Naomi Watts Can't Decide If She Wants Botox or Not: 'Sometimes, I Think I Need the Help'
By Antoinette Bueno
Naomi Watts is getting candid about the pressure to look good in Hollywood.
The 47-year-old actress admits in a new interview with NewBeauty magazine that she has definitely considered Botox -- and is, in fact, still undecided at times -- though she hasn't ever undergone the treatment.
"Personally, I feel for me it's tough to do Botox -- but it's also tough not to!" she says. "Sometimes, I think I need the help. Whatever anyone else chooses is fine with me, no judgment."
But Watts points out that Botox would definitely affect her acting career.
"Of course, I want to look the best I can, but I am playing characters that should match my age, and the women and the material that I am interested in are usually going through something," she explains. "I have to be able to live in my face and tell the story of the character I've taken on. But… I'll never say never."
However, Watts is far from vain. The Allegiant star says that despite her glamorous red carpet appearances, she's "not very good" at actually doing her own hair or makeup. She also admits to having some insecurities when it comes to inheriting her mother's good looks.
"My mother was not very good at giving beauty tips, but she was -- and still is -- a striking beauty," Watts says about her mom, former costume and set designer Myfanwy Edwards. "I was always very aware of her beauty, but I never felt as beautiful as her, or that I could ever be that beautiful."
"I saw a picture and I thought she looked great! She looked amazing! Leave her alone! You can't win can you?" she mused to InStyle. "I don't have any judgment about [plastic surgery]; whoever makes that choice, that's fine. It's not easy watching yourself get older, but when I look at two women in their fifties or sixties or seventies side by side, one who's had surgery and one who hasn't, I think one likes themselves a lot more and one looks more dignified and graceful."
"I hope I get to stay being that woman," she added, regarding her thoughts on aging gracefully. "But I would never say 'never.'"
"I thought maybe I could be a yoga teacher," Watts said about her times as a struggling actress. "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."