Date: 27th April 2001
CATHERINE ZETA JONES is worried she may be turning into her latest film character - a spoilt, egotistical power-crazed movie star.
The Welsh stunner stars alongside JULIA ROBERTS, BILLY CRYSTAL and JOHN CUSACK in AMERICA'S SWEETHEARTS (2001), playing a demanding Hollywood star who barks out orders to her assistant Roberts, publicist Crystal and estranged husband Cusack.
But the TRAFFIC (2000) actress, who is married to MICHAEL DOUGLAS, was alarmed at how easy it was for her to play the role.
Zeta-Jones laughs, "It comes a bit too easy for me, there's many times Michael says to me, 'Oh my gosh, you're turning into that character.'" The film's director JOE ROTH actually earmarked the part for Roberts - but handed it over to Zeta Jones when the NOTTING HILL (1999) star told him she'd had enough of playing movie stars. Roth says, "I gave Julia the movie star part but she said, no I've done that part before, I'd like to play the assistant." (LE/WNV/NFA)