When Catherine Zeta-Jones appeared on The View yesterday to promote her new film Rock Of Ages (in theaters now), she also used the opportunity to speak briefly, but candidly, about her recent struggles with bipolar disorder. Watch the video and get more deets inside.
Clip: Catherine Zeta-Jones on The View
You guys may remember, back in 2009 Catherine’s step-son (Michael Douglas’s son from his 23-year marriage to Diandra Douglas) was arrested for selling crystal meth. In April 2010 Cameron Douglas (who also struggled with a heroin addiction) was sentenced to 5 years, and he’s now doing his time in a minimum security prison. His girlfriend was arrested shortly afterwards for smuggling heroine. In light of his troubles and her husband Michael Douglas’ health issues (he is now cancer-free) Zeta-Jones found herself under a good deal of stress which amplified her bipolar disorder.
Catherine Zeta-Jones is awfully talented; she rocked my world in Chicago and she (and her character’s amazing wardrobe) made Ocean’s Twelve worth seeing. Bipolar disorder is not uncommon at all, but it can be an isolating disease and I’m pleased that she opened up about it, if only for a moment.
Learn more about the disease here.
Watch her full interview on The View below: