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Naomi Watts Almost Gave Up Acting

Naomi Watts Hosts Debut of Liberty of London for Target Shopping Experience
Actress Naomi Watts attends the debut of the Liberty of London for Target Shopping Experience at The Liberty of London for Target Pop Up Store on March 10, 2010 in New York City. (Getty Images)more pics »Naomi Watts was ready to quit acting after 5 years without any break-out roles or progress. She didn't think she had what it takes to make it in Hollywood, but ultimately decided to stick it out. Now, we bet the Mulholland Drive actress is glad she did.

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She explained: “You know it’s true what people say about looks. You must have more than just looks, you must have personality too. I didn’t have that confidence and it affected the way people perceived me.

I’d been slogging away in Hollywood for five years getting nowhere. At castings I was constantly told I wasn’t talented enough, I wasn’t right, I wasn’t beautiful enough, I was nowhere near sexy enough.”

Despite her struggles, the 41-year-old star refused to give up on her dream and was inspired by the successes of her close friend, actress Nicole Kidman. She added to She magazine: “I thought about quitting acting and took other jobs – in restaurants, on magazines – but nothing gave me the same feeling. I was often down to my last $200. Nicole actually gave me hope. She’d tell me that it would only take one film, one casting and everything would change.”

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  • Naomi Watts in Liev Schrieber and Naomi Watts take sons Sasha and Samuel to the park
  • Naomi Watts in Liev Schrieber and Naomi Watts take sons Sasha and Samuel to the park
  • Naomi Watts in Liev Schrieber and Naomi Watts take sons Sasha and Samuel to the park
  • Naomi Watts in Liev Schrieber and Naomi Watts take sons Sasha and Samuel to the park
  • Naomi Watts in Liev Schrieber and Naomi Watts take sons Sasha and Samuel to the park
  • Naomi Watts in Liev Schrieber and Naomi Watts take sons Sasha and Samuel to the park
  • Naomi Watts in Liev Schrieber and Naomi Watts take sons Sasha and Samuel to the park
  • Naomi Watts in Liev Schrieber and Naomi Watts take sons Sasha and Samuel to the park
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