Catherine Zeta-Jones Talks Joining Red 2 Cast & Rivalry With Mary-Louise Parker: ‘She Really Dislikes Me’

Catherine Zeta-Jones joined the “Red” team for the new sequel, spicing things up as a love interest to Bruce Willis (leaving rival Mary-Louise Parker none too pleased).

While the ladies get along swimmingly off-screen, Catherine said the claws came out during filming – for their characters, at least.

“She really dislikes me,” the actress told Access Hollywood of her and Mary-Louise’s on-screen relationship at the “Red 2” premiere in Los Angeles on Thursday. “She considerably dislikes me!

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“But we had so much fun because it was a female rivalry at its best,” she added.

The 43-year-old star said she’s known Bruce for years (they’ve worked together in multiple projects) and believes their friendship brings something special to the film.

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“I’ve done three movies with Bruce and I just loved it,” she said. “And when I watched the [movie] the other day for the first time, it just kind of jumps from the screen how much fun we’re having and the audience will have a lot of fun watching it.”

The actress hinted she’s hoping to come back for a third installment, as she enjoyed working with the talented cast.

“I’m not saying what happens to me, but that I’m able to be a part of it,” she said, when asked if she’d be willing to return for a possible “Red 3”. “I couldn’t have dreamt of a [better] ensemble cast. They are so cool and well prepared, so it was just fun.

“Red 2,” which also stars John Malkovich and Helen Mirren, hits theaters on July 19.

-- Erin O’Sullivan

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