Surprisingly enough, Naomi has a ton of great memories from her childhood. In her interviews she loves to tell stories about spending all of her time with her brother, climbing trees and playing with toy soldiers amongst neighbor boys.
According to actress herself, they were not strangers to starving, with baked beans being their usual meals. Young Naomi had no beautiful pink dresses and fancy clothes; her girl classmates shied away from her, and never considered Watts their equal.
Neo-noir mystery thriller Mulholland Drive wasn’t destined to become a series, released al a full-fledged movie instead, and secured the highest awards and nominations possible in the movie industry. Watts portrayal of Betty was a true breakthrough; it helped her to unveil her potential as an actress, demonstrate her abilities to be a star and brought her first share of popularity. Mysterious, sensual and phantasmagoric, Mulholland Drive is considered to be the best Lynch movie ever and is cemented in the best 500 movies in a history of moviemaking list.
Naomi Watts recalled that she was looking really bad during the casting. She was nervous and sleep deprived, but that doesn’t stopped Lynch from finding a great dramatic talent behind her tired appearance, disappointment and anger.