Catherine Zeta-Jones: I’m done apologising for being rich and good looking
CATHERINE ZETA-JONES has caused anger by saying she doesn’t intend to be ‘humble’ any more.
The 48-year-old actress — who ironically was born into fairly humble circumstances, the child of working-class parents in Swansea, Wales, but has since made millions as an A-list actress and joined Hollywood ‘royalty’ by marrying Michael Douglas — has announced she is no longer willing to apologise for her money, fame or good looks.
Speaking to the Daily Mirror, she said: ‘One thing I’m not is humble any more. I’m sick of being humble, I really am. “So sorry I’m rich, so sorry I’m married to a movie star, so sorry I’m not so bad looking.”
‘No sorrys. Enough. All that is important to me now is my work. That’s what I love — and the rest of my life is a joy because I’ve got two beautiful kids and a healthy, happy husband.
‘It’s all good, and I’m not going to be humble for that either.’
The comments raised the ire of readers, one of whom accused Catherine of ‘self-absorption’, while another cattily remarked that they ‘hadn’t noticed her ever being humble about her success’ before.
Zeta-Jones has two children with Douglas, 73; Dylan, 17, and his 15-year-old sister Carys.
She became a household name when she starred as Mariette in ITV’s The Darling Buds Of May back in 1991, at the age of 22.
Since then, she has gone on to lead films such as The Mask Of Zorro and Entrapment.
She married Douglas in 2000 and won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2003 for her portrayal of Velma in Chicago.
Author: Anna Thomson