The first teaser trailer for Diana has been released today!
Hello Naomi fans! Sorry for the shortage of updates here recently – real life has become busy, and as wonderful as Naomi is, she’s had to take a back seat for a while. This may continue for a while, but be sure I will update as often as I can.
I have now caught up with adding photos from all the events Naomi has attended in the past couple of months. Read through this post for a rundown of those appearances…
Naomi and Liev looked cool and casual at a benefit event for Stuart House, a program to support sexually abused children:
Naomi mingled with fellow Aussie actress Abbie Cornish and a variety of stylists at THR’s Stylists Luncheon. Naomi’s stylist, Jeanann Williams, dressed her in a blue and white floral print dress by Erdem, with nude Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ pumps and a nude Valentino ‘Rockstud’ clutch. Read more about the Stylists issue here.
Naomi, Matt Dillon and director Laurie Collyer premiered their new movie Sunlight Jr. at the Tribeca Film Festival. Naomi wore a patterned Alexander McQueen dress with Monique Péan earrings. More on this premiere and movie coming soon!
Naomi made the Children’s Museum of Art Spring Benefit a family affair, taking her kids, sister-in-law and niece to the event in New York City! See the cute family photos below!
Diana was screened privately at the recent Cannes Film Festival to attract buyers, and Naomi was in town to help promote the movie. She attended a gala event hosted by Swiss watch company IWC Schaffhausen, and looked so beautiful in a black floral tea-length dress by Dolce & Gabbana, with earrings from Aurélie Bidermann. I love this look on her! More on Diana coming soon.
Naomi sported a Burberry top and skirt with Proenza Schouler heels for last weeks Up2U’s Inaugural Gala in New York City. Naomi posed with Sienna Miller on the red carpet. Up2Us is an organisation aiming to tackle the problems facing youth today through an increased involvement in sport. Read more about them in the event press release further down this post, and on their official website.
• Up2Us Inaugural Gala x43
The Hollywood Reporter recently dedicated an issue to the most powerful stylists in Hollywood. Naomi and her stylist (and sister-in-law – Ben’s wife) Jeanann Williams were featured. Interesting trivia: Jeanann had only been a stylist for 7 months before Naomi hired her.
THR Ranks Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists
This story first appeared in the March 29 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
At this year’s Oscars, a couple of darts stole the little gold man’s thunder. Anne Hathaway’s last-minute wardrobe swap to a pink satin Prada dress that accentuated certain points of her anatomy made her arrival the most-tweeted moment on the red carpet (#LesNipplerables) and got more attention in the days to follow than her supporting actress win. Despite this misstep, stylist Rachel Zoe (No. 3 on THR’s Power Stylist List) landed a win with her other Oscar client, best actress winner Jennifer Lawrence, whose intricate Dior Haute Couture gown wowed viewers (and caused a near face-plant as Lawrence walked up to the stage, though she recovered charmingly).
Check out this interview Naomi gave to Zach Galifianakis at FunnyOrDie.com during the recent awards season:
Between Two Ferns: Oscar Buzz Edition Part 1
Episode 14: Zach Galifianakis sits down with Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Watts & Amy Adams who are getting all the buzz during this Oscar season.
The Gallery has been updated with various new photoshoots from 2012 and 2013, including additions from Naomi’s recent shoot for Grazia magazine, a beautiful shot taken during Cannes last year, and a previously unseen photoshoot taken last year to promote The Impossible. Big thanks to my friend Jennifer for the Grazia pictures.
Naomi Watts’ Diana biopic to open on September 5th… just days after the sixteenth anniversary of princess’s death
The feature film about Princess Diana’s torrid love affair with a heart surgeon will have its world premiere in London just days after the sixteenth anniversary of her death.
Diana, which stars Naomi Watts in the title role, will have a big Leicester Square gala on September 5.
Watts will attend, alongside Naveen Andrews, who portrays Dr Hasnat Khan the Pakistani specialist she used to smuggle into Kensington Palace in the boot of her butler Paul Burrell’s car.
The picture focuses, mainly, on how Diana met Hasnat when visiting a friend in hospital.
The film, according to those who have seen an unfinished print, suggests that the doctor was the love of Diana’s life.
Indeed, Watts told the Daily Mail the romance between the two unlikely lovers ‘was Diana’s last stab at happiness’.
She added: ‘He didn’t want anything, just her.’
But the movie, directed by acclaimed German film-maker Oliver Hirschbiegel, suggests that Diana’s desire for Hasnat was insatiable and that she rang him continuously – even when he was in the operating theatre insisting that he take the phone call.
Watts said that she’s both ‘nervous and excited’ about portraying Diana.
‘I don’t look like her and I’m certainly not impersonating her. I’m hoping to catch the essence of her’, the actress said.
The film will go on general release in the UK on September 20 following its September 5 gala and screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Congratulations to Naomi for scoring a nomination for Choice Movie Actress: Drama for The Impossible at the Teen Choice Awards!
Choice Movie Actress: Drama
Halle Berry, “The Call”
Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
Carey Mulligan, “The Great Gatsby”
Emma Watson, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”
Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
The winners will be announced during the ceremony to be held on August 11th. The ceremony will be broadcast live on Fox, at 8-10pm. THR report that hosts, performers, presenters and additional nominees will be announced shortly.
Naomi Watts’ ‘Diana’ Picked Up For U.S. By Entertainment One
Entertainment One has acquired U.S. rights to “Diana,” the Princess Diana movie starring Naomi Watts, from Embankment Films and Ecosse Films.
eOne said it will release “Diana,” — which focuses on the last two years of her life — late this year, indicating that it will probably launch an awards campaign. It also plans major releases in the U.K., Canada and Spain.
Footage was shown to buyers at Cannes last week.
“We are thrilled to be bringing Diana home from Cannes,” said eOne’s Dylan Wiley. “’Diana’ will give audiences worldwide a chance to not only fall in love with the Princess all over again, but also discover a part of her life up until now kept out of the public eye.”
The film is produced by Ecosse Films’ Robert Bernstein and Douglas Rae. “Diana,” directed by “Downfall” helmer Oliver Hirschbiegel, is currently in post-production.
Written by Stephen Jeffreys, the movie explores the Princess Diana’s relationship with heart surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan, portrayed by Naveen Andrews (“Lost”).
The acquisition of “Diana” comes with eOne continuing to amp up its U.S. distribution operations. Upcoming releases include Jim Mickle’s “We Are What We Are,” Brian de Palma’s “Passion” and Sergio Castellitto’s “Twice Born.”
The deal was negotiated by Tim Haslam for Embankment Films and Ecosse Films and Jo Sweby for eOne.
Continuing our film screencapture updates, we now have over 750 HD screencaptures from The Impossible! I don’t think I need to say what an incredible performance Naomi put in – as did the other actors – and the film itself is just heartrending. Definitely one of my favourites of Naomi’s! Enjoy our HD screencaptures:
To kick off some big updates here today, I have added HD screencaptures from Naomi’s recent role in Movie 43! The movie was a collection of short segments showing different characters, with Naomi and Liev playing parents who home-school their teenage son. Their 5 minute segment was hilarious and totally awkward, and (needless to say) my favourite part of the film … I would’ve loved to have seen more of their story!
Check out the HD screencaps of Naomi as Samantha in Movie 43 in our Gallery: