Michael helped promote the cause. A Perfect MurderHe asked to meet with me.” She recalled the incident to the New YorkerIt was April. When I first arrived at the hotel, I remember walking through its doors and seeing a man carrying his golf bag along his shoulders. I went, ‘OK, guess he really wants to meet me, he just walked right past me.’ I knew he was aware Antonio [Banderas, her Zorro co-star]And Melanie [Griffith, Banderas’ wife at the time]for many years and joined us for drinks and dinner. The next night, we discovered we had the same birthday.

And, famously, Douglas told Zeta-Jones—who was born on Sept. 25 just as he was, only 25 years later—right then and there that he was going to be the father of her children.

And I said, “All right. You’ve taught me a lot. It’s been a great experience to learn more about you. You were a fascinating person. Good night,'” she continued, “And I went to bed and got up at 5 a.m. I flew to London and changed planes to Aberdeen. Then, I boarded a ferry to Mull. There was also a huge bouquet with flowers that said, “I regret if you scared me.” Love, Michael Douglas.’ He said that the person who sent the flowers to Isle of Mull saved him from death. If someone says that they will father your children, even though you just met them personally, I think it’s a bit scary. He was wrong, unfortunately.

In fact, Zeta-Jones told ET in 2016 that, while she couldn’t pinpoint her favorite career moment, her all-time high was “giving birth to two of my kids, and him being the first one to hold them was pretty amazing.”