The Fears Comes 'Round Again
March 15, 2005
Naomi Watts has finally returned with the long-awaited sequel to the creepy horror flick "The Ring," the box office blockbuster that put the Aussie beauty on the Hollywood hot list.
"The Ring 2," which hits theaters on Friday, picks up six months after the horrifying events that terrorized single mother Rachel Keller and her son in the first film. But Naomi told "Extra" that although the film is terrifying, making it was not.
"It was much creepier than the average genre picture," she said of the film. "There was a real emotional journey for my character. But it's so broken and fragmented when you're filming it, that it's not really getting into your psyche in the same way as it does when you are sitting back and viewing it from beginning to end."
Naomi was pretty tight-lipped about the ending, but she was even more secretive about her current project: Peter Jackson's remake of the classic "King Kong," which she is now filming in New Zealand.
"I am not saying anything," she insisted. "If I tell you something I will have to kill you later. But I know there's an ape in it. I'm in it and Jack Black is in it."
That's all we get Naomi? "I have some dialogue, and I meet the monkey," she added. "It's different from anything I've ever done, so it's fun."
It sounds like Naomi really knows how to keep a Hollywood secret!
Don't miss Tuesday's "Extra" for a look at Naomi and her new tall, dark and simian leading man.