The Welsh beauty celebrates her 50th birthday this year and says that with age has come confidence and she’s never felt better.
“What shaped me as an actor, more than anything, is getting older,” she admits.
‘I’m not scared anymore’
The star – who has been open about her struggles with manic depression in the past – says there was a time when she felt completely unsure of her abilities.
“I genuinely lost my mojo,” Catherine revealed. “Somewhere along the middle I got frightened again and I started to question myself as an actor, my choices. As I matured as a woman, as a mother, as a wife, I’m not scared anymore.”
Love keeps her young
She’s flourishing in her career with a new TV web series ‘Queen America’ and in her personal life too.
On September 25 she rings in her own birthday and she’ll celebrate her husband’s 75th too. Catherine has been married to fellow actor, Michael Douglas, since 2000 and the 25-year age gap means nothing.
They looked every inch in love as they walked the red carpet at the 2018 Golden Globes where the veteran star gushed about his ‘continued love’ for his wife.
‘Happiness is the best tonic’
And, while Catherine has a plethora of beauty products on hand to keep her looking her best, she also credits something you can’t buy.
“I think happiness is the best tonic for keeping us youthful,” she said. “Being happy with who you are inside radiates on the outside.”
‘My life is a joy’
Catherine added, “Water, maintaining my pH balance, no alcohol and a thorough diet keeping my body free of any inflammation inside and out,” keep her healthy. “The real hydration comes from within. You can never drink too much water. No diet sodas!”
As for the future? Catherine is just focusing on the here and now.
“The rest of my life is a joy because I’ve got two beautiful kids and a healthy, happy husband. It’s all good.”
We certainly agree with that.