She’s the New York-based star who grew up in Australia. And Naomi Watts has no qualms about crediting her Down Under upbringing as a major factor leading to her international success as an actor.
The Daily Telegraph recently quoted the two-time Oscar nominee as attributing her success to “drama school and the good work ethic that she was trained in Australia.”
With Australians known for striking the right work-life balance, it seems Naomi has also perfected the mix between business and pleasure. According to Naomi, she takes her work seriously, but also “knows how to have fun.” The 48-year-old beauty shared she loves watching her fellow Australians succeed in Hollywood. “It’s been really great to see,” she stated in reference to her countrymen’s success. Naomi is close with many fellow Aussie celebs, particularly Nicole Kidman, who she has described as her ‘BFF’.
Naomi was born in England and did not move Down Under until she was fourteen. Her father, Peter Watts, was a famous British sound engineer who tragically died of a heroin overdose when he was just 30 years old. At the time Naomi was seven-years-old and recently opened up about the experience with People magazine. “I think growing up through your whole life and even more so actually as an adult, you think, ‘Gosh, I’d love to have my father’s advice on this pickle’ – whatever the pickle is,” she said.
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