Catherine Zeta-Jones: “It Was Scary Becoming A Mother”

She’s now a happy mom-of-two, but actress Catherine Zeta-Jones admits that the prospect of motherhood once scared her.

“It was scary becoming a mother, it’s the unknown. I was 30 when I had my first,” the Oscar-winner admits. “I wasn’t the kind of girl who always wanted babies, I never played with dolls. So I didn’t know if I had it in me.”

These days she can’t imagine life without Dylan, 9, and Carys, 7, her kids with her husband Michael Douglas.

“They crack me up. You learn so much from them every day, it’s wonderful,” Catherine says.

Though she still works – her latest film, The Rebound, hits theaters this year – she reveals that her career now takes a backseat to her family life.

“My priorities changed when I had children. I have to be passionate and committed about something if it’s going to take me away from them,” Catherine says. “I used to be able to pack my bags and go. I’m not saying I miss it at all – I’m very happy to do one movie a year and stay at home.”

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  • MamaB

    Hahaha, yeah, she’s 39! Tell us another one, Catherine! Maybe how you clean your own house, or how you’ve never done botox!

  • Anonymous

    She is 40 years old – but she does look at bit older!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah. Seriously what happened to her. She looks so old now. It seems she aged 20 years in the last 5 years.

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