Catherine Zeta-Jones has revealed that she had a blast while shooting for her latest musical flick Rock Of Ages.
The actor said that she enjoyed bringing to life a character “very different” to her real self - a suit-wearing, church-going, staunchly conservative mayor’s wife determined to stop the “sin” of the Sunset Strip. “It was so much fun getting to play a conservative, but she has a history,” Fox News quoted her as saying.
The 42-year-old claimed that she never obsessed over rock stars herself, but aimed for something even higher. “I was working all through my teen years so unfortunately missed out on all that (groupie) behavior, but I always loved music but I was never throwing myself at rock stars. I was never a groupie,” she said.
“I always wanted to be the rock star, never the groupie,” she said.
And co-star Tom Cruise was a little out of his comfort zone top when it came to making music.
On being asked as to how did he avoid getting intimidated by taking on revered 80’s hits? “I was trying to figure out with the character how are we going to do it because I really admire those artists, then starting singing and learning what they did and I didn’t think about it,” he said.
“I just thought, ‘I’m going to throw myself into it…’ (The challenges) never ended. The dancing, the singing…” he said.
And although the hunky actor does manage to pull off a number of hot and heavy hits from Def Leppard’s Pour Some Sugar On Me to the Guns n’ Roses smash Paradise City, he maintains that no musician makes him star struck and revealed that following bands around was never his first love.
“I admire what they do. There is nothing like trying to do what they do, and I’ve developed a greater respect for them. I don’t remember what my first rock concert was; we traveled around a lot... The money I got I spent on going to see movies,” he added.