Naomi Watts may have spent many months in the arms of Heath Ledger prior to their break-up in 2004, but the Academy Award-nominated actress isn’t ready to talk about her late lover on camera just yet. The star of the upcoming thriller “Funny Games” spent last week doing press for the eerie remake, but all members of the press were under strict orders not to approach the Ledger issue under any circumstances or else the interview would be “ceased immediately.”
New mum Naomi Watts really did struggle while making violent new movie ‘Funny Games’ – because she was actually bound for torture scenes. ‘The Ring’ star admits she didn’t have to act out scenes in which she was uncomfortable and humiliated – because she was in a state of panic for real. Playing a mum and wife, who is tormented and tortured by two psychotic home invaders, Watts was tied up in her underwear for half of the disturbing Michael Haneke film.
NAOMI WATTS’ harrowing new film FUNNY GAMES was made all the more traumatic for the actress because she actually knows of two people who were held hostage in their own homes. The King Kong star plays an upperclass wife and mother who is tormented and tortured by psychotic home invaders in the ultraviolent film, which also stars Tim Roth and Michael Pitt.
On July 10th of last year I wrote a casting call for “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” where I suggested that Naomi Watts would be perfect to fill the role of Narcissa Malfoy, Draco’s haughty, disdainful, and attractive mother. Not two weeks later, my opinion somehow spread like Fiendfyre across the net, with several websites claiming that Watts was definitively cast.
“So, you’re the one!” Watts laughed, her finger wagging at me in mock condemnation. “And not even a phone call!”
SHE may be used to first-class treatment, but Naomi Watts revealed she was back to basics when baby Alexander cried his way home to Australia for the first time.
Pointy-end-of-the-plane passengers “literally stood out of their seats and gave me glaring eyes,” Watts told a US chat show this week, after her infant son squawked for 40 minutes on a recent flight from Los Angeles to Sydney.
“I think they just felt a little p. . . ed off they spent so much money on a flight and they have to listen to that.” So she stripped. “He’s too young for drugs, so I just put him on the boob,” Watts said.
Naomi will be appearing on The Culture Show on BBC2 on Saturday 29th March at 7:10pm to discuss Funny Games. We will have a video for you asap afterwards.
I have some fun stuff for you today!! After hours of browsing and searching last night, I came across a video from Home & Away featuring Naomi! She doesn’t get that much screentime, but it’s still exciting to see her in the popular Aussie soap (and I admit, I love the show ). Naomi played Julie Gibson, a young woman in a wheelchair. I don’t know how many episodes she was in, but she wasn’t a ‘regular’. 138 screencaps have been added to the Gallery (sorry about the quality, it’s the best I could do with the video). Footage of Naomi’s appearance on this show is pretty rare, I believe.
I also uploaded the Leno interview last night (split into 2 parts), and added caps this afternoon. In the interview she talks about scary movies, how she and Liev balance their time, Funny Games, and hairy men!
Enjoy! And please don’t be shy – post a comment and let us know what you think of the recent updates
Thanks to Michael for the heads-up that Naomi was on Leno last night, and also recently appeared on Regis & Kelly. Unfortunately we didn’t know about this in time to try and get videos made, so if anyone finds the videos online then please don’t hesitate to share them with us! Feel free to post a link in the comments here, or send me an email.
I have come across some HQs of Naomi’s Leno appearance, and they’re in the Gallery now for your viewing pleasure. She looks lovely!
Look out for new candids, press interviews and vids soon …
? Leno, March 14th HQs x15
Naomi will be on The Film Programme on BBC Radio 4 (UK) on Friday 28th March at 4:30pm talking about Funny Games. I think you can listen to BBC Radio online so I’ll post a link nearer the time …