Catherine Zeta Jones
“Extra’s’ AJ Calloway sat down with Michael Douglas at the Cannes Film Festival, where his HBO biopic "Behind the Candelabra" is set to premiere.
Douglas opened up to Calloway about his role as Liberace, and talked about his battle with throat cancer and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones’ ongoing, proactive treatment for bipolar disorder.
As for playing the flamboyant Liberace, the actor said he never hesitated for a moment. “You’ve got to put it in perspective… coming off of the cancer, I was just happy to be alive, and then someone hands me one of the best scripts I’ve ever read. Steven Soderbergh tells me he’s going to direct, Jerry Weintraub is going to produce, Matt Damon is going to be my co-star… AND I get to play Liberace! I was like, ‘Aw, baby this is to good to be true!’ I was ready for some good luck.”
Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones is continuing to treat bipolar II disorder.
Her rep told “Extra,” “Catherine has proactively checked into a health care facility. Previously Catherine has said that she is committed to periodic care in order to manage her health in an optimum manner."told People.com that Zeta-Jones, 43, returned to treatment so doctors can monitor her medication. "There was no big problem. This was just a good time to do it. She is in between projects. This has always been part of the plan. She would manage her health. She is vigilant about it."
“Extra’s” Tony Dovolani caught up with Catherine Zeta-Jones and husband Michael Douglas on the “Side Effects” red carpet.
Zeta-Jones revealed, “When I was reading the script for the first time, I was not prepared for the twists and turns… in the vein of ‘Fatal Attraction,’ there's a sexuality to it, there's a danger to it.”
Penacoli asked, “In terms of your own personal problems with this issue, will you talk to your children about it?" Zeta-Jones answered, “Sure I will, if they're even interested in it. Personal issues, I like to remain personal, but this is a disease that affects many, many people.”
“Extra’s” Jerry Penacoli hit the “Rock of Ages” red carpet in Hollywood to chat with the film’s biggest stars. Tom Cruise had plenty to say about his newfound voice (he could qualify as an opera singer!), while Alec Baldwin joked about his love life with fiancée Hilaria Thomas. Plus, the always outrageous Russell Brand got up close and personal with our host.
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“Extra’s” Jerry Penacoli talked with the lovely Catherine Zeta Jones about her upcoming film, “Rock of Ages,” and how much fun it was to watch Tom Cruise play a full-on rock star!
"Tom puts 125 percent into everything he does so that was a given to me,” Catherine said about Cruise’s amazing vocal performance. “But what was really great was to watch Tom Cruise having so much fun and really pushing it. Really just reveling in the fact that he was singing up there and performing the way he does and he does a terrific job.”
"Extra" met up with actor Michael Douglas and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Monte Cristo Awards in NYC on Monday for a night of celebration.