Catherine Zeta Jones ‘Never Wanted to Be the Poster Child for’ Bipolar Disorder (VIDEO)
“You know what? I’m sick of talking about it, because I never wanted to be the poster child for this,” said Jones of her diagnosis on Friday’s Good Morning America. “I never wanted this to come out publicly. It came out [and] I dealt with it in the best way I could and that was just saying ‘Hey, I’m bipolar.’”
“Everyone has things going on and we deal with them the best we can,” she continued. “We can’t jump from the rooftops shouting about ‘I have this, look at me,’ [I’m a] victim. No, we all have issues in life. I’m really happy I have great friends and great support, that’s all I can do.”
Jones’ diagnosis of the disorder was revealed when she checked into a facility for treatment in April of 2011.
Jessica Biel and Gerard Butler. Jones plays Denise, a former sportscaster who has the hots for former soccer star turned kids’ coach, George (Butler).
“It’s a great ensemble cast,” she said. “What I loved about it [when] I read the script, Gabriele [Muccini], the director called me up and said, ‘You’ve got to play a soccer mom.’ But he’s Italian and his accent is really thick, and I went, ‘What? A soccer mom, you’ve got to be kidding me?’ but I did it.”
Playing for Keeps, which is out nationwide Friday, is only one of two movies for the actress coming out this week. The second, Lay the Favorite, will be out in limited release.
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