The subject of this week's featured Rule 5 exercise is Naomi Watts, based on her noteworthy attempt to give herself stereotypical English stiff upper lip to play Princess Di in her new movie:
Naomi Watts to paralyse face to play Princess Diana
Naomi Watts says she had to paralyse the right-side of her face to play Princess Diana in a new biopic. The 44-year-old actress was so determined to perfect the late Princess of Wales’ mannerisms that she changed the way her mouth moved.
“I didn’t just want to appear like her, it’s also about the tone of her voice and the way she moved her face,” Naomi explains.
Hat tip to Ann Althouse...
“It’s completely the opposite of how I move my face. I move my face on the right-hand side and she moved hers on the left. I had to walk around with a cocktail stick in my mouth to paralyse the right-hand side of my face for weeks,” she tells Empire magazine.
She is the star of numerous films including Mulholland Drive, 21 Grams, and Ellie Parker (NSFW links), none of which I have seen, but look interesting.