With the release of King Kong being just around the corner, we take a look at one of the worlds fastest rising female stars, Naomi Watts.
Naomi Watts was born in Shoreham, England on September 28, 1968. Subsequently raised in Australia, she has been working actively in the film industry for 15 years. After she moved to Hollywood, she worked regularly, acting in small roles in film projects she was less than enthusiastic about. Finally, her big break came when she was contacted to audition for a coveted spot in David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr. (2001). Her star-turning performance in the dual role of Betty Elms/Diane Selwyn has garnered an array of critic’s awards and the attention of some major players in Hollywood and beyond. Watts is now enjoying greater choice of film roles and played (with great success)the lead in Gore Verbinski’s remake of the Japanese horror classic The Ring (2002). She also starred opposite Kate Hudson in Merchant/Ivory’s adaptation of the Diane Johnson novel Divorce, Le (2003). In 2003, she starred in Alejandro GonzÃ¡lez IÃ±Ã¡rritu’s 21 Grams (2003) which earned her – what some say is a much overdue Oscar nomination and brought others to call her one of the best in her generation of actors. The same year she was nominated for 21 Grams (2003), Naomi was chosen to play Ann Darrow in director Peter Jackson’s King Kong (2005) which took her to New Zealand for a five month shoot.
Watts is without a doubt one to watch in the future.