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 …
I decided to open up our Video Archive now, there’s only 1 video so far but Jess & I will work on getting more uploaded.
I’ve added screencaps from the 2 new ET interviews (I’ll upload the vids for you soon), a couple more new photoshoot pics, more from Tropfest and some new Funny Games stills. Don’t forget to vote in our forum poll – would you be interested in having a forum here?
And finally, Funny Games is out on limited release in North America today! Check your local listings to see if it’s showing in your area. If you do go and see it be sure to send me your review of it to add to the site!
Michelle Williams, Naomi Watts, Ellen DeGeneres and several of Heath Ledger’s other close industry friends share fond memories of the late actor in the April issue of Interview magazine. Written as a conversation, the tribute remembers Ledger’s work ethic, his off-screen persona and his love of chess. Below are some excerpts from the article:
? Naomi Watts: “He was a huge, obsessive, chess freak ? and very, very good at it.”
Less than two months after HEATH LEDGER’s untimely death, his exes MICHELLE WILLIAMS and NAOMI WATTS, among other friends, look back on Heath’s short life in the upcoming issue of Interview magazine.
“I think that the interesting thing about Heath, which maybe people have only really fully discovered in his death, is how vulnerable he was,” Michelle says, in the issue hitting newsstands March 18. “You can pick up on it in his performances, but it’s easy to overlook because he was so physical and beautiful and strong and masculine. But there was always that underlying sensitivity. That’s who he was.”
“I think he wanted to be someone who was doing the observing — not the one being observed,” Naomi says. “He hated not being able to go about his life in an ordinary way. But I think that, deep down, he enjoyed that he was being recognized for his talent. I think he was starting to own that and that’s the deepest tragedy, in terms of his work. He was just beginning to own it and embrace it.”
Friend PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN remembers the actor for being passionate about what he believed in. “I remember that whenever Heath talked about something he liked, he did it in the way that any fan would,” he says. “He wasn’t somebody trying to cover up his excitement about something, or someone. When I think of him, I see him in a state of dance or something — this constant state of movement. It didn’t seem like anxiety to me. It seemed like excitement.”
And leave it to ELLEN DEGENERES to add humor. “He was good at anything he did,” she says of the actor. “He and Michelle came over to the house once, and they were really late because he was directing a BEN HARPER video. He was coming straight from that and he was telling us about it and how much he loved it. And then we played poker and he proceeded to take all of our money.”
Out promoting one remake (Funny Games), actress Naomi Watts turned the conversation, during a recent press conference, to another redux winging its way into her future: Platinum Dunes’ take on Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, a film she officially became attached to last October.
“It’s a work-in-progress at this point,” she says. “I think it’s a wonderful film. There are great things in it that interest me. The script isn’t completely there yet, it probably won’t happen until next year.”
Martin Campbell is on board to direct; Stiles White and Juliet Snowden are the last known credited screenwriters. Asked if she was going to have a creative say in “Birds” – as she did in the early stages of Michael Heneke’s “Games” (on which she served as executive producer, too) – Watts’ added, “I’m sure they’ll come with me the next draft. I’ve seen one draft, it’s good. There’s more to develop.”