She plays Truman Capote’s girlfriend and New York socialite, Babe Paley, alongside Chloë Sevigny, Demi Moore, Molly Ringwald, Diane Lane and Calista Flockhart.
Naomi Watts is nominated for Best Actress for the role of the ‘perfect’ celebrity Babe Paley, whose husband William S. Paley founded CBS, on Ryan Murphy’s upcoming Feud: Capote’s Women.
The second installment in Murphy’s anthology series, Capote’s Women, released in 2017, marks Watts’ continuation of the limited series The Watcher, also created by Emmy-winning artist Murphy.
“It’s such an iconic time and very interesting, especially for women. Babe Paley, what an incredible woman,” Watts said Weekly entertainment her latest role. “As Truman [Capote] she described, her only imperfection was that she was so perfect.”
Paley had a falling out with Capote after releasing an excerpt entitled “La Côte Basque 1965” from his novel Answered Prayers in which Capote incriminated his close circle.
“I’m learning so much about her,” Watts said of Paley. “I’m thrilled to be working with an incredible cast of wonderful women. It’s such a dynamic group.”
Demi Moore, Chloë Sevigny, Diane Lane, Molly Ringwald and Calista Flockhart round out the cast of Capote’s Women, with Tom Hollander himself playing Capote. Among the prominent “swans” that surrounded Capote’s inner circle were Ann Woodward (Moore), CZ Guest (Sevigny), Lee Radziwill (Flockhart), Slim Keith (Lane) and Joanne Carson (Ringwald). The series is set in the 1970s, with Murphy and Plan B executive producing. Oscar nominee Gus Van Sant is directing.
Watts previously spoke about breaking through in her career at age 33 with David Lynch’s “Mulholland Drive.”
“I was told, ‘You better get things done because at 40 it’s all over when you’re not fuckable anymore,'” Watts said previously Weekly entertainment. “And I’m like, ‘What? What does that mean exactly?’ Then you think about it and you’re like, ‘Oh, right. If you’re not reproductive, if those organs aren’t working, you’re not sexy, so you’re not for sale.” That just made me so angry.”
Watts continued, “We’re not talking about a man almost never aging. We’re not talking about his gray hair. Actually, when we do that, it’s like, “Oh, he’s getting more beautiful, more desirable, more powerful.” And why is he powerful? Because he has experience. Well, that should be the same for women. We also gained important and impressive experiences at this age that we should be proud of.”
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