Catherine Zeta-Jones is eating humble pie this morning over her exuberant outburst during a her Tony Award speech, during which she made off-color comments about hubbie Michael Douglas.
Zeta-Jones, 40, took to the podium at the ceremony Sunday (June 13) to accept the best actress in a musical award for A Little Night Music.
But she stunned the crowd when she shouted out: “See that man over there? He’s a movie star, and I get to sleep with him every night.”
Zeta Jones and Douglas, 65, have two children Dylan Michael, 9, and Carys Zeta, 7, and have been married for almost ten years.
After a pregnant pause, the audience roared. Today, Zeta-Jones sheepishly said she is having second thoughts about her comments.
“It wasn’t the most elegant thing to say, was it? I was so caught up in the moment I don’t think I kne w what I was saying. I had no control over what was coming out of my mouth,” the Welsh-born actress told London’s Daily Mail.
“What I said about Michael was heartfelt, although I can’t believe I said something like that. Just can’t believe I said something as crass as that.”
The stunning beauty was also grateful her saucy comments were tame by some of the acting out that goes on at awards shows.
“Boy, I could have said something worse and then I’d really be in trouble. Mind you, the problem with saying that I get to sleep with Michael every night is that it was done on television and it’s on tape forever.”
Zeta-Jones has an extra incentive to maintain her dignity in public. She was recognized as a Commander of the British Empire at the Queen’s Birthday over the weekend.