Matt Damon and Michael Douglas Go ’70s For HBO’s Liberace Film ‘Behind the Candelabra’ (PHOTOS)
Sporting a feathered wig, pastel shirt and polyester trousers on the Beverly Hills set, 41-year-old Damon looked a far cry from his days as Jason Bourne; he plays Liberace’s lover, Scott Thorson.
And what about Douglas?
The Oscar winner, 67, looked the spitting image of the flamboyant piano player – who became a Las Vegas legend – wearing dark glasses, a yellow suit and a patterned shirt.
During filming, the two re-enacted the early days of Liberace and Thorson’s romance, which started when the latter was just 17. The film is based on Thorson’s book Behind the Candelabra: My Life With Liberace and takes a look into the couple’s five-year relationship, which Thorson says ended due to the musician’s sexual promiscuity and drug addiction.
Douglas’ wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, 42, recently opened up about catching her husband cross-dressing to get into his new role.
“Michael has been in the bedroom and started putting on my diamonds and things,” she told Extra. “I’m like, ‘Michael, please take off those pants. Take ‘em off baby. Come on, give me back my rocks.”
She later admitted she was only joking about his bizarre bedroom antics, saying: “I’m kidding. He wishes he could wear my underwear. If only he could fit in them.”
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