Catherine Zeta-Jones' BAFTA dress is sheer heaven but it's not the only thing her fans are obsessing over

Catherine Zeta-Jones' BAFTA dress brings old Hollywood glamour into the 21st century but some fans are more interested in something else

Catherine Zeta-Jones poses during the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall on February 19, 2023 in London, England.
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Catherine Zeta-Jones' BAFTA dress stepped up to the plate in terms of red-carpet glam, which is no surprise from the routinely fabulous actor.

Sure, movie and TV award ceremonies are all about celebrating talent but let's be honest - we're just as interested in seeing the BAFTAs best dressed 2023.

The 76th British Academy Film and Television Arts was attended by a veritable who's who of the UK's most prominent talents, the Royal Family, and many stars from around the world.

The BAFTAs 2023 was an emotional night for the Prince and Princess of Wales - who shone at the event. It's not often Prince William tears up in public, but a super poignant tribute to his late grandmother pushed him over the edge.

Catherine Zeta-Jones poses during the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall on February 19, 2023 in London, England.

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Her gown comes from Lebanese-Italian fashion designer Tony Ward, who's known as “The Architect of Detail." It's a couture piece in solar yellow tulle with glittery detailing and an organza cape.

It goes without saying that Catherine Zeta-Jones' BAFTA dress was breathtaking and fashion fans couldn't get enough.

"Catherine zeta-jones. that’s it that’s the tweet," tweeted one of her admirers. "Omg! This gown is fabulous!" added another. "Me???? obssesed??? with catherine zeta-jones???? yes," commented an extra excited fan.

For lovers of fashion, it truly is all about the gowns - but other people checking out the awards had a lot to say about the Welsh actor's accent.

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The star was presenting the BAFTAs Best Film award to All Quiet On The Western Front, and a few were a little surprised by her accent. Some even suggested that there's a marked difference between her accent when she's in the US versus in the UK.

"Catherine Zeta Jones's Welsh accent dialing up to a 1000 whenever she's on UK soil gives me LIFE," tweeted one fan.

Another Twitter user, less impressed at the star's accent added, "BAFTA award just for Catherine Zeta Jones' reattempt at a Welsh accent there."

Catherine Zeta Jones visits SiriusXM at SiriusXM Studios on January 18, 2018 in New York City.

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Welsh star Catherine may be based stateside, but she's never forgotten her roots - including which team she supports.

During the World Cup, the actor shared an image of her brother and a bunch of his friends at the football tournament showing her support for her native team against her new home the US. 

"Wales! Wales! Wales! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿Tonight my family( except my husband😂) will be supporting Wales when they play USA at the World Cup! Go boys!!!!!! My brother is there for extra support! Oh, it’s a beautiful game! Good luck!!"

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Catherine Zeta-Jones revealed the secret to her happy marriage and it's easy to see that she's still happy as can be and fun-loving with her husband of over 20 years.

She spoke recently at a Burns Night celebration, an annual Scotch celebration on January 25, marking the birthday of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. The star wowed interviewer Ross King, from the Lorraine show, with her Scottish accent.

She wasn't the only one impressing the interviewer, as her American husband Michael Douglas also displayed an impressive attempt at a Scottish lilt. His wife, however, took the opportunity to mock his version of her own native tongue.

"Yes, but he sounds like that when he does a Welsh accent as well," she said, "which is a little bit disconcerting. But it's ok, it's in the Celtic family."

Aoife Hanna
Junior News Editor

Aoife is an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.

Formerly woman&home's junior news editor and a contributing writer at Bustle, her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica and EVOKE.

Her poetry features in the Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.

Outside of work you might bump into her at a garden center, charity shop, yoga studio, lifting heavy weights, or (most likely) supping/eating some sort of delicious drink/meal.