Kim Cattrall has revealed that she shares one similarity with her Sex And The City alter ego Samantha Jones – they’re both dating younger men.

The 51-year-old actress is currently seeing Canadian chef Alan Wyse, 23 years her junior, reports the Daily Telegraph.

She says: “When Alan and I first got together three years ago I was a little embarrassed about how close to the storyline it seemed.

“I was dating men closer to my own age and I thought that Alan would just be a nice little interlude in my life. But he kept calling and pursuing me.”

And Kim, whose Sex and the City character Samantha falls for 20-something Smith, revealed that she has no complaints about being with a younger man.

“I’ve discovered that it’s really interesting to be with a man of another generation because he has different ways of looking at the world.

“Plus, irrespective of his age, Alan has a lot of wisdom that comes from just being him,” she added.

Kim stars with Daniel Radcliffe in World War I drama My Boy Jack on ITV1 on Sunday night.