Zeta-Jones plays Elena in the action adventure The Mask of Zorro. 20 years after the death of his wife, Don Diego de la Vega is out for revenge. The original Zorro decides to train young Alejandro to wear the mask next in his place. He trains Alejandro and together they set out on a mission to save the townspeople and take down Don Rafael Montero.
I think Zorro was so great for me because no one knew where I came from. Everyone spoke Spanish to me forever after that. I’m from Wales.
Zeta-Jones plays Virginia Baker in the crime drama Entrapment. Two highly skilled thieves work together for one of the biggest heists of their lives. But in this line of work, nobody can be trusted. As their relationship deepens, so does their mistrust in one another. On her character:
The relationship reminds me of Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy, or Bogart and Bacall in some of their films.
Zeta-Jones plays Helena Ayala in the crime drama Traffic. Four different stories intertwine in a film about the war on drugs in America. A conservative judge is appointed by the President to lead the war on drugs, but quickly finds out that his own daughter suffers from cocaine addiction.
When Steven Soderbergh called me to be in Traffic, that was such an amazing opportunity, because it wouldn’t be what would be typically given to me. I just try to keep mixing it up.
Zeta-Jones plays Gwen Harrison in the romantic comedy America’s Sweethearts. After Hollywood’s favorite couple, Eddie Thomas and Harrison break up, it is up to a high profile publicist and Harrison’s ex-assistant Kiki, to get them back together. But things get hairy when Kiki starts to fall in love with Thomas. Co-starring Julia Roberts, Billy Crystal and John Cusack.
It’s so nice to be part of an ensemble piece where there’s so many great stars.
Zeta-Jones appears on the cover of People to discuss being a mom and working in Hollywood.
I never thought I’d have the kind of balance in my life that I have right now. I still have the same inhibitions, worries and insecurities I’ve always had, but now everything’s in perspective. My cocoon, my life with my husband and my son, is so important. It’s a bonus to have everything else.
Zeta-Jones plays Velma Kelly in the film adaptation of the musical Chicago. Famous singer Kelly is imprisoned for killing her husband and sister after seeing them in bed together. In prison, she loses her reputation and is forgotten, as a new starlet named Roxie Hart blossoms. It doesn’t last long however, as the rapidly changing show business moves onto the next star. Co-starring Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere.
I’d love to do another musical. When they’re good, they’re great. I just fear that there will be an influx of remakes of every musical that’s ever been on Broadway and I don’t think that will be good.
Zeta-Jones wins the Academy Award for Best Performance of an Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Roxie Hart in the musical comedy Chicago. Sean Connery presents the award. Zeta-Jones, who is nearly nine-months pregnant, refers to her soon-to-be-born second child and her hormones:
This is too--I mean, my hormones are just too way out of control to be dealing with this.
Zeta-Jones plays Marylin in the romantic comedy Intolerable Cruelty. After Miles Massey, one of the best lawyers in Los Angeles, prevents his client from forking out his assets to his ex-wife, Marylin Rexroth, she sets out on her campaign for revenge. It’s a battle of the sexes when Marylin puts Miles in the most unpredictable and precarious positions. Co-starring George Clooney. Clooney on working with Zeta-Jones:
The worst thing is that we had to stop. There’s nothing bad about it. We had such a fun time doing this.
Zeta-Jones plays Europol agent Isabel Lahiri in the crime drama Ocean’s Twelve. Three years after their big Las Vegas heist, the team is visited by Terry Benedict, the man whose money they stole. He wants his money back with interest. The team goes to work in Europe this time but their reputation precedes them. Lahiri will not allow any heists under her watch. Co-starring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Andy Garcia, Don Cheadle and Julia Roberts.
There’s something very sexy about a heist movie. I don’t know what it is, all those ropes, all those gadgets.
Zeta-Jones reprises her role as Elena in the action adventure The Legend of Zorro. Even though Alejandro de la Vega tries his best to keep his heroics to a minimum, he cannot deny the strange explosions near his home. Despite Elena’s anger, Alejandro must investigate what is happening and put the mask of Zorro back on. Co-starring Antonio Banderas.
I love this character so much and she’s been with me for nine years since we shot it. I just grew into her more being on this one. We pushed the envelope on the comedy and the action.
Zeta-Jones plays Kate in the romantic comedy No Reservations. Kate is a chef at the top of her game. After the death of her sister, Kate becomes the guardian of her niece and major adjustments are needed. Meanwhile, Nick, a new Italian chef is hired in Kate’s kitchen and suddenly her world seems unbearable. However the chef’s life starts to change for the better after her niece invites Nick over for dinner. Co-starring Aaron Eckhart.
