Movie beauty Catherine Zeta-Jones plans to act opposite husband MICHAEL DOUGLAS again - because she respects him as an actor.

The OSCAR-winning beauty, 34, hopes to work with Douglas, 59, but realises the audience will have preconceptions about the credibility of any on-screen union.

Zeta-Jones says, "We were both in TRAFFIC, which was wonderful, but we weren't in any scenes together.

"Quite honesty, if Michael wasn't my husband, I would still love to work with Michael Douglas, the actor.

"You really do have to find the right thing because everyone is watching. It's a very hard thing for an audience to get over thinking, 'Oh, they're up on the screen and they're married, too.'"

25/08/2004 14:03