Catherine Zeta-Jones said she met Freddie Mercury “many, many times.””I was in a show called 42nd Street, and I was 17/18 years old, playing the lead role,” she said. “Freddie used to love tap dancing, love the show, and he used to come and see me in the show and sit quite regularly, like … once every two and half months. He used to sit in the royal box and come backstage and say hi, and so I feel very blessed to have met such a wonderful artist and showman,” she added.Zeta-Jones recalled a night when Mercury encouraged her to pursue acting.”He said to me, ‘What do you want to do now?’ Because my dream had been fulfilled in being in a show in London. I said, ‘I want to go to America and do straight acting, like be in films maybe,'” she said. “He said, ‘Good luck, kid.’ And then he said, ‘Just keep your head on your shoulders.'”“Love and miss you Freddie”The beautiful photos of Freddie Mercury with a very young, Catherine Zeta-Jones and actress Jill Gascoine during a party for the new cast of the musical ’42nd Street’ in London, 7th April 1987. The color picture was taken by Dave Hogan/Getty Images and the other two were taken by Tom Wargacki