His award-winning performance in the film “Behind the Candelabra” captivated audiences around the world, so it”s no surprise that GQ decided to honor Michael Douglas naming him “Diva of the Year” in their 2013 Men of the Year issue.
During his interview with the publication, the 69-year-old actor opened up about his made for TV film and revealed his increasing frustration with the New York State justice system after his son Cameron was sentenced to jail.
Check out a few highlights from Mr. Douglas” Q&A session below. For more, be sure to visit GQ!
On his role in “Behind the Candelabra:
“I”m actually taking sort of joy, a revengeful joy, in the fact that all the studios turned [the film] down. To me it was just a reflection of how constipated and conservative the studios have become.”
On his critic”s reaction to the performance:
“Well, I”ve always felt a little underestimated, personally. I”ve got a pretty good batting average over forty years.Sometimes maybe it looked easy.”
On his separation from Catherine Zeta-Jones:
“I hope to resolve my marriage in a positive fashion.”
On his son”s imprisonment:
“I”m really turning my anger on the system, because I”m realizing just how unfair it is for so many nonviolent drug-involved criminals. While in jail, my son, initially sentenced to five years, was caught with drugs. They gave him an additional four and a half year to his sentence and put him in solitary for eleven months, and no family visits for two years. [His extra sentence for such a “slip” is] the longest by far in the history of the United States penal system.”