Hollywood actress NAOMI WATTS discovered she wasn’t cut out for television early in her career – after struggling to learn her lines. The Mulholland Drive actress, 39, had a brief stint in popular Australian soap Home + Away in 1988, but admits the constant demands were difficult to cope with. She says, “Reams of dialogue that they pass you the night before, and they’re all so good at it. I found it very intimidating.”
Naomi Watts has revealed she dreams of starring opposite Daniel Craig – but doesn’t see herself as a Bond Girl. The actress says the hunky Bond star is high on the list of actors she’d like to work with, but when quizzed about whether she would like to be 007 arm’s candy, she admitted: “Maybe not that one!”
Naomi Watts gets pushed around a tad in her two latest movies, but she’s taking no nonsense from anybody in her next one. Do you play a baddie, I wondered? “No, I’m an assistant district attorney – she’s a good person,” she adds quickly, referring to the part she plays opposite Clive Owen in the banking thriller The International
Canadian director David Cronenberg, British actress Naomi Watts and French actor Vincent Cassel were all at London’s Leicester Square Wednesday, as the 51st London Film Festival opened. Cronenberg’s film, “Eastern Promises,” that took away the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival in September is in a prime position to begin its bid for an Oscar in 2008.
After giving birth to her first child, son Alexander Pete, less than three months ago, Naomi Watts is relishing being a new mum. “Love it, love it,” she told People.com, after being asked how she likes motherhood. However, the 39-year-old King Kong star admitted it was “hard work” juggling a busy career with looking after her son. The actress was showing off a trim and svelte physique, while hosting a Calvin Klein event in London.
New mum Naomi Watts has revealed she’s eager to have more children. The British-born actress says she wants a brother or sister for her son Alexander. “I’d love to,” she said when asked if she wanted more children. “I’d love at least one more but we’ll see.” Watts has been dating fellow actor Liev Schreiber since 2005 and gave birth to their son in July. “I’m loving [motherhood]. It’s hard to leave him for more than two hours at a time though.”
Naomi has attended a few events in London over the past few days! On Thursday she made an appearance at the Swarovski Fashion Rocks event, the next day she hosted a Screentalk (a Q&A-style session I think) as part of the London Film Festival, and last night the Funny Games premiere was held! And as you will see from the pictures Liev has now joined her in London
? Swarovski Fashion Rocks x19
? Swarovski Fashion Rocks HQs x3
? LFF Screentalk HQs x4
? Funny Games London Film Festival Premiere x12
? Funny Games London Film Festival Premiere HQs x5
? Eastern Promises London Festival Premiere x35
? Eastern Promises London Festival Premiere HQs x9 more
? Martin Creed & Calvin Klein Spring/Summer 08 Party x10 more
Naomi Watts will star in and Martin Campbell is in negotiations to direct Universal’s new version of The Birds, Variety reported.
The movie is planned as a reimagining of Daphne du Maurier’s original short story, which inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 classic movie.
Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller will produce through their Platinum Dunes company, while Peter Guber and Cathy Schulman are producing for Mandalay Pictures.
Stiles White and Juliet Snowden wrote a version of the script that is still being developed. New writers may be brought aboard.