NAOMI WATTS QUOTES
"I always love being in the company of women. It's all about
good conversation and great wine."
"I find myself gravitating towards drama. It interests me.
In the books I read, the paintings I like, it's always the
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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
"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!"
"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
"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."
"Oh, I'm definitely a wild child."
"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."
"Pain is such an important thing in life. I think that as an
artist you have to experience suffering."
"That's one of the lucky things about getting the success
later on. I know how I want to dress, I know what kind of
house I want to live in, I just know more about myself, and
that's true about the roles I want to play and what parts of
myself I want to express. You're just more in touch with
"The biggest place I look for validation is from my mother.
That's the little girl in me that will never grow up."
"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.!"
"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."
"There's a set of rules out there somewhere that says it all
ends by 40. I hope to be able to defy that because I truly
love my work."
"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
"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."
"When I had dark hair I definitely felt that I was more