I have a new appreciation of being in a kitchen. I have a new appreciation when a plate of food gets put on my table…
Zeta-Jones plays Mary McGarvie in the romantic thriller Death Defying Acts. Harry Houdini is the most famous escape artist of his time. During his Britain tour of 1876, the illusionist meets psychic Mary McGarvie. As Houdini falls for McGarvie, the psychic and her daughter see an opportunity to con the illusionist, take his money and run. Co-starring Guy Pearce and Saoirse Ronan. On co-star Guy Pearce:
Guy had the harder job of actually needing to know all these facts about Houdini, and goodness knows he did a fantastic job.
Zeta-Jones plays Sandy in the romantic comedy The Rebound. After finding her husband’s sex-tape with another woman, Sandy moves to an apartment in the city. Her new neighbor has recently separated from his wife as well, and the two hit it off. As things get serious, they question if their feelings are true, or if each of them are just rebounds from their failed marriages. Co-starring Justin Bartha.
I’ve been looking for a while for a comedy. I love comedy, I always love when I have a chance to do some comedy. Not that I can tell a joke beginning to end, but if the writing’s one the page, I always enjoy that.
Zeta-Jones appears on the cover of the May 2010 issue of Allure magazine. She talks about being nude and her husband.
That’s when your dancing days and being in theater pay off. When you’re doing a quick change, you don’t give a shit who sees you.
Zeta-Jones wins the Tony Award for Best Actress (Musical) at the 64th Annual Tony Awards for portraying Desiree Armfeldt in A Little Night Music. She thanks her colleagues and husband, Michael Douglas.
I really do feel like Cinderella.
Zeta-Jones appears on the cover of People to discuss her bipolar disorder and how she suffered in silence. She also opens up about her husbands cancer.
This is a disorder that affects millions of people and I am one of them. If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it. There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help.
Zeta-Jones plays Patricia Whitmore in the film adaptation of the musical Rock of Ages. Set in the eighties, Sherrie and Drew are two young aspiring stars. They meet for the first time in the City of Angels, and decide to pursue their dreams together. Their relationship however, will come across a number of obstacles.
It’s so rewarding doing a musical. It’s hard work. It’s not like doing a Broadway play, which is really hard work … It’s endless shooting a number in a movie because of all of the camera angles and stuff like that.
Zeta-Jones plays Denise in the romantic comedy Playing for Keeps. George is a former professional soccer player who has fallen on hard times. To get back on his feet he decides to coach his son’s soccer team. He is trying to become a more responsible parent, but it is difficult when all of the soccer moms are throwing themselves at him. Co-starring Gerard Butler, Jessica Biel, Dennis Quaid and Uma Thurman.
It was new for me to go into that world, that culture, which is really is really competitive. Not just for the kids at hand, but for the moms.
Zeta-Jones plays Cathleen Hostetler in the crime drama Broken City. The mayoral elections are near and corrupt incumbent Mayor Hostetler will do what it takes to keep his position. He uses his cheating wife Cathleen, and ex-cop Billy Taggart as pawns in his game of lies and deception. Co-starring Russell Crowe and Mark Wahlberg.
The writing is spectacular. It was all the elements that you just want to see on the screen. It’s an adult movie, people talk intelligently. It’s edgy, it’s sexy.
Zeta-Jones plays Dr. Victoria Siebert in the crime thriller Side Effects. A depressed woman consults psychiatrist Dr. Jonathan Banks after an attempted suicide. The doctor prescribes a new drug to Emily for her depression. However, no one was ready for the effects the drug would have on all of their lives. Co-starring Jude Law, Channing Tatum and Rooney Mara.
It’s really hard to get into the plot of this movie, because I don’t want to be the person that does the spoil alert, because it really is a ride and our characters are complex.
Zeta-Jones plays Katja in the action comedy Red 2. Picking up where the initial Red film left off, CIA agent Frank Moses and his odd team of retired spies must ban together once again to locate a missing portable nuclear bomb, before it gets in the wrong hands. Co-starring Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malcovich, Anthony Hopkins and Mary-Louise Parker.
There’s not many movies that are made where you have this amount and this caliber of actors all in together. That was the same in Ocean’s.
Douglas and Zeta-Jones appear on the cover of People to discuss their reasons for separating after 13 years.
Michael and Catherine love each other very much, but they’re taking a break. Neither has yet made a move toward a legal separation or divorce. No legal people are involved whatsoever.
Universal Pictures releases the trailer for Dad’s Army.