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Catherine Zeta Jones and Michael Douglas met at Deauville Film Festival and married two years later in Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas watch tiger on safari in . Cameron shared a picture of his pregnant girlfriend Viviane Thibes. But what if Catherine Zeta Jones had never met Michael Douglas her to public attention and also a TV presenter boyfriend in the form of John.
She was drawn to the project to give her young children an opportunity to "hear [her] and get a sense of [her] on film",  although the film proved to be a box office bomb. Spielberg was intent on her playing against type as a strong-willed woman, with a vulnerability in her character,  but the critic A.
Scott felt that it came across as using her for "her looks rather than for the arch, self-mocking wit that is her secret weapon as a comic actress". The production, which was filmed in several European countries, saw Zeta-Jones play Isabel Lahiri, a Europol agent, and the love interest of Pitt's character. The unsuccessful production was given only a limited theatrical release. No Reservations tells the story of an ambitious chef Zeta-Jones whose life changes for the better when she takes in her young niece Breslin after her sister's death.
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In preparation for her part, Zeta-Jones worked in the kitchen and waited on tables at New York's Fiamma Osteria restaurant. She instead chose to focus on her family and health, having been diagnosed with bipolar II disorderand her infrequent acting appearances were in smaller-scale and less successful productions. The production was released theatrically in markets outside of the United States in —10, but due to financial troubles of its distributor, The Film Development, the film failed to release theatrically in America.
Set in Sweden during the early twentieth century, the musical follows the relationship between three people Zeta-Jones, Angela Lansbury and Alexander Hanson during the course of an evening. It's not one of those shows where you can dig about three inches and come out the other end.
You can keep digging and digging and digging".
Return to film and television[ edit ] Following a three-year sabbatical from acting, Zeta-Jones made her screen comeback in Lay the Favoritea comedy co-starring Bruce Willis and Rebecca Hallin which she played the jealous wife of a gambler Willis. She was attracted to the idea of playing a "nightmare of a woman" and based the role on the politician Michele Bachmann ;  the film received mixed reviews and failed commercially.
The film tells the story of a private detective Wahlberg who is hired by the mayor of New York Crowe to spy on his wife Zeta-Jones. Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter thought that Zeta-Jones "looks like class itself and nicely underplays", and Liam Lacey of The Globe and Mail observed that the actress "does a fair, if incongruous, impersonation of a forties vamp".
Peter Travers found the film to be a "hell of a thriller, twisty, terrific and packed with surprises" and considered Zeta-Jones to be "dynamite" in it. She was drawn to the project, which follows the comic adventures of retired spies, for "the action, the humour, [and] the tongue-in-cheek quality of it".
She was cast as a glamorous journalist reporting on a British Home Guard platoon based in Walmington-on-Sea. Despite her character's misdeeds, she was drawn to her character's fortitude and ability to stand out in a male-dominated business. She is a patron of Swansea's Longfields Day Centre for the disabled, and has made sizeable donations to the centre. She was named the global ambassador for the cosmetics company Elizabeth Arden, Inc.
The event raised funds for Dramatic Needa charity that helps African children pursue a career in the arts. I'm very shy socially. A month before the wedding, Douglas told Movieline, "Whatever Catherine wants, that's what she'll get.
He just has this look where I know that he's about to start, and that does me in. I said, 'I don't even want you to look at me until I'm halfway down the aisle,'" she told People, adding, "I don't take any of this for granted.
When I look at Michael, I run around like a little girl. I can't believe I came into his life and he came into mine.Catherine Zeta Jones and Carys Zeta Douglas at Michael Kors Photocall
At the time, Zeta Jones' publicist said, "They are all doing fantastic. They would jump on the subway and sit right in front of me. I was, like, 6. Just a year later, the couple's love was put to the test when Douglas was diagnosed with throat cancer. Chemotherapy and radiation were especially tough on him. Zeta-Jones remained by his side, telling the magazine, "The hardest part is seeing his fatigue, because Michael is never tired If there's anything Michael has, it's strength.
While he was initially sentenced to five years in prison, Cameron ended up serving even more time, including two years in solitary confinement, for smuggling drugs into jail. He later credited the love he received from his stepmother and other family members with helping him get through this difficult time.
Three months later, it was Zeta-Jones who needed support when she checked herself into a mental health facility to treat her bipolar II disorder. But with my bipolar becoming public, I hope fellow sufferers will know it's completely controllable," she told InStyle a year later. News confirmed Douglas and Zeta-Jones had quietly decided to separate.
For months, during interviews to promote Behind the Candelabra, Douglas promised reporters they were "working things out. But by year's end, they had privately reconciled. I think every couple has their difficult times.