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Catherine Zeta-Jones to perform at Oscars

Updated: Jan 28, 2013, 16:55 PM IST

Melbourne: Actress Catherine Zeta-Jones will be taking part in an Oscars night tribute to movie musicals.

Zeta-Jones, who won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2003 for her part in `Chicago`, says she is "absolutely terrified" by the prospect of taking part in the tribute.

While promoting her cerebral thriller `Side Effects`, the actress joked she may need to try some of the pills that form the basis of the new movie to get through a live Oscars performance, reported Herald Sun.

But the 43-year-old added the musicals tribute could be "great fun".

"I don`t quite know the exact capacity in which I will be at the Oscars, but I`ll be there, put it that way. I don`t quite know exactly what I`m doing," she said.

`X-Men` star Hugh Jackman is high on the list of those tipped to join her.

Inspired by the success of `Les Miserables`, nominated for eight Oscars, including Best Actor for Jackman, the producers of the Academy Awards ceremony announced that the big night will feature a tribute to musicals from recent years including `Chicago` and `Dreamgirls`.

"The musical as a motion picture genre has had a remarkable renaissance in the last decade," producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan said in a statement.

Meryl Streep, Jennifer Hudson and John Travolta are the other names rumoured to be taking part in the tribute.

It is also expected that the `Les Miserables` cast, including Anne Hathaway and Samantha Barks, will perform a medley or ensemble song from the movie.

And it has been confirmed that British nominee Adele will perform her Bond theme song from `Skyfall`.