Naomi Watts wants com­edy role

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Naomi Watts wants to star in a com­edy. The 'Book of Henry' ac­tress is used to ap­pear­ing in gritty dra­mas and tales of dark­ness, but she's on the look­out for a more "quirky" role where she could have a lot of fun on set. She said: "I want more laughs in my ca­reer. I've en­dured plenty of dark­ness and sad­ness and soul-search­ing. I've been lucky enough to work with the likes of David O. Rus­sell and a movie I did with Noah Baum­bach a few years ago. But I'm not the go-to when it comes to com­edy. "I ac­tu­ally turned down a few dur­ing the be­gin­ning of my ca­reer be­cause they didn't feel right for where I wanted to be. Maybe it's be­cause it's a cer­tain kind of com­edy I'm af­ter - a quirky re­al­ity, some­thing off­beat where there's a soul un­der­neath. I want to go on set and laugh all day." Naomi can cur­rently be seen on the small screen in Net­flix drama 'Gypsy', in which she plays boundary-cross­ing psy­chi­a­trist Jean, and she en­joyed get­ting to ex­plore the depths of her char­ac­ter. She told HELLO! mag­a­zine: "Jean is very rest­less, very cu­ri­ous out­side of the world she's cre­ated for her­self. "She wants to break out of her in­ner claus­tro­pho­bia and, be­cause of the na­ture of her work, delves a lit­tle too deeply into the lives of her pa­tients, and in do­ing that, she's delv­ing into the darker, more chaotic parts of her that have al­ways been there but re­mained dor­mant. "Fi­nally, it's like she's wo­ken up and de­sires that fire. It's a re­ally hu­man story. It's about de­mons and ex­pos­ing vul­ner­a­bil­i­ties and un­known, maybe, for­got­ten strengths. "It's so com­pletely hu­man and I've al­ways loved ex­plor­ing hu­man­ity in char­ac­ters and she is a fas­ci­nat­ing por­trayal of fan­tasy, be­ing the per­son you want to be, you de­sire to be but will never ac­tu­ally ex­pe­ri­ence. "We shy away, but she's ac­tu­ally liv­ing it. She's ex­plor­ing this side to her which we rarely see women do. Men yes, but women, not re­ally."

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