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Catherine Zeta Jones on No reservations

Catherine Zeta Jones spills the beans on her culinary adventures in the film No Reservations as Princy Jain chats with her.

india Updated: Sep 17, 2007 13:14 IST

Cooking encounters
Before the movie, my encounters with cooking were limited. I would pass through the kitchen only if I had to go to another room.. I can cook, but I can't match Kate's (her character in No Reservations) calibre in cooking. My husband makes a mean Sunday breakfast.. a brunch. And he is brilliant at the barbecue, which I am not allowed to touch.

I was trained really well for this film; I was in the kitchen for two weeks. At first I was terrified, but I wanted to make sure that I was convincing in the kitchen.

I have cooked a little bit after the movie and I have a lot more confidence in the kitchen now.

No Reservations
When I read the script for No Reservations I did not know there was another movie, Mostly Martha. Then, of course, I thought I would not see the original, but I had to and I fell in love with it.

Why are so many chefs men? I think that men like to work with sharp objects.

Every brilliant hairdresser I have ever had has been a man and they have scissors in their hands; great chefs have knives. That is the only thing I can think of.

As told to Princy Jain

First Published: Sep 17, 2007 12:41 IST