Our lovely Naomi Watts celebrates her 45th birthday today, and we’d like to wish her a very Happy Birthday! We hope her boys treat her more than usual on her special day today, and that the year ahead brings her more success and happiness. Thanks for sharing your talent with us, Naomi!
Naomi joined her friends Stella McCartney and Gwyneth Paltrow to celebrate Stella & Gwyneth’s new capsule collection at a garden party in the Hamptons recently. Gwyneth has posted about the English-themed party at her Goop website, and describes Naomi as the ‘badminton champ’! Check out pics in our Gallery, and a short video of the afternoon further down this post.
To celebrate our first capsule collection with Stella McCartney, we threw an English Garden Party in the Hamptons. With lawn games and British snacks and drinks to pass around, we spent the afternoon celebrating with family and friends.
Naomi is on the cover of the Labour Day (August 30th) issue of US regional magazine Hamptons. It comes with a beautiful new photoshoot and an conversational interview with Naomi’s good friend and We Don’t Live Here Anymore co-star Laura Dern. It’s a good read, and I particularly liked reading them talk about St Vincent and their hobbies. Scans and the photoshoot are both in the Gallery for you. You can read the interview through the scans or at the official Hamptons website.
I was just browsing Liev Schreiber’s Twitter, and noticed a particularly cute (re)tweet … back in June when Liev’s new show premiered in the US, Naomi’s brother Ben tweeted a pic of Naomi and Liev settling down to watch the show!
— Ben Watts (@WattsUpPhoto) July 1, 2013
Naomi Watts’s Kids Follow Her Eating Habits
Naomi Watts is a pin-thin actress, but she says she doesn’t get that way from depriving herself of good food.
“Luckily, I have fairly good genetics, but I do exercise,” she told PEOPLE on Wednesday (March 13th) at The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists luncheon in West Hollywood.
“I really do enjoy my food. I don’t starve myself, because if I start denying myself, that’s when I want to eat most of all. It’s fine. I’ve pretty much always been this size. It’s more about just staying in shape.”
But she admits – as she grabs for a cookie at the Soho House-held event – that awards season put a little more pressure on her to maintain a flawless physique.
“It’s so good to be able to eat [what I want] again,” the Erdem-clad The Impossible star said with a laugh. “I probably exercised more during [awards season] than I would normally. You’re showing your arms. At my age you have to work a little harder, it’s true.”
The actress, 44, has raised her two little ones Sasha, 5 and Kai, 4, to take on some of the same lifestyle habits as herself and partner, Liev Schreiber.
“The good thing is I always eat dinner early because I eat it with my kids,” she says. “We travel a lot. I’m not going to go to Paris and push a salad around my plate. I’m going to Paris to have bread and treats and good wine.”
“I like to live! We eat healthy, but if we’re on the road, we’re pulling over and getting what’s available.”
Nicole Kidman, the best actress Oscar winner in 2002 has said that she doesn’t want Oscar favourite Jennifer Lawrence to win the award, instead plumping for pal Naomi Watts and Emmanuelle Riva as joint winners come the awards on Saturday.
Speaking at the gala screening of her new movie the actress revealed that she wants to see the pair grab the joint honours, despite most Oscar watchers thinking that the battle will be between Silver Linings Playbook star Jen and Zero Dark Thirty’s Jessica Chastain.
“Oh Naomi, I’d like it to be a double winner because I’d love to see Emmanuelle Riva [win] because I think it’s her 86th birthday but I’d like to see Nay win as well, but I’d like it to be the first time in history that it’s a complete tie,” Nicole told EntertainmentWise.
Liev Schreiber, Naomi Watts Say Red Carpet Is No Date Night
Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts do enjoy stepping out to an awards show – but it’s not exactly a romantic evening away from the kids.
“It’s not really what I would call a date night. It’s a good room of people,” Watts, 44, told PEOPLE Sunday on the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where she was a nominee for outstanding female lead actor for her role in the film The Impossible.
WATCH THE RED CARPET VIDEO INTERVIEW
“It’s great seeing my wife dressed up,” Schreiber, 45, said, after being asked about how fabulous she looked, sparkling in a strapless gown by Marchesa, set off with Christian Louboutin heels, a Salvatore Ferragamo clutch and Fabergé earrings.
Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts Want to Work Together, Can’t Find Right Movie Project
The last and only time Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts appeared in a movie together was in the 1991 indie Flirting.
Considering what besties they are, one would think they would have reunited on the big screen by now.
Sadly, they haven’t. But it’s not like they don’t want to.
“We’re looking,” Kidman told me at the Producers Guild of America Awards.
In fact, Watts added, “We’ve been looking for a long time now. But both of us have…picky tastes. It has to be the right piece.”
Kidman pleaded with a smile, “Somebody think of something, please!”
Not that the two aren’t busy enough. Both just wrapped films in which they play two of the most iconic princesses in modern history. Kidman stars as Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco and Watts as Princess Diana in Diana.
“You said we were going to have a princess party,” Kidman said to Watts.
Watts quickly responded, “I was joking, but maybe we’ll have a tea party kind of thing.”
Naomi Watts Came Face To Face With Poisonous Creatures In Thailand
Oscar nominee NAOMI WATTS put her family in danger on the set of new movie THE IMPOSSIBLE by insisting they join her in Thailand.
The Australian actress plays a real-life survivor of the 2004 Asian tsunami and chose to live in a rebuilt apartment destroyed by the disaster with her partner Liev Schreiber and their children during the shoot.
It wasn’t the fear of another tsunami that terrified the actress, but the thought of all the poisonous animals that could attack her kids.
She explains, “We were staying in this little kind of villa and before you would go in, you would take off your shoes and lay them in a basket.
“I came out (one day) and there was a snake coiled up in my ballet slipper and I saw it and it had those bright colours that you know that are bad, poisonous… and I saw one of the housekeepers close by… and she came up and looked at it and screamed, ‘Go inside, lock the door…’
“Frogs are also poisonous over there… and there was one in Liev’s shoe and he was going out running and you can’t really see in a sneaker can you…? You just put it on… For probably the most masculine man… I’ve never heard such a girly sound.”
Naomi Watts reveals Oscars prep
Naomi Watts says the best thing to do in Los Angeles during awards season is “to go swim in the sea”.
The star has been nominated for a best actress award at next month’s Oscars for her role in The Impossible.
The native Australian revealed her best-kept secret for pre-ceremony prepping is to return to her roots by heading for a dip in the sea.
“[My best kept secret about LA during awards season is...] If I have time to go swim in the sea, it is always the best thing,” Naomi revealed to the US edition of Vanity Fair. “But often there isn’t the time, so I would say eight glasses of water a day and get as much sleep as you can get. Also small meals throughout the day – carry nuts in your purse.”