Naomi Watts On Scary Movies, Motherhood & Liev

03/28/2008 02:46 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Esquire

Naomi Watts is on the cover of the UK edition of Esquire magazine. She talked about her choice in roles, best friend Nicole Kidman and working with her partner, and father her baby boy Alexander, Liev Schreiber

On why she picks the roles that she does: "Don't get me wrong. I'd love to do more comedy, but that kind of thing is just not truthful to me."

On working on scary movies: "I like playing scared. It's fun -- and besides, no one is that perfect. There's always another side, and that's the fun of it. I love to crack it all open, to find the contradictions we all have in ourselves."

On working with Liev: "It's terrifying, because he's so, so good. We talk about projects, process and then we laugh and say, thank God no one was here to hear that."

On missing out on certain roles: "I'd play mind games on myself. I'd say, OK, I want that, but somebody else wants what I have. Somebody else wants a SAG card, somebody else wants a $3,000 car."

On watching Nicole become a star before she did: "People always say it must have been hard, but the truth is, it kept success within the realm of what is possible."