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Cathy Ang Admits She NEVER Watched Sex and the City Before Landing the Role of Charlotte’s Daughter Lily

It’s hard to believe there’s still a grown woman on the planet who hasn’t seen Sex and the City, but the actress who will play Charlotte’s daughter Lily in the upcoming HBO reboot Max admitted in a new interview that she’s never had seen an episode of the show before she got the part.

At 26, Cathy Ang was just three when the hit series premiered in 1998 — but the actress admitted that cosmopolitan this week that she hadn’t seen or streamed reruns as an adult either.

“I didn’t understand how big it was because I hadn’t seen it, so once I got the audition… it was the wrong choice, but… I watched the movies first,” she said.

Beginner: Cathy Ang, 26, said she'd never seen Sex and the City but watched the movies just before auditioning for the part of Charlotte's daughter Lily

Beginner: Cathy Ang, 26, said she’d never seen Sex and the City but watched the movies just before auditioning for the part of Charlotte’s daughter Lily

Love it: After being cast as Lily, Cathy — who was three when the show premiered — binged the entire series in a week

Love it: After being cast as Lily, Cathy — who was three when the show premiered — binged the entire series in a week

Love it: After being cast as Lily, Cathy — who was three when the show premiered — binged the entire series in a week

“And once I got the part, I binged the show within a week,” she added.

Cathy, who posed for her first-ever magazine photo shoot for Cosmo this month, said she thinks it was better she didn’t see the show until she was 25 and old enough to appreciate it.

“I think if I had seen it as a teenager, I wouldn’t have understood so much of the problems they ran into because I was kind of aware of it,” she said.

“So I appreciated waiting because it would have felt strange before, but now I could relate to these characters.”

But although she is completely new to the fandom, the actress is privileged to know several secrets of the new season, which have been kept secret.

“I believe I may let you know that I am a teenager. That’s about it,” she said.

A fan: She's glad she waited because she could appreciate it better as an adult

A fan: She's glad she waited because she could appreciate it better as an adult

A fan: She’s glad she waited because she could appreciate it better as an adult

shh!  The actress discussed 'intense' secrecy about And Just Like That but admitted her character still likes beautiful things

shh!  The actress discussed 'intense' secrecy about And Just Like That but admitted her character still likes beautiful things

shh! The actress discussed ‘intense’ secrecy about And Just Like That but admitted her character still likes beautiful things

Helper: Also said Kristin Davis was great at explaining things to her and was “always cooking” and “taking care of her” and the actress who plays her sister

Look up: Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon were also a big help as she learned the ropes

Look up: Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon were also a big help as she learned the ropes

Look up: Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon were also a big help as she learned the ropes

She called the secrecy “intense,” revealing that no one is allowed on set to take pictures and that the scripts are taken away at the end of the day.

She did let go of a little something, though: Thinking back to how her character played a part in Big and Carrie’s marriage disaster in the 2008 movie for hiding Carrie’s phone, Cathy admitted that Lily still likes pretty things — and though she’s not ” thief’ is,’ ‘that part of her personality has passed on.’

Lily was played by twins Alexandra and Parker Fong in the 2008 film and its 2010 sequel.

Before landing the coveted role, Cathy had only a handful of iMDB credits to her name, including a cashier on the Hulu series Ramy, a voice role in the Netflix animated film Over the Moon, and parts in three short films.

Now she has spent time with megastars including Kristin Davis and Sarah Jessica Parker – and had lots of nice things to say about them.

Kristin, she said, would “always stop by my place and Alexa Swinton, who plays my younger sister, checks us in and explains” what to do.

Previous: Lily was played by twins Alexandra and Parker Fong in the 2008 film and 2010 sequel

Previous: Lily was played by twins Alexandra and Parker Fong in the 2008 film and 2010 sequel

Previous: Lily was played by twins Alexandra and Parker Fong in the 2008 film and 2010 sequel

History: Before landing the coveted role, Cathy only had a handful of iMDB credits to her name, including being a cashier on the Hulu series Ramy

History: Before landing the coveted role, Cathy only had a handful of iMDB credits to her name, including being a cashier on the Hulu series Ramy

History: Before landing the coveted role, Cathy only had a handful of iMDB credits to her name, including being a cashier on the Hulu series Ramy

Reflecting on how her character played a part in Big and Carrie’s marriage disaster in the 2008 film for hiding Carrie’s phone, Cathy admitted that Lily still likes pretty things — and while she’s not a “thief,” she has. part of her personality continued’

“She was always eating with us in a way that just… she took care of us,” she said.

“She also took care of us by saying, ‘Remember, you have to understand these rules,’ and in the same way that Charlotte has a Type A personality, you always see that in Kristin.”

Sarah Jessica, meanwhile, helped her when she made mistakes in the beginning, and Cynthia Nixon also gave her advice on how to share her thoughts with producers and directors.

“Cynthia especially loves to ask you more questions so you can think through those ideas and then formulate them in a way that makes sense and doesn’t waste anyone’s time,” she said.

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