Catherine Zeta-Jones Explosion at Celebrity Criticism: ‘I Won’t Apologize for My Money!’ | Celebrity News | Showbiz and television
Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas are one of Hollywood’s most established power couples with an incredible combined net worth of $350m (£318m). The Entrapment star, who turns 53 on September 25, has sadly said £1million isn’t a lot of money. The all-star couple are said to have a large property portfolio across the globe as well as an expensive art collection.
Zeta-Jones, who has an individual net worth of $150m (£135m), explained in 2018 that she would no longer apologize to critics for talking about her earnings and her immense pride for his children.
The Mirror reported in 2018 that the star said she was ‘sick of being humble’ adding: ‘So sorry I’m rich, so sorry I’m married to a movie star, so sorry I’m not that bad.
“Sufficient. All I care about now is my job.
The Terminal actress said she refuses to be humble about her love for her career and her family, saying “my life is a joy.”
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Zeta-Jones revealed that their children, Carys, 19, and Dylan, 22, intend to follow in their parents’ footsteps in the entertainment world.
The siblings are the third generation of Douglas actors, as their father Michael and grandfather Kirk were renowned entertainers in their respective times.
The proud mum added that it was clearly not the glory the kids were looking for with their career choices, as they grew up experiencing the good and bad that comes with it.
She gushed: “They want the job because it’s what they love. And it gives me such pride that they get it. They understand that it’s not a magic bullet. They are so good.
“I can’t wait for you all to see which way they’re going because they’re going to go somewhere, I’m telling you.”
The Swansea-born star didn’t have the Hollywood childhood that her husband did, as the child of a seamstress and sweet factory boss in Mumbles.
Zeta-Jones received her breakout role aged 22 on ITV, as Mariette in The Darling Buds of May.
The series brought him national recognition but also caught the eye of American entertainment executives, who later offered him roles in The Mask of Zorro and Entrapment.
In just a few years, the starlet had gone from a relatively unknown actress to Hollywood stardom and had also found her future husband.
She married Douglas in 2000 when their son Dylan was three months old.
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Incredibly, the star was actually pregnant with his daughter when she filmed one of her most iconic roles as the villainous Velma in the musical Chicago.
The actress reportedly had a lookalike that would be filmed from behind and Zeta-Jones was mostly filmed from the waist up, leaving many fans completely unaware she was pregnant.
Her performance as Velma also won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Since then, she has gone from strength to strength in her career and has enjoyed arguably one of the most stable relationships in modern Hollywood.
This is her justification for her adamant refusal to apologize for flaunting and enjoying what she currently has, adding, “For many years we have all been victims of the fact that we have all become so humble.
“If you were a sports star and you won an award, you’d say, ‘S*** yeah, that was the best job I’ve ever done, I shook!’. While the actors are like, ‘Oh I’m so sorry and thank you, can I say thank you?’.
The Tony Award winner also noted that she went through a period where she questioned herself, her acting choices and her career in the industry as a whole. However, she claimed it was getting older that helped.
She said: “I started so young and succeeded, because I was fearless. There was no questioning, wondering what people would think.
“Somewhere in the middle, I got scared again and started to question myself as an actor, my choices.
“As I have matured as a woman, as a mother, as a wife, I am no longer afraid.”