Watch: Catherine Zeta-Jones Says We All Have to Take Responsibility for Violence in the Media
But the film echoes another conversation that is currently raging in our culture – how influential is media violence in inspiring the real thing?
Catherine Zeta-Jones tells Celebuzz that ultimately, the challenge is for all of us as a society to be more careful about the way the media, and other external forces, affect the people who are most susceptible to them – namely, children.
“I think we all have to take a little bit more responsibility of what is put out there,” Zeta-Jones says. “And the consequences of what happens if it’s perceived wrong or taken for ‘complete reality’.”
That said, the actress suggests that Hollywood has become a convenient scapegoat, even though she insists that it’s vital for popular entertainment to explore serious real-life issues.
“A lot of people wag their finger at Hollywood because there’s no other answers to the question,” she says. “[But] I think it’s interesting to deal with real subjects, real crises, what happens in our culture today on film. I mean, it’s absolutely necessary.”
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