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Zeta-Jones to discuss bipolar with children

Catherine Zeta-Jones is open to conversing with her two children about her experience with bipolar disorder.

The 43-year-old actress was treated for the condition back in 2011 following husband Michael Douglas's diagnosis with throat cancer.

During an interview with Extra to promote her new film Side Effects, the star was asked if she planned on talking about her personal issues with Dylan, 11 and eight-year-old Carys.

"Sure I will, if they're even interested in it," she said.

"Personal issues, I like to remain personal, but this is a disease that affects many, many people.

"In America, it's much more open. In Britain, we have that kind of stiff upper lip, you know keep calm, carry on, get over it, what are you nuts?"

The star ironically plays a psychiatrist in the new movie which follows a successful New York couple - Emily and Martin - whose world unravels when a new anti-anxiety drug has unexpected side effects.

Meanwhile, Catherine's husband Michael will next be seen playing Liberace in HBO TV movie Behind the Candelabra which explores the late entertainer's relationship with toy boy Scott Thorson, played by Matt Damon.

"It's fantastic, my husband is amazing and hey, if he had to go to bed or kiss anybody, let it be Matt Damon rather than anybody else," laughed the actress.

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