Naomi Watts is in the midst of awards season buzz thanks to her role in The Impossible, most recently receiving an honour at the Palm Springs Film Festival over the weekend, and on top of that she’s the beautiful cover girl for Vogue’s February issue, on sale now. Shot by Will Davidson for the magazine, Naomi modelled stunning designer gowns against a wall of flowers, and in the accompanying interview she talked about The Impossible, which is about the devastating 2004 tsunami, as well as her other upcoming role as the iconic Princess Diana. Here’s more from Naomi in Vogue:
- On filming The Impossible: "It was definitely hard work [but] had it been on green screen, you wouldn’t have got the same feeling. I mean, we were in that pool, struggling to breathe. Of course, nothing to the extent to what the real people went through, but, nonetheless . . . I’m not even a strong swimmer. The pressure of The Impossible was huge because it is such a sensitive subject and needs to be told with a lot of truth."
- On portraying Princess Diana: "In the case of Diana, of course, there is a huge pressure to look right, to have good hair, to walk and speak [like her]. And I instantly thought: 'Oh no, I’m going to fail at that because the comparisons are going to be monumental.'"
- On people she's drawn to: "I’m always interested in complicated women, in women who are full of contradictions: strength, vulnerability, success, loneliness and all those things. Diana exemplified that in major ways. She was a great mother, did a lot of things with AIDS [charities] and the landmines, and had an extraordinary life, but her life was filled with tragedy and, of course, ended in the most tragic way."