Watts swoons over Swinton

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts wishes she could be more like “edgy” Tilda Swinton.

The actress appears on the front cover of the October issue of UK magazine InStyle wearing an animal print fitted top and brown rubber skirt by Burberry Prorsum. Her blonde hair is styled up into a quiff and her makeup is kept simple with nude lips and plenty of mascara. Naomi wasn’t convinced she could pull off the look and is in awe of other Hollywood stars who dare to be different.

“I just hope the pictures are alright. You know who’d be great to wear those clothes? Tilda Swinton,” she said in the accompanying interview. “Because she’s so edgy and I’m… I like fashion but I can’t carry something that’s too extreme.”

Naomi is currently promoting her new movie Diana, in which she plays the late British royal – who was also a global fashion icon.

At 44, Naomi believes her life experience gave her the tools to portray the much-loved princess. However, she also admits that ageing in an industry that rewards youthful beauty can be tough.

“Getting older has been an advantage? No, the fear is still all there. I’m like any other person getting older,” she explained. “I go through all the same stuff and it sucks some days when you catch a craggy old face in the mirror or a photo and you think, ‘God, I was sure I didn’t look like that but clearly I do,’ and you feel horrible. Then there are days where you feel great about yourself. My work is better, I think, because women in their forties can tell a richer story about what has occurred in their life, playing women who have gone through loss or betrayal.”

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