Catherine zeta jones dating
Catherine zeta jones dating
He was given the all-clear in January 2011 and since then Zeta Jones has played a series of scene-stealing roles, from a repressed conservative campaigner in the musical Rock of Ages to a sexy psychologist in Steven Soderbergh’s Side Effects. I find making speeches the most terrifying thing in the world.’ To cope, she tells me, chuckling, 'I have this system. It just dissipates.’ Zeta Jones is choosy about film roles.
'When you get sideswiped like that [with Douglas’s illness] it’s an obvious trigger for your balance to be a little bit off – not sleeping, worry, stress.'One of the best things ever is that mothers and teachers tell me how well mannered they are,’ she beams. Sometimes I threaten to take a star away – they cry, “No! ” And when they have enough stars we go to [the American chain store] Target and they pick something out.’ Zeta Jones says she cares 'less and less’ about striving to meet the Hollywood ideal of feminine beauty.'When I wasn’t married and didn’t have a family, I had nothing else to do if I wasn’t working, so I’d hang out with a stylist for a day or two. If I need a dress for an event I’ll just say, “Could you get me a dress and shoes that match? That said, she is trim and toned and says she enjoys exercising every day. I turn the music up so loud that the walls are pulsating, and I go for it for an hour.It’s a classic trigger.’ She talks carefully and calmly, explaining that initially, 'I never wanted to be as open about it as I was.I have a British stiff-upper-lip mentality – it wasn’t something I wanted to shout from the rooftops.He basically wanted that thing out of his body so he just blitzed the b—. But I wouldn’t wish it on anybody.’ While the couple was fighting Douglas’s cancer, Zeta Jones was facing her own battle with bipolar disorder, which involves periods of excessive energy and extreme depression.
It was very intensive – chemotherapy and radiation therapy at the same time – but he still retained his sense of humour,’ she says, her voice cracking. No secrets – they went and saw him having treatment. When the tabloid press discovered that she was seeking medical help in 2011, Zeta Jones issued a statement clarifying her condition.
But when it did come to light, I know I’m not the only person who suffers with it or has to deal with it on a day-to-day basis. But I’m looking forward to the sun, my kids are doing great at school.
So if I’ve helped anybody by discussing bipolar or depression, that’s great.’ Right now, she says, she feels well. I am very happy; we live a blessed life.’ Zeta Jones talks about her children with pride. They get stars and stickers for eating up well and doing their chores and being polite and kind.
'I haven’t had to deal with anything like that before, ever,’ she continues. I thought I didn’t have the [emotional] tools to cope.
But it’s amazing where the strength comes from – from family and friends, from strangers supporting us.
Until 2009, the Douglas family lived in Bermuda, far from the bright lights of Hollywood.