Saturday 18 November 2017

Jones in Tony Award triumph

Catherine Zeta Jones. Photo: Getty Images
Catherine Zeta Jones. Photo: Getty Images

Sherna Noah

Catherine Zeta Jones thanked her film star husband -- who she gets to "sleep with every night" -- when she picked up a gong at the Tony Awards.

The 40-year-old Hollywood star won best lead actress in a musical just days after being made a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

"See that man there?" the star said, pointing to Michael Douglas. "He's a movie star and I get to sleep with him every night!"

Dressed in a light blue off-the-shoulder gown, the hoarse actress told the audience: "My family are very important to me. My parents came all the way from Wales. I'd like to thank them for making me the person I am today -- I do forgive you."

Jones won her first-ever Tony for her role as an amorous actress in the revival of 'A Little Night Music', which also stars Angela Lansbury and is directed by Sir Trevor Nunn.

US stars Scarlett Johansson and Denzel Washington also picked up gongs on the night.

Irish Independent

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