If you've been wondering where Michael Douglas has been, speculate no further. In a recent interview for his latest film The Sentinel, he told ComingSoon.net what he's been doing in his down time:
"I've been gone about three years, and I haven't done anything for three years except enjoy being home. The twenty-five year difference with my wife, who's in her prime, allows me to comfortably say, 'Honey, go for it. Go do what you want to go do.' I think that's one of the advantages of having age – I've been there, done it. I like working, but my priorities have changed. Whereas earlier in your career ambition is what you lead with first, your career is first, your family is second, I think for me now the family is first."
Well he's definitely ready to get back to work and he's got about six projects in the works to prove it. "It was time to get out of the house," Douglas said.
Right now, he is currently sporting a beard for his upcoming film The King of California. "I kind of call it a bipolar dark comedy. I play a southern California jazz musician of no real repute, who's had a pretty ragged life and a breakdown. The picture starts with me coming out of a nut house. Evan Rachel Wood is playing my daughter, and [during] my time in there, I think I've discovered there's a Spanish treasure here. Of course, she's looking at me like, 'I guess that time in there did you a lot of good," but [I] persuade her and convince her that there may be enough truth to it, and it's our pursuit of this treasure," Douglas explains.
If that wasn't enough, he's even thinking about doing another film with his beautiful wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones. "We've got one picture we're thinking kind of the spirit of 'Romancing the Stone' we might all do together, but we wouldn't be lovers, I'd be the adversarial part, she'd have her love interest, and I'd be there kind of stirring the pot."
He has a few other things in development which he didn't want to comment on, but you can catch him this summer in You, Me and Dupree with Kate Hudson, Owen Wilson and Matt Dillon. In the meantime, you can check Douglas out in The Sentinel which hits theatres April 21. Look for more on that thriller soon.