Back in October of last year, Naomi was on the cover of US fashion magazine Allure, and I have now added a full set of scans from it for you. The cover is slightly photoshopped, but the photos inside are gorgeous, and I really like the page in the spread in which Naomi talks about various pictures/events/films from her past. We also have the photoshoot pictures and shots from behind the scenes of the shoot in our Gallery.
Over at Allure.com you can see more of their coverage of Naomi’s cover, and there is a video of the shoot there (and further down this post here).
Naomi Watts, Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon on Getting Older in Hollywood
For several big stars, 2014 is the “Year of the Boomer” according to AARP’s Vice President of Marketing for Media Sales
Everyone wishes they were years younger, right? Not so fast.
Research is turning the conventional wisdom on its head, as surveys indicate that most people feel quite good about aging. Especially now in 2014, which is the “Year of the Boomer,” as the youngest Boomers turn 50 by the end of this year, it may even be that aging is “cool” as some of the world’s biggest celebrities shared with us their positive views of aging.
As proof that not everyone yearns for youth, most Boomers (59%) say they feel that getting older is a positive experience, according to AARP’s Attitudes on Aging study.
Over 80 percent of people age 40 and above also feel that aging is just another part of life and say having a purpose in life is what keeps people young. The older demographics want to give a good example to younger people (80%) and feel wisdom comes with age (76%), and more than 40 percent feel that things are better as they grow older.
In addition, Boomers just simply feel young. In fact, women 50+ feel eleven years younger and believe they look eight years younger than their actual ages, according to research.
The people who participated in the research cited above are in some very good company. Some of the world’s most famous celebrities shared their views on aging with AARP, when they gathered on February 10, 2014 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel for the 13th annual Movies for Grownups® Awards, AARP’s annual gala honoring outstanding writing, acting, and filmmaking with distinct relevance to the 50+ audience.
Academy Award-winning actress and cover star of the February/March 2014 issue of AARP The Magazine Susan Sarandon, 67, says, “The older you get the better your perspective is.”
Mary Steenburgen, also an Oscar-winning actress, agrees. The 61-year-old actress says that as she ages, “I don’t sweat the small stuff so much. I like scaring myself. I like doing new things. I appreciate life. I know I’m lucky and I’m grateful.”
Naomi Watts, 45, who recently starred as the late Princess of Wales in the biopic ”Diana,” says, “I’m a believer in that as life gets longer we hopefully get wiser and those stories become more important.”
June Squibb, 84, and a 2014 Oscar nominee for her role in the film “Nebraska,” says getting older means being less preoccupied with what others think. “I sure don’t have to worry about what anybody else thinks. I think that’s the best thing that’s happened to me,” she says.
Director Steve McQueen, 44, who recently won the Best Picture Oscar for his film, ”12 Years a Slave,” said: “With age, there’s maturity. With age, there’s experience.”
Melissa McCarthy, 43, who made a big splash in 2011’s Bridesmaids, thinks “people are bored with one image, one age. I think you want to see more of a cross section of the world.”
Actress, comedian and author Kathy Griffin, 57, who co-hosted the 2014 Movies for Grownups Gala, said, “The best thing about turning 50 is you really do know more than you did. So that cliche is true.”
Perhaps the best endorsement for aging came from actor Ted Danson, 66, who said of his wife, Steenburgen, “You saw my wife. If that’s what AARP looks like, I’m in!”
– The Wrap
Naomi Watts’ ‘ballsy’ move on Liev Schreiber
Naomi Watts says she and partner Liev Schreiber might never have hooked up if she hadn’t mustered the courage to make the first move. Picture: Mark Davis Source: AFP
NAOMI Watts is usually seen as a bit of a shy, retiring type, except when it comes to putting the moves on her partner of eight years, Liev Schreiber.
In a new interview, Watts says she and Schreiber might never have hooked up if she hadn’t mustered up the courage to make the first move at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala back in 2005.
“It was a lot more ballsy than I would ever normally be,” Watts told Allure magazine. “Normally I want a guy to make the first move, and he wasn’t. Then he got up to say he was leaving and I was like, ‘Oh, s**t. Probably another couple years are going to pass by.’”
The Aussie actress said she couldn’t let the 46-year-old leave. “I was wildly attracted to him and his work, so I said something cheeky as he was about to walk out,” she recalled. “I said, ‘Don’t you want my digits?’ Because I couldn’t possibly say, ‘Would you like my phone number?’”
Her method worked. “It made him laugh,” she recalls. “He texted me five minutes later saying, ‘Would you like to go for a drink now?’ And I said, ‘No, I’ll meet you for breakfast tomorrow.’”
And the rest, as they say, is Hollywood history. Watts and Schreiber have been together ever since and have two children, sons Alexander, 6, and Samuel, 4.
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.