Welsh actor Catherine Zeta-Jones recently expressed her views about the 93rd Academy Awards, which is being held virtually amid the pandemic. Despite the quarantine and scaled-back festivities, the actor thinks the 2021`s broadcast will be `a a milestone`.
According to Variety, the 51-year-old multi-nominated actor has not only taken home the Oscar gold but performed for millions on the Dolby stage, twice… once while pregnant. The actor relived her previous Oscar performance in an interview with the outlet and said, “I was pregnant but not just oh you can barely notice. I had my child ten days after the Oscars.
“Singing the original song penned for the 2003 best picture winner `Chicago` with castmate Queen Latifah, Zeta-Jones had one thought while rising out of the trap door and preparing to sing, “Why am I singing for a billion people right now?” The actor quipped so that she should have been lounging and eating chocolate it`s a good thing she appeared because she also took home the Academy Award for supporting actress for her portrayal of death row dynamo, Velma Kelly.
Ten years later, she would reprise her iconic Kelly again for a celebratory performance of the musical’s iconic hit ‘All That Jazz,’ which has become a sort of theme song for her.
When asked if she hesitant to revive the jazz hands so many years later?
‘The Mask of Zorro’ star said, “Of course I was nervous. I’m nervous walking down the red carpet at the Oscars let alone getting up on stage and doing a number ten years later when I haven’t touched my toes or put on my dancing shoes and had a baby again!”
Zeta-Jones established herself in Hollywood with roles that highlighted her sex appeal, such as in the action film The Mask of Zorro (1998) and the heist film Entrapment (1999). She received acclaim for her performances as a vengeful pregnant woman in Traffic (2000) and a murderous singer in the musical Chicago (2002); for the latter she won Academy and BAFTA Awards for Best Supporting Actress.
She starred in high-profile films for much of the decade, including the black comedy Intolerable Cruelty (2003), the heist film Ocean’s Twelve (2004), the comedy The Terminal (2004), and the romantic comedy No Reservations (2007).