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.
|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.