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Naomi Watts wishes she had more kids

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You don’t really hear much from Naomi Watts these days, do you? Ever since that awful Princess Diana movie tanked (seriously, it was awful – I did sit through it), she’s kept somewhat of a low profile. She’s just been doing normal people things, like raising her kids and chilling with longtime partner Liev Schreiber. She’s turning 46 this week and is sorta past the age of child bearing (not if you ask Halle Berry!), but she does wish she’d have popped a few more out while she could have. Instead, she’ll just have to raise her two young sons, 7-year-old Sasha and 5-year-old Kai.

From MORE (via People):

“I should have had more kids, started younger,” the actress says in the magazine’s October issue, on newsstands Tuesday.

But Watts, who turns 46 this week, has two boys to keep her busy (with the help of partner Liev Schreiber).

“Liev has a lot more courage than me,” she says of their complementary parenting styles. “He’s always saying, ‘Let the kids do it. Take the training wheels off!’ My bit of fear balances him, and he balances my fear.”

“I’ve skydived. I went swimming with sharks that weren’t in cages. I went on safari, where you’re sitting with lions just five feet from you. And I was photographed [by Condé Nast Traveler] for King Kong standing on a gargoyle near the top of the Chrysler Building in New York City. I had a harness and a rope, but if you fall, you’re hanging [61 floors up]!” she says. “But now that I have kids, I don’t want to do so many daredevily things anymore.”

Say what you want about her mediocre acting, but I still like Naomi. She’s low key, down-to-earth and just seems like a really nice person. She and Liev used to come into a shop I worked in back in my early 20s and she was always super chatty, super nice and completely normal. You remember experiences like that, especially since so many Hollywood types are the exact opposite.

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Best And Worst Celebrity Looks Of The Week

Chloe Sëvigny wore something cute! It's a belated Christmas miracle!

Chloë Sevigny wore something cute! It’s a belated Christmas miracle!

Here we are again, another round of Best and Worst Celebrity Looks of the Week! Here’s what happened last week. Go through this week’s photos and pick your favorites for BEST, WORST, and WTF looks. And discuss whether or not Kate Hudson did something to her face.

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Best And Worst Celeb Looks Of The Last Week of October


It’s been a while since we’ve had a best and worst celebrity looks of the week, so here we go. This is from the last week of October. I chose Kelly Osbourne for best celebrity dressing up as another celebrity. That’s her above as Christina Hendricks. Pretty dead-on.

I promise not to overdo it on the Halloween costumes.

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Would You Try Naomi Watts’ “Cheeky” Flirting Move?

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Naomi Watts is married to Liev Schreiber which even though I know it’s a fact, it just sounds wrong to me. Not “wrong” as in morally wrong just “wrong” as in incorrect. BUT IT’S TRUE. They met in 2005 at the Met Gala (see, Paltrow? Some people have a great time at these) and Ms. Watts told Allure magazine how she piqued his interest. From Allure via Zimbio:

He got up to say he was leaving, and I was like, ‘Oh, shit.’ So I said something cheeky. ‘Don’t you want my digits?’ It made him laugh. He texted me saying, ‘Would you like to go for a drink right now?’ And I said, ‘No, I’ll meet you for breakfast tomorrow.

Watts says her move was, “a lot more ballsy than I would ever normally be.” What would Lady Di think?

Would YOU try her cheeky and ballsy flirting move? I think it’s a good idea, because from my experience and what I’ve been told by dudes, a lot of them are clueless about whether they’re actually being hit on or not.

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Naomi Watts Is Having Trouble Answering for Her Princess Diana Movie

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When you take on a role of someone as iconic as Princess Diana, there is bound to be a lot of talk surrounding it. There’ll be criticism, hard-hitting questions, etc. I don’t think Naomi Watts is stupid enough not to have realised this, but she doesn’t seem to be doing well with facing the tough stuff, as she walked out on an interview about the film this week on BBC radio DJ Simon Mayo‘s show because she didn’t like the questions.

Well… right, then. Simon talked about the incident on his 5 Live show on Friday with Mark Kermone, saying (via DS):

“I think it’s fair to say that Naomi sounded quite cautious and defensive through most of the interview,” he said. “They wanted to do the interview with the director (Oliver Hirschbiegel) present, in case I asked any crazy questions about how Diana died.

“There was no intention and no point in asking those questions, because the film’s not about that. So we gave that insurance, and she does the interview on her own, and I think she was a little bit nervous about that.”

“But I’ve looked at the transcript and we’ve gone through the interview, and there isn’t a single question that I think anyone will say, ‘Ooh, there you go you see, that was unfortunate, you shouldn’t have asked that’,” he added.

“She becomes unhappy, she turns to her people and she wants to stop. She’s drawing fingers across her throat, she wants out. About a minute and a half short of the ten-minute allocation, she says, ‘Oh, we’re being told to wind up, we’re being told to stop’, which she wasn’t.

“But she wanted to stop the interview, which of course she’s entirely entitled to do, and so she left.”

They’re still going to air what did take place of the interview on Friday, September 13th, apparently. Listen, I get that it’s a really tough position to be in because you don’t want to offend the royal family or get yourself into too many sticky situations. However, if you don’t have the balls to be honest and discuss your work, then you probably shouldn’t do it. I don’t know what questions this guy was asking and I’m not familiar with his show in particular, but unless it was something wildly inappropriate – which the BBC would have quashed anyway – then it’s all on Naomi. She needs to buck up, and soon.

Naomi Watts Was Nervous About Playing Princess Diana

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I still think this whole project is bad news bears, but whatever, it’s happening, so we all just have to embrace it. Naomi Watts is playing Princess Diana in a new biopic and there’s nothing we can do to stop it. In any case, it’s not like Naomi just jumped into it without a second thought. Turns out, she was rather nervous about getting Diana “very right”.

From Total Film:

“I was very nervous about the accent.

“She had a very distinct voice – she came from aristocracy so she was quite posh, but there was a warmth there, too. Her accent wasn’t too ‘fruity’.

“She also had this thing where the bottom half of her face didn’t move that much.”

LOL, I don’t think I’ve ever heard the expression “fruity accent” before, but I like it. It’s not that I mind Naomi as an actress, per se, just that Diana is such a beloved figure and also a controversial one, in certain ways (certain stupid ways, that is). I haven’t read the script or seen the film, but I hope they’ve done her justice.

The “Diana” Trailer Makes Fantastic Lifetime Material

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Naomi Watts is playing Princess Diana in a film that would fit seamlessly into Lifetime television. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. It’s just very…Lifetime-y. I hope they’ll bring it to the US for us, because according to We Are Movie Geeks, there’s no set date for the US (yet?). It will be in UK cinemas on October 10. Anyway, here’s the first trailer (not just a teaser, but an actual trailer.)

I actually think Naomi Watts looks pretty good as Diana. She’s no Michael Douglas as Liberace in Behind the Candelabra or even Rob Lowe as Liberace’s plastic surgeon in Behind the Candelabra, but she doesn’t seem to be a disaster. See for yourself.

What do you think?