Naomi Watts' Video Nasties

Naomi Watts was made to watch videos of "people being killed in the most gruesome ways" for her latest film.

The Australian actress plays former US spy Valerie Plame in her latest film 'Fair Game' and described how she had to undergo real spy training at a US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) facility.

She said: "The first half-hour, they showed a video of people being killed in the most gruesome ways just so you would get used to it.

"The next thing I knew, they had me handcuffed with my hands behind my back and thrown into a truck. My job was to get out alive."

Naomi, 42, said the training was particularly demanding both emotionally and physically, and she had to endure a number of punishing trials to get into the mindset of her character.

She added: "The minute my director walked out, they kicked me in the shins and threw me to the ground.

"When I winced, I was warned, 'Don't say 'ow' again unless you need to go to the hospital.'"

Naomi said the greatest pressure on her was, however, to make sure she gave an accurate representation of Valerie, who was exposed by her own government, effectively ending her career as a spy , in 2003.

She said: "When you play someone who is a true, living person, it definitely ups the ante. The pressure is tenfold.

"Everyone in America is familiar with this story. I just wanted to tell it as truthfully as possible."

'Fair Game' is released in the US on Friday (05.11.10) and across Europe during November and December.


Tags: Naomi Watts - In America - The Shins


More Naomi Watts

Emma Stone Attends 'Birdman' Premiere At 71st Venice Film Festival [Pictures]

Emma Stone looked fabulous whilst attending the opening of the 71st Venice Film Festival on Wednesday (27th August). Emma Stone was sporting a new haircut...

Birdman Trailer

20 years ago, Riggan Thomas (Michael Keaton) played the iconic Birdman - a comic book hero for the big screen. Having watched his career dissolve...

St. Vincent Trailer

St. Vincent de Van Nuys is a broke former soldier with a serious alcohol and gambling habit. He has few friends apart from nightclub dancer...

Birdman Trailer

Riggan Thompson used to be a major movie star having played a much-loved onscreen superhero, Birdman, in his more prolific years. However, he's starting to...


Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s ‘Birdman’ Could Have Oscars Shout [Trailer + Pictures]

We always had a feeling that Birdman was going to be good. It has a lot going for it. Babel’s Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu is behind...

Naomi Watts To Join "Insurgent" Cast Straight Away, As Rebel Leader

The cast of Divergent sequels Insurgent and Allegiant is already taking shape with Naomi Watts being the latest A-lister to join the lineup. The actress...

Naomi Watts Cast In Major Role For Next Three 'Divergent' Movies

Naomi Watts is the latest star to join the already-impressive cast of the 'Divergent' film franchise.The Australian actress has signed on to play a major...

Kylie Minogue Was Stunning In White At The 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards - Part 6

Kylie Minogue looked dazzling in white as she smiled at the paparazzi and chatted to some reporters on the red carpet at the 25th Annual...



Naomi Watts Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Naomi Watts

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All