In an interview conducted by her longtime friend and We Don't Live Here Anymore
costar, Laura Dern, Watts tellsHamptons
magazine she knew she'd face close scrutiny for the role. "So many people are going to pounce on me for not looking enough like her, not being tall enough, not being properly British -- and I am actually properly British," she said. "I'm also Australian, but all of those negative comments were sort of floating around in the back of my head and really stifling me about whether or not I should do this..."