: Actress Kim Cattrall attends 'The Leftovers' premiere at NYU Skirball Center on June 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Kim Cattrall attends the Museum Of The Moving Image 28th Annual Salute Honoring Kevin Spacey on April 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 01: Kim Cattrall attends Sarah Brown's Theirworld charity event held in London's Connaught Rooms, ahead of International Women's Day, March 1, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for Theirworld)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 01: Kim Cattrall attends the BOVET 1822 Brilliant is Beautiful Gala benefitting Artists for Peace and Justice's Global Education Fund for Women and Girls at Claridge's Hotel on December 1, 2017 in London, England.PHOTOGRAPH BY Jules Annan / Barcroft Images (Photo credit should read Jules Annan / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Kim Cattrall leaving Claridge's hotel Mayfair on December 1, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by GOR/GC Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 23: Kim Cattrall attends the Raffaello Summer Day 2017 to celebrate the 27th anniversary of Raffaello on June 23, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Franziska Krug/Getty Images for Raffaello)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Kim Cattrall poses in the Winner's room at the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 03: Kim Cattrall visits 'Extra' at their New York studios at H&M in Times Square on February 3, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Extra)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 29: Actress Kim Cattrall attends AOL Build Presents 'Sensitive Skin' at AOL Studios In New York on January 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 27: Actress Kim Cattrall visits 'Sway in the Morning' with Sway Calloway on Eminem's Shade 45 at the SiriusXM Studios on January 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 24: Kim Cattrall is seen arriving at NBC Studios on September 24, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Alessio Botticelli/GC Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 01: Actress Kim Cattrall poses for a photo next to her portrait at 'The Boomer List: Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' exhibit at The Newseum on October 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE -- Pictured (l-r): Kim Cattrall and Frank Grillo -- (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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