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Naomi Watts Could Be Teaching Yoga Right Now If Her Acting Career Didn't Pan Out

by Raphael Chestang 4:46 PM PST, March 11, 2016
Playing Naomi Watts Could Be Teaching Yoga Right Now If Her Acting Career Didn't Pan Out

During a sitdown with ET, Naomi Watts shared that before becoming a household name, she considered teaching yoga.

The 47-year-old British-born actress has been nominated for two Academy Awards and starred in blockbusters like King Kong and The Ring, but she told ET she almost didn't make it through her most meager times as a struggling actress.

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"I thought maybe I could be a yoga teacher," Watts said. "Every time I would get to that point, something would come along just as I was sort of packing my bags, I would get hooked back in. Thankfully, it finally worked out."

Watts kept her nose to the grindstone and all her hard work continues to pay off, as she can next be seen in The Divergent Series: Allegiant alongside Shailene Woodley, Octavia Spencer, Zoe Kravitz, Maggie Q, Jeff Daniels and Miles Teller. Some of Watts' co-stars also opened up to ET about the times they thought they couldn't move on with their showbiz careers.

"I had a moment recently of kind of exhaustion, going from job to job, but not taking care of and nurturing myself in the process," Woodley said. "Just taking a step back for a minute and being like, "Alright, why do I love this industry? Why do I choose to be an actor?' and then really recalibrating my passion for it. But I think that that's normal with any job. No matter what you're doing, there's always a moment where you're like, 'Is this really what I want to be doing right now in my life, or is there something else I want to explore?'"

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"You do get really tired," Spencer agreed. "I haven't had a break in four years, and so I was looking forward to having a little downtime."

In addition to the hectic work schedule, Watts has the added responsibility of being a mother to two boys -- Alexander, 8, and Samuel, 7 -- which creates a difficult balancing act for her and longtime partner Liev Schreiber.

"There are days where you feel like you're supermom and doing really well and got it handled, and then there are days where you're like, 'Ah! I can't do this!'" she admitted. "It's like any working mom, I think. It's a balance."

The Divergent Series: Allegiant hits theaters March 18.

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