Naomi Watts gets up close and personal with the new face of Thierry Mugler Angel

Beauty Star: Naomi Watts gets up close and personal with the new face of Thierry Mugler Angel

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts

Behind the scenes on the set of the new ad campaign

Naomi Watts is one busy lady. She’s starring in two exciting movies launching next year: “The International,” a drama-slash-thriller with Clive Owen, and a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds.” Plus there are reports that she’s joining the cast of “King Lear” alongside Keira Knightley and Gwyneth Paltrow. And that’s not all that’s going on for the star. She’s rumoured to be onto baby number two and most notably, she debuts this month as the spokesangel for the legendary fragrance, Thierry Mugler Angel. was lucky enough to catch up with Watts about this exciting new partnership and more.

On Angel…

Does the Angel fragrance stir up any memories?

What amazes me the most about this perfume is that on one level it’s very feminine and classic, but it’s also got a lot of glamour and power. It is a perfume that gives different sensations. But most of all, the first time I smelled it, the sweetness of the Angel perfume reminded me of some caramel candies that I couldn’t get enough of when I was a little girl.

What kind of woman wears Angel?

Someone feminine, and of course angelic, living in a sort of imaginary world as well. You can tell that by just looking at the bottle. It feels very fantasy driven. And now as I become more and more familiar with the perfume, I find that the perfume appeals to many different types of women—young, old, strong, tender, glamorous, sexy. Its appeal is unlimited.

Thierry Mugler’s Angel

Thierry Mugler’s Angel

How did you prepare to become Thierry Mugler’s Angel in the ad campaign?

The Angel woman reminds me of [my role] in Mulholland Drive. There was a real excitement in the both these characters—everything is beautiful to them, there’s a real innocence. But they are complicated women. They will not be defeated. Their interior life allows them to find a way to embrace the challenges. And the Angel succeeds when she gets her fragrance bottle.



Tell us about meeting Mr. Mugler.

The first time I met Thierry was in London. It was great and I think we certainly liked each other. I was familiar with the universe of Thierry Mugler through his fashion, which is sexy, feminine and striking. He was a visionary and revolutionary in terms of fashion. I found him to be a very passionate man, who is interested and involved in many other fields like architecture and photography. He travels a lot and discussed some of his journeys. I think it is important for a people to travel, so that we can see new horizons, get new inspirations.

On work and family…

What was your greatest desire when you were a young actress in Australia?

My mother sent me to drama school when I was 14 and that was all I ever wanted. I have been acting since then. I think just like any actor or actress who works in the industry, you want to work with the people who inspire you, the people who guided your career. You want to have a variety of roles and of course walk down the red carpet at least once. That’s a little girl’s dream.

What is your greatest desire now that you have achieved such great success?

I try to lead a balanced life, balancing motherhood, family and work. And being a mother really changes you a lot, you see things differently. I try to have my son with me as often as possible. Sometimes it’s difficult with work pressure and obligations, but I try to manage to create a healthy balance between work and my private life.

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts

Watts with co-star Laura Harring in 2001’s Mulholland Dr.

What is the most emotional moment you’ve had in real life? On-screen?

Having my son has been the most important and the most emotional moment of my life. I can’t help smiling just thinking of my son. And there were many emotional high points in Mulholland Dr., 21 Grams and Funny Games.

If someone ever asked you to play the role of the “The Devil”, would you take it?

Totally, I mean, why not do something different. That can be very exciting. I have been told many times that I have a chameleon face. I can be tender and soft but also powerful and tragic. And I think that’s why I was chosen to represent Angel—I’m a multi-faceted woman.


On beauty…

What three beauty essentials are in your handbag?

As somebody who is often photographed, sometimes more than I would like, my must-have beauty product is the Thierry Mugler Camouflaging Palette with four colors to hide any imperfections. Also one of the new Thierry Mugler Rouge Unique lipstick. The stick is blue and when you put it on your lips it becomes pink, a natural rosy tone with a very long lasting effect. And of course I can’t leave the house without smelling good—the very compact Angel purse spray is perfect for that.

You live between three continents—London, Sydney and New York. How do you beat all that jet lag?

With so much travel, taking care of a baby and filming, I love facial and body massage. It really helps me to unwind and relax. And of course, a lot of sleep. But I can never quite catch up on my sleep.

Bleu Glacis Cooling Effect Concealor & Magic Wand Perfect Face

Bleu Glacis Cooling Effect Concealor & Magic Wand Perfect Face

What’s the secret to keeping your skin so beautiful and flawless looking?

Above all, sunscreen. I have very pale skin and I have to protect it from the sun. There are two products that are simply magic: Thierry Mugler Bleu Glacis Cooling Effect Concealor that I use both under and over foundation. It removes the dark areas under the eyes, it replaces shadow with light and helps to sculpt your face; Thierry Mugler Magic Wand Perfect Face. It gives you a sublime glow on your face by removing fines lines.

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