Los Angeles, April 22: Oscar-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones says on substantial women-related roles in Hollywood,when good writers cannot get a “great character-driven piece put on celluloid” they put it on TV.
When asked about juicy roles for women over 40 in television, Zeta-Jones said: “Yes, absolutely absolutely”.
“When good writers cannot get a great, character driven piece put on celluloid and put into theatres you put it on TV. The big example was my husband (Michael Douglas) doing Liberace in TV movie ‘Behind the Candelabra’ on HBO,” Welsh actress added.
The 47-year-old actress, said that people were not ready to make “Behind the Candelabra” into movie.
The “legend of zorro” actress said: “They would never make that into a movie. And also (Steven) Soderbergh and Michael (Douglas) and Matt Damon wanted the time on TV to explore the characters. Not do a zip around the life within 90 minutes. It’s a luxury to have time on TV. And for the character driven roles or pieces that’s where they are.”
The actress added: “For years there was stigma for movie actresses and theatre actresses. Oh, they’re on stage, they’re big, they’re not movie stars. I had it when I was in musical comedy in the west end in London. I was known as a showgirl. I couldn’t get an audition for a BBC play on One because I was a show girl.”