Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones plays a psychiatrist in her new movie, “Side Effects,” and the star opened up to “Extra’s” Jerry Penacoli about her own battle with bipolar disorder.


Penacoli asked, “In terms of your own personal problems with this issue, will you talk to your children about it?" Zeta-Jones answered, “Sure I will, if they're even interested in it. Personal issues, I like to remain personal, but this is a disease that affects many, many people.”

She added, “In America, it’s much more open. In Britain, we have that kind of stiff upper lip, you know keep calm, carry on, get over it, what are you nuts?”

As for husband Michael Douglas’ role in the HBO movie “Behind the Candelabra,” Catherine gushed, “It’s fantastic, my husband is amazing and hey, if he had to go to bed or kiss anybody, let it be Matt Damon rather than anybody else.”

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