Catherine Zeta-Jones loves raising her teenage children.

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones

The 47-year-old actress - who has Dylan, 16, and Carys, 13, with her husband Michael Douglas - thinks it is very "exciting" being a mother to two teenagers.

Speaking on The Today Show, she said: "I love it. And I'm still waiting for ... I kind of preempted the roll-your-eyes teenage years. I love it. I just love the kind of freshness of the ... it's all so exciting to me. I was working when I was my son's age.

"I was in the theatre, and I look at him, and I go, 'Wow, I was working when I was your age.' So I'm just enjoying this time, learning a whole bunch of stuff that I didn't know."

Meanwhile, Catherine previously revealed her children would love to follow in their parents' footsteps and become actors.

She shared: "You know, I know it's going to be hard for them because they've got their grandfather, Kirk [Douglas], they've got me, they have Michael. But they so inherently love it and they're good! They go to summer camp every year - they do like three musicals and straight plays - and they love it.

"I've had a wonderful life in this business, so if they want to do it, they know the hardships and the percentages of who makes it and who doesn't. I just think that they've got the talent and I know that they have the drive."

And Catherine previously described herself as a "dance mom".

She added: "I have a confession to make ... As I tell the truth for the first time in public, I am a dance mom. And I'm proud of it! And I'm proud to share it with you.

"And I love being a dance mom. I have to say I see it first-hand as my daughter partakes in the NYC Dance Alliance workshops ... and I love to watch those kids, and I love to see what they get, the nurturing, the fantastic amount of talented teachers."

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