ress Catherine Zeta Jones has revealed that she was forced to sleep in a cupboard when she first arrived in Los Angeles to start her acting career.
The Welsh actress moved to the US in the mid-90s to launch her career and was initially staying at a friend’s large Malibu house. She was scared to stay at the huge home on her own so she started sleeping in a cupboard.
“When I first arrived in Los Angeles I stayed at my friend’s big house in Malibu for a while. Every night I’d lie awake listening to all the creaks and funny little noises the house makes,” contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.
“Then one night the gates began swinging for no reason. When you close them they automatically latch, but not this night. It was definitely a bit creepy, especially when you live on your own like I did. So I hid I was so scared that I slept in a cupboard!” she added.
However, the 41-year-old star admits it was hard work getting her first big break in Hollywood.
“There’s an unbelievable hierarchy out there. If you’re not on a certain rung of the ladder you don’t even get to read the material. I try not to rely on any kind of beauty. That’s why I try to put a certain oomph into my performances, some fun and physicality. I want to be here for the long run,” she said.