hewontgo (hewontgo) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

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?
Tags: actor / actress, naomi watts, sexism
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