KCS Presse/Splash News Online
08/31/2013 at 10:00 AM EDT
Ring it on!
Despite reps confirming that Michael Douglas
, 68, and Catherine Zeta-Jones
, 43, "are taking some time apart
to evaluate and work on their marriage," the actor was photographed wearing his wedding ring at a press conference for his film Behind the Candelabra
in Deauville, France, on Saturday.
"He was adorable," a source tells PEOPLE. "He was simply amazed at how well received the film was. I think this is really the first real audience screening since Cannes and he was awed."
Douglas, who the source says "was in an exceptional mood," was very friendly to the other people in attendance.
"He was very comfortable to be around," the source says. "Very nice and gracious with the other guests at the table of honor and those who came over to speak with. After the banquet, Douglas returned to the Hotel Royal, joining a few friends in the quiet lobby bar."
Douglas first met Zeta-Jones
in Deauville, where he is currently staying for the city's film festival.
"On the red carpet he mentioned that Deauville was where he met his wife," the source says. "It's probably a very good thing that he's here."