Catherine Zeta-Jones: I Based My 'Rock of Ages' Character on Michele Bachmann

The actress dishes to iVillage about channeling the conservative congresswoman, and reveals her worst '80s fashion faux pas

 

In the buzz-worthy movie musical Rock of Ages, Catherine Zeta-Jones plays a blazer-wearing, ultra-conservative politician's wife who's determined to shut down the city's wild rock club. And the actress admits that she used a certain real-life congresswoman as inspiration for her comedic role.

"I kind of had a Michele Bachmann moment," Zeta-Jones, 42, tells iVillage exclusively. "She'll hate me for the rest of my life, but I did."

The actress loved traveling back in time for the fun-filled film (in theaters June 15), but she's not a fan of everything that came out of the infamous decade.

"Eighties music lives on, and we love it -- but '80s fashion? I am sorry," she says. "Please, fashion designers. Don't do a retro '80s look!"

Watch our exclusive video interview to find out what Zeta-Jones' biggest fashion missteps were in the '80s and why she feels like a "frustrated rocker" inside.

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