03/11/2008 AT 10:30 AM EDT
Watch out boys (and Michael Douglas): Catherine Zeta-Jones
might look sexy and svelte now, but she says her sexiest days are yet to come.
At a news conference in Sydney for her new film Death Defying Acts
, the Oscar-winning brunette beauty, 38, assured her fans that although her role in this movie is motherly, she won't shy away from sexier roles in the future.
"In my next movie, you'll be seeing a lot more of me, put it that way," she said. "You see, I haven't actually reached my sexiest point yet."
But her role as real-life mom
is clearly important to the screen siren, who added, "I am a mother so I'm not going to be rip-roaring in corsets playing a 19-year-old because I'm not. I'm 38 years old."
She also asked reporters during the news conference, "Is it hot in here or is it just me?" prompting some male members of the audience to cry out, "It's you!"