Read an interview with Naomi Watts recently, she is such an inspiring woman. She’s 45, and she continues daily to make her life and her surroundings beautiful. Her father died when she was 14 – I can’t imagine what that must’ve been like. Her mother moved them from England to Wales, then to Austrailia. She wasn’t “successful” at becoming an actress until the ripe age of 32, after being virtually invisble in America for 10 years – she didn’t give up on her dream.
She actively went after her adorable, awkward, Jewish (I had to add that in there – Jew pride you know) husband, Liev Schreiber. They’d known of each other – their friends had even tried to set them up – she could feel he was attracted to her, but he wasn’t making any moves – too shy possibly. “It was a lot more ballsy than I would ever normally be…. Normally I want a guy to make the first move, and he wasn’t. Then he got up to say he was leaving, and I was like, ‘Oh shit. Probably anoter couple years are going to pass by.’ I was wildly attracted to him and his work, so I said something cheeky as he was about to walk out. I said, ‘Don’t you want my digits,’ Because I couldn’t possibly say, ‘Would you like my phone number?’ It made him laugh. He texted me 5 minutes later saying, ‘Would you like to go for a drink right now?’ And I said, ‘No, I’ll meet you for breakfast tomorrow.'” Adorable woman!
I don’t understand why men are so shy sometimes – my own husband liked me for a year – a whole year – before ever making a move to ask me out! He almost missed me, I was in a relationship for 4 months that year – right before that relationship he was trying to ask, but thought I’d say no! I was so attracted to him – we were friends and we would be talking and walking – he walked me to class before I got in the relationship – and I remember being distracted by how handsome he was – it was hard to focus on what he was saying! I adore my husband…. When he did finally ask, it was on the 4th of July, all of our friends were waiting for it – some of our friends knew we were “together” before he did because he had to work that night (he was a waiter). We’ve been married 6 years. ❤
Watts on acting and aging, “Women in their 40’s have gone through quite a few different things, and so the roles are going to reflect that…. People say, ‘Oh, it’s done by 40,’ and now everyone knows it’s not. I actually feel like the roles are a lot more interesting.”
Quotes from Allure interview with Brooke Hauser