Naomi Watts: ‘I Feel Torn Between Two Worlds’
Gracing the cover of BlackBook, Naomi Watts is the personification of cool, calm and collected.
The actress has considerably less confidence when it comes to parenting sons Alexander ‘Sasha’ Pete, 2½, and Samuel Kai, 16 months, however.
“Every single day, I second-guess myself as a mother,” she confesses. “I chose to be a mom. It’s something I’ve always wanted, but I feel torn between two worlds.”
Candidly, Watts, 41, admits that her work has suffered since welcoming the boys.
“I am not reaching the same depths and heights that I used to reach in movies because I’m a parent of two small children who desperately need me,” she explains.
“It’s frustrating because I feel like I’m failing a bit on both ends”
Nonetheless, Watts — who insists she feels “comfortable in chaos” — later suggests that she and fiancé Liev Schreiber may someday add to their family.
“I would love to have an endless brood of children,” she muses. “Whether or not I’ll ever adopt remains to be seen, but I totally believe in adoption.”
Her role in the new film Mother and Child called for Watts to submit to her first full-frontal nude scene; When a crew member tipped off the paparazzi, however, it became a moment she’ll never forget — in more ways than one!
“It was so hard for me to do that,” she laments. “I had just had a baby, so my body was completely different. But I thought that if I was going to play this ballsy woman, I needed to go for it.”