With more millions than she and her Oscar-winning husband Michael Douglas can spend and more homes than they could ever live in, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones says she’s “sick” of apologizing for being filthy rich.
“One thing I’m not is humble anymore. I’m sick of being humble. I really am,” Zeta-Jones said in an interview with British the newspaper The Daily Mirror. “So sorry I’m rich, so sorry I’m married to a movie star, so sorry I’m not so bad looking.”
“No sorrys. Enough. All that is important to me now is my work,” the Feud star continued. “[The] rest of my life is a joy because I’ve got two beautiful kids and a healthy, happy husband. It’s all good, and I’m not going to be humble for that either.”
The 48-year-old actress has never made a secret of her lavish wealth and lifestyle. In 2003, Zeta-Jones described how she did not consider $1 million much money and she has also spoken of her interest in “collecting” houses.
“The worst thing about having all these houses is that when I have an outfit and I think it’s going to look great with a certain pair of shoes, I remember they’re in … some place I’m not,” she said at the time. “So that’s why I have to buy duplicates.”
“I get such joy doing good work around good people and no assholes,” she added. “That’s what I love and the rest of my life is a joy because I’ve got two beautiful kids and a healthy, happy husband. And it’s all good, and I’m not going to be humble for that either!”
The Oscar-winning actress continued, “You know what it’s like — if we weren’t actors, if we were sports stars and we won an award we would go, ‘S*** yeah! That was the best work I’ve ever done! I rocked!’ As actors we are like, ‘Oh, I’m so sorry and thanks. Can I say thanks?’ No! And knowing that there’s room for all of us — especially in these days where women have to look out for women. There are enough roles for all of us, there are enough for all of us.”
However, Zeta-Jones called motherhood “the most amazing production I’ve been a part of.” She and Michael Douglas are parents to Dylan, 17, and Carys, 15, both of whom want to be actors.
“I’m so proud because they love the craft. It’s not about fame for them. They’ve been brought up around famous people, they know what that is like and they want the craft,” she revealed. “And it gives me such pride that they get it. They understand that this is not a quick fix … you know what I mean, people get plucked out of nowhere and some of them are very good and deserve to get plucked out of nowhere, but for me the craft is so important — the work, and that’s what I love about my kids.”
“They’re good, they’re so good,” she added. “I’m just truly blessed with two great citizens of the planet and I can’t wait for you all to see which way they’re going to go, because they’re going to go somewhere.”
Zeta-Jones’s marriage to Michael Douglas has long been the source of speculation. In 2013, the couple decided to live apart citing the stress caused by health problems, but later reconciled before stating that their relationship was “stronger than ever.”