Heads up, mates: the stunning and talented actress Naomi Watts is reportedly moving to London to soak up some British culture in preparation for her upcoming role as none other than Princess Diana in a movie about the last few years of her life. With dedication like that, it’s hard for me to believe that Watts has not won an Academy Award for any of her previous roles–though she was nominated for several–but I have a feeling that this movie could cinch it. According to Claire Rutter of EntertainmentWise.com, Watts is diving head-first into the role, which means relocating to Princess Di’s old neighborhood to take on the character as much as possible. Rutter reports,
“Naomi Watts is taking her upcoming role as Princess Diana very seriously, and she’s reportedly relocating to a London borough where the late mother of Prince William and Harry lived so that she can prepare to play her on the big screen.
The British-born actress, who is married to actor live Schrieber with whom she has two children, is set to star as Princess Di in Oliver Hirschbiegel’s movie ‘Caught In Flight’, which will reportedly explore the story of the last few years of her life before she tragically died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.
Naomi, who was recently spotted at the same members club as Prince William, has admitted that she’s “terrified” of playing such a high-profile role but she wants to play the part well, and so has reportedly move to Kensington where Princess Diana had a royal residence in Kensington Palace.”
Is it just me, or have a lot of famous actors and actresses been moving to the UK lately? Watts has a very good reason, and I really admire her devotion to the role. And that, my friends, is the difference between a good actor, and an Academy Award winner!