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Sydney eats out of Catherine Zeta-Jones's hand

Article from: The Courier-Mail

March 10, 2008 11:00pm

AGE and motherhood has not dimmed the light that blinded Michael Douglas and makes Catherine Zeta-Jones a Hollywood sex siren.

And at 38, she says her sexiness has yet to peak.

Stepping out at the Sydney premiere of her new film last night, it was easy to believe her. The Welsh screen goddess set pulses racing where ever she went.

Promoting Death Defying Acts, with co-stars Guy Pearce and Saoirse Ronan, Zeta-Jones wasn't short of admirers.

At the film's red carpet premiere at the State Theatre, the brunette beauty stopped traffic to meet hundreds of fans whistling and chanting her name.

Earlier in the day, she impressed even the most jaded members of the media.


 Commenting on the stuffy atmosphere during a news conference at the Sydney Opera House she asked: ``Is it hot in here or is it just me?''.

``It's you!'' cried some of the males in the media contingent. ``I didn't plan that,'' Zeta-Jones laughed.

The Oscar-winner has two children with husband Michael Douglas, and Death Defying Acts sees Zeta-Jones stepping into a motherly role on screen.

``Obviously, my career is expanding and I am a mother and so I'm not going to be rip-roaring in corsets playing a 19-year-old because I'm not, I'm 38 years old,'' she told reporters.

``I'm actually really lucky and glad these other roles have come along and I can play a mother.''

But, she said, she wasn't about to abandon sexy roles altogether.

``In my next movie, which is an untitled movie at the moment, you'll be seeing a lot more of me, put it that way,'' she said.

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``I'm not going to be playing old grannies anytime soon.

``You see, I haven't actually reached my sexiest point yet.''

Zeta-Jones laughed off rumours that she brushed her teeth with strawberries and kept her hair in top condition by treating it with caviar.

``Anyone that thinks I'm dumb enough to put caviar in my hair ... it goes right in my stomach thanks very much,'' she said.

After batting off the advances of comedian Merrick Watts with a reminder - ``I'm a married woman'' - the Hollywood star relented when he presented her with a bouquet of daisies and a box of chocolates.

``I nicked down to the servo on the way here today,'' Watts told Zeta-Jones.

``Thank you very much. Do I get a kiss?,'' she asked, before planting one on the radio host's cheek.

Zeta-Jones is in Sydney for only a few days but said she hoped to make a movie in Australia some day.

``I did a movie here years and years ago playing a little part in The Phantom, and I really loved working here,'' she said.

``I really got to see a bit of Australia so I would love to come back and do a movie some time.''


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Sydney in Zeta-Jones swoon
SYDNEY swooned over Hollywood royalty when Catherine Zeta-Jones stepped upon the red carpet for the premiere of Gillian Armstrong's Death Defying Acts.

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Boy I am very happy that the caviar goes in her stomach and not in her hair. Teeth are white and not pink with strawberries! Happy to see Grandpop Kirk being helpful to Sexy Mom and I am looking forward to seeing Catherine play Lana Turner and keeping it in the family!

Posted by: mas of Florham NJ 11:14am today

Age and motherhood dim other women's "brightness" then? How nice.

Posted by: RH of Ipswich 4:42pm March 11, 2008

I don't see it

Posted by: Waddles of Brisbane 4:21pm March 11, 2008

Those of us old enough to remember - especially the Poms amongst us - will recall a ravishing young Catherine Zeta-Jones in the Britcom "Darling Buds of May" where she played a jail bait young woman in rural Kent. We tipped her then for great things and she has not disappointed.

Posted by: Seneca of 3:07pm March 11, 2008

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