Michael Douglas Reveals How Catherine Zeta-Jones Supported Him On ‘America’s Burning’ Documentary (Exclusive)

Michael Douglas’ latest project is shedding light on the issues going on in the United States.

The Academy Award winning actor, executive produced and narrated “America’s Burning,” a documentary about the political divide in the U.S.

Michael exclusively told Access Hollywood at the film’s premiere that the topic had been on his mind for years.

“Well, it’s an issue that’s been really kind of really bothering me for a number of years, even before these last two elections,” he said. “The anger, the hostility that’s been building between the two parties for so long and I don’t think it comfortable or beneficial, so when David Smick, who wrote this and directed it, brought it to me to do the voice over, I was sort of relieved. It was a real sense of finally saying, ‘Ok wow.’ He also had a good reason for what the problem was besides fake news and all that, it was just the economic chasm that’s happened.”

Michael was joined on the red carpet by his two children that he shares with wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, 21-year-old Carys and 23-year-old Dylan, and revealed how his wife supported him while working on the project.

“Well, she is not an American,” he said admitting she took a back seat on this. “Which is one of the other issues, you see how fast the English get elections done. Changing elections like in three weeks. Even in France too. So hopefully we can get some ideas as to how just shorten this whole period and kind of reduce the money. Take the money out of elections, it’s getting kind of crazy.”

While on the topic of the upcoming 2024 U.S. presidential election, the 79-year-old further clarified comments he made on “The View” about President Joe Biden.

“What are my concerns? The same concerns as everybody else has,” he said rereferring to President Biden’s age. “I love the guy. I’ve been supporting him for a long time. We initially had a fundraiser at our house too and so it’s a deep concern. Maybe not so much for tomorrow but I do worry about a year from now. So, I hope we can resolve this, either he or the party can get through it.”

“America’s Burning” hits theaters July 12.

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