Princess Diana was beloved to all around the world, not just the UK, and her death was a horrible tragedy that touched us all. So of course Hollywood wanted to make a movie out of her life, and who better to play her than… Naomi Watts? Uh… no. I like Naomi, don’t get me wrong – she’s a pretty solid actress and was really nice to me back in the day when I was a cashier at Whole Foods and rang her an Liev Schreiber up (she told me to write a book) – but as Princess Diana? Really? I just can’t, for some reason.
In any case, it’s real and it’s happening and Diana has its first trailer. I’m not really sure what I think about it, other than an urge to scratch my head and a long, Michael Scott ‘noooooo’ running through my brain. Sorta like this:
I suppose the first pillar in the road to recovery is acceptance, so let’s get on with it. Here’s the trailer – watch it and tell me if I’m crazy for thinking Naomi is totally the wrong person for this role. I’m not even sure who the right person would be – maybe no one. Maybe this movie shouldn’t be made.
June 13, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Naomi Watts is the latest star to go on and on about how much she loves aging naturally and how doesn’t believe in plastic surgery. The difference is, I actually kind of believe her, for some reason. Maybe it’s because I really dig Naomi as just like, a lady in general. I met her a few years back and she was really sweet, quite shy and actually told me to go write a book. I haven’t done that yet, but it’s the thought that counts, I guess. Anyway, unlike her BFF Nicole Kidman, who’s pumped her face so full of Botox she’s like her own Madame Tussaud’s wax figure, Naomi prefers to go for the more natural look so that she can actually do her job as an actress and emote.
From Australia’s Good Health:
“Most of the characters I play are going through some kind of emotional turmoil, so my job requires me to have expression,” she said. “If my face is frozen, what right do I have to play that part?”
“All the women who haven’t done anything to their faces are still able to play great roles. And some of the ones who have done something have messed it up – they look freakish. Anyway, for me it’s about playing women with rich lives – and the longer the life, the deeper the wrinkles. [But] never say never – and I certainly don’t judge anyone who does it.”
Fair enough. I wouldn’t be a very good feminist if I bitched about anyone’s choice to do whatever the hell they want with their face – even if it does make them look like a demented clown – and a little something here and there if it makes you feel more confident in your appearance is fine. I just really dig getting older and I can’t wait for grey hair and wrinkles and shit. It means you’ve lived a life! Then again, ask me again in 10 years when the crow’s feet are starting to take over and we’ll see how I feel then.
March 21, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts have been best friends for donkeys, so it seems only natural that Nicky would be thrilled for Naomi’s recent Oscar nomination for her work in The Impossible, the film about the 2004 tsunami in Thailand that’s based on a true story. (Side note: it’s good – see it if you haven’t!) Unfortunately, Nicole – who has always seemed a bit too much like her character in The Golden Compass, to me – is not really into it because she’s used to being the one in the limelight. So instead of getting over herself like any normal, mature adult would do, she’s just refusing to take part in any Oscar promo involving Naomi.
Give it to us, New York Daily News:
Naomi Watts will appear in an upcoming CBS Oscar segment to help with her Oscar campaign for Best Actress in The Impossible — and her best frenemy, Nicole Kidman, is refusing to participate.
Producers wanted Kidman to speak in a quick “five-minute” segment set to air on the network before the Academy Awards on Feb. 24. It was in discussion to be filmed with 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan and focuses on Watts’ dramatic turn in The Impossible.
“She declined,” snipes our insider. “Clearly she’s not inclined to help her friend because she’s jealous she’s not in this year’s Oscar’s spotlight.”
While an insider close to Kidman insists that the reason she couldn’t plug her pal on 60 Minutes had nothing to do with a case of sour grapes, producers aren’t buying it. “She couldn’t do it because of her schedule,” says the source. “It was a last-minute thing. Nicole and Naomi are best friends.”
But the source also took a swipe at Watts, saying that without Kidman, the segment is no longer important: “Not sure of the length or importance of it now without Nicole agreeing to it.”
Our original insider with knowledge of the segment isn’t backing down, however. “It was a ‘no’ right off the bat [for Nicole.] She could have made time if it was a priority,” says the source.
This bitch! Like, sorry The Paperboy was an absolute disaster and you haven’t been in a financially viable film since Australia – which was 2008, might I add – but you need to give your homegirl some support. Nothing reeks worse than a jealous shrew.
February 7, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Jennifer
You guys, I almost totally forgot! The Entertainment Lawyer who scribes Crazy Days and Nights is finally “naming names,” as is his hallowed New Year’s Day tradition.
Emily hit on some of the year’s best, most salacious scandals, but you guys! THERE IS SO MUCH MORE.
January 2, 2012 at 12:30 pm by Jenn
“We had a beautiful relationship, only a couple of years, but he was a man who was completely full of joy, and there was a lot of laughing and affection. He was really a very special soul. … [Heath was such] a great actor, but I know there was so much more to come. It’s such a tragedy for his little daughter.”
By a show of hands, who remembers that Naomi and Heath hooked up for a long period of time? Because they apparently did. And I don’t know where I was during that time (oh, wait … it says that they were in a relationship from 2002-2004, and those were probably some of my blurriest years; it’s NO WONDER I missed something that cool), but I apparently missed it.
Anyway, Naomi spouts the normal “gone too soon” business about Heath (which is totally true, don’t get me wrong), but all I can think about is how jealous I am of these gorgeous women who had the pleasure of spending extended periods of time in Heath’s presence. He was always a favorite of mine, always in my top three favorite Hollywood men with regard to looks, demeanor, and talent, and he’s always dated some of the nicest girls, even if some of them want to write love letters for a living instead of acting. I mean, that just sounds to me like someone’s been in too many romance films. As if that crap even happens in real life, jeesh.
September 23, 2011 at 2:30 pm by Sarah
You know, I just love this couple. I love Naomi Watts, and I love Liev Schreiber, and as a couple I think they’re amazing. They’re both crazy talented, I like a lot of their movies, and I think they’d be fun to kick back with a drink a couple-two-three bottles of vino with.
And Naomi, who just turned forty-two (can you believe it? There are Hollywood ‘starlets’ running around half her age that look much, much older), celebrated her most recent birthday with partner Liev Schreiber and the two looked like they had a blast.
Seems like just a year ago that Liev was playing parts like Cotton Wheary in Scream and Watts lit up the screen as the female lead in King Kong (where she starred alongside my boyfriend, Adrien Brody le sigh). Cuh-razy how the time flies, huh?
Happy belated to Naomi!