I always love being in the company of women. It's all about good conversation and great wine.

— Naomi Watts

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There's a lot of skeletons in my closet, but I know what they're wearing.

I'm not gonna act all ashamed of it.

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I'm not this dark, twisted person. Yes, I have my demons and this is my way of exorcising them. It gets them out - and better out than in.

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You have to make peace with yourself. The key is to find the harmony in what you have.

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It's always nerve-racking to take off your clothes on film.

But doing it with a woman felt safer than with a man. You know you can say, 'Don't grab me there: That's where my cellulite is'!

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Oh, I'm definitely a wild child.

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I'm not happy unless I've got a little bit of fear going.

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We're so afraid of death in our culture, but I think if we understand it better, then we'll appreciate the life we have more.

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Nicole was always there with her door open, her arms open, her ears open - just what you need.

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I had gotten to a place where I truly believed everything I was called: 'not sexy,' 'not funny,' 'too intense,' desperate.' All those labels they gave me, I took them because there wasn't a trace of my true self left.

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I meditate. I do transcendental meditation and I have been doing that for a long time and that does just clear the mind. I am not religious at all.

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I love being outside with trees and water, lying down somewhere or walking.

I do transcendental meditation, which keeps me calm and steady.

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I go to a dance class myself called BBS - Body By Simone - its little mini dance routines and I am often the oldest person in the room although I forget that. I'm fairly fit.

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About Naomi Watts

Quotes 73 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

On set is where I feel comfortable. The red carpet stuff, talking about the film, explaining your own life, it doesn't come naturally. It's all necessary stuff I suppose but it's not my strength.

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Whatever is said about roles drying up, I intend to keep working.

Certainly now the roles couldn't be more interesting - playing mothers, divorcees. I think it's going to be exciting to play a mother of teenagers. The longer your life, the deeper it gets.

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You won't find me in a romantic comedy.

Those movies don't speak to me. People don't come to talk to me about those scripts, because they probably think I'm this dark, twisted, miserable person.

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If I have to produce movies, direct movies, whatever to change the way Hollywood treats older women, I'll do it. If I have to bend the rules, I will. If I have to break them, I will.

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In your 20s - and these are generalizations of course - I feel like I didn't care about as many things or as many people, or even myself, as much. There's more recklessness and more ruthlessness; you're not as considerate of how things land with other people I think.

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I felt I grew up when I was about 28.

I feel pretty much the same. I get reminded when I look in mirrors that I am not. Hopefully, you keep growing and keep planning things as you go along.

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The use of violence in movies is a subject that's worth addressing.

I'm not standing on a soapbox or wagging a finger, but I'm interested in those subjects for sure.

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At seventeen most people get their ears pierced or get a tattoo or something slightly taboo. That is what I love about Rodrigo Garcia, he's not conventional. He's someone who sees people in extraordinary ways, and forgives them for being such.

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I find myself gravitating towards drama.

It interests me. In the books I read, the paintings I like, it's always the darker stuff.

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Noah Baumbach writing is really wonderful.

I think the way he plays out each character with a unique voice is really impressive, and rhythmically his dialogue works.

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Female roles in comedies are usually quite silly, I think.

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Sometimes they come to you and it's a small role, so it's about the experience and the journey and mixing with people you know you will learn from. Or sometimes it's a scene in a movie that you think, 'I just have to play this person.'

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I consider myself British and have very happy memories of the UK.

I spent the first 14 years of my life in England and never wanted to leave. When I was in Australia I went back to England a lot.

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I think film is a director's medium and the good filmmakers that I like tell the darker stories. Therefore, I'm always inclined to follow people like David Cronenberg.

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I think when a man sees a woman who knows what she wants it can be scary, but it can also be tempting.

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I was never completely destitute. I think I borrowed money once off a friend, but I've always been quite careful with my money, having come from not much of it.

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It was total naivety that got me to Hollywood.

I thought it was going to happen straight away. I told myself 'give it 5 years, there's no way I'll be here after that if it doesn't happen'. Cut to ten years later!

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Pain is such an important thing in life. I think that as an artist you have to experience suffering.

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It's unusual to spend even three full hours away from my newborn baby, it's like a piece of my body is back in the hotel room, and it does feel strange. But I love my work, though, it's not just a job for me, punching in my time card. I've always loved what I do, it's what makes me happy and I figure if I'm happy I'll be a good Mum too.

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I'm a tomboy now. I always wanted to fit in with my brother's group, so I climbed trees and played with lead soldiers. But I'm a woman's woman. I never understood women who don't have woman friends.

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My spirit had been broken a bit over the years by my having to work on films I didn't love. Hollywood's a surreal place, and it really is an assault on your spirit.

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Rodrigo Garcia is a brilliant writer.

He just loves women. It is evident. When you are in the presence of him you can just tell he has a terrific understanding of women. He has two daughters, and he loves his wife.

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I think I have better taste now than I did then.

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Liev cares about a lot things. Israel is one of them. We had the good fortune of going there a couple of years ago. To share that experience with him was a great pleasure.

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There was a time I was very much blaming the way I felt on L.

A, that it was a vacuum of creativity, of humor or anything organic, and I was really angry at the place. But then today I feel completely different - I love L.A.!

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I don't know that any woman could ever not think about that at some point - even making the choice not to do it and getting to the place of peace of choosing not to be a parent, there would have still been some struggle in between. I'm not a man but I don't think it would occupy their minds as much.

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You're always nervous about how a film lands with an audience.

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Mum put me in drama classes when I was about 14.

I'd been going on about it for some time, so maybe it was a way to shut me up.

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I think whether you've got children or not you're just more aware of others as you get out of your 20s.

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We had met with Ben Stiller here in LA when I was shooting The Ring and he was doing Meet The Fockers and we have friends in common. But we didn't know each other well. He's fantastic and we really had a great time on this and we were both laughing at where we were at, this other couple, and how it was mirroring what we were going through as well. It was clever writing in that way.

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I love the energy and the knowledge. I barely know how to use this thing [mobile phone]. I get by.

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Directors are our teachers, and I'm always craving to work with a great director. They're pretty much the first thing that interests me about a project.

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Since I had children I have taken huge amounts of time off.

In a way it's a really good thing, in this show business especially, to have lots of private time, having lots of time to be in the world to observe people and read and take care of my kids helps me to come back into work with a thrill.

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When I had dark hair I definitely felt that I was more anonymous.

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Dance was one of the things that led me to acting even though I say I fell in love with acting fairly early on and its true but around 16 and 17 I got heavily into dance but I think I just came into it too late and I was never going to be really great at it so I let it go and the dance led to more acting classes.

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I have a bit of a frustrated dancer in me.

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I've always loved to dance and keep fit but more recently I feel like I cannot keep up any longer and my back starts to hurt. And I get angry and then I have to really learn to forgive myself and go: you know what, you're nearly twice the age of some of the people in this room, give yourself a break.

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