Naomi Watts Admits She Was Told Her Career Would Be Over At 40

Watts was told her career wouldn’t last past 40 when she was in her mid-twenties.
“At the beginning of my career, in my mid-twenties, everyone told me that I should expect it all to be over at 40. And to be honest, it was kind of looking that way. At that time, there were only a few people who seemed to scrape through and have careers beyond that.”

Watts handled a lot of rejection quite early on in her career.
“I went through a full-blown decade living in Hollywood, of being told, ‘No, no, no.’ It was crushing. And, bit by bit, it really tore me down, to the point that I couldn’t get out of that cycle. There were many times where I felt like packing it all in and going home with my tail between my legs.”


ONTD, name actresses that had their careers over when they turned 40?