Naomi Watts Laments Loss of Brain Power

02/11/2009 at 01:00 PM ET

With two kids under two, Naomi Watts is the first to admit she’s got her hands full! During a Monday appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, the 40-year-old actress said she feels like “a cow” because she’s “busy milking all day long.” Between that and the exhaustion — she’s struggling to get more than three hours of sleep at a time — it’s no wonder Naomi says she feels as though she’s “about to undo.”

“I have probably lost a good 75% of my brain power. Truly. I’m not joking. I say it halved itself, and then halved itself again.”

The rigors of new motherhood are beginning to take a toll on her professionally, as well. “I can’t remember my dialogue,” she admits. “As an actor, that’s the recurring nightmare you have…You’re up on stage and you [forget your lines].” Fortunately, partner Liev Schreiber is a “brilliant dad,” Naomi says — not to mention “hands on!”

“He’s with my son right now at his father’s house,  so there’s three generations. They’re probably trying to dig up frogs and worms and turtles.”

Naomi and Liev are parents to 18 ½-month-old Alexander ‘Sasha’ Pete and 8 ½-week-old Samuel ‘Sammy’ Kai. Her new film The International opens Friday.

Source: Late Show with David Letterman

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Lorus on

I totally agree! I tell people that my memory left my body when my oldest daughter did.

Roise on

Dig up those frogs and worms and turtles Sasha! Those are some of the best moments of childhood.

kaya on

hheee, that picture!:) she’s cool.

auntiejj on

We call this “motherhead” in my family….she’s adorable!

Cutie on

I’m still suffering from memory loss and my daughter is almost 3…I seriously thought it was just me but it is definitely not…I’m glad others agree…Does the memory ever come back??

Chrissy on

I agree my brain left by head when I gave birth to my daughter 18 mths ago. I am 35 yrs old and I only have i little girl. I could not imagine having more than 1 !