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Naomi Watts Covers December 2012 Manhattan

Posted Wednesday December 5, 2012 4:10 PM GMT

With her new movie "Movie 43" set to hit theaters on January 25th, Naomi Watts garnered herself some added exposure by covering the December 2012 issue of magazine.

The 44-year-old actress adorned herself in designer garb from the likes of Gucci and Valentino for the fashionable Warwick Saint shot spread while dishing about topics including the pressures of playing Princess Diana to why Hurricane Sandy increased her appetite.

A few highlights from Miss Watts' interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Manhattan!

On playing Princess Diana:
“It was the hardest thing I’ve done, because of the pressure of everyone’s beliefs about who she was, and the fact that it was just really hard to claim her as my own, since everybody else feels they know her. I don’t want to get caught up in mimicry and have a mannered performance—that’s the worst thing. I want to try to embody her and get the essence of her. Those things are really important to me. The film concentrates on a story that people don’t know much about—her love affair with a Pakistani heart surgeon, which I didn’t even know about. That love story ended sadly. Everyone remembers the Dodi story, of course.”

On her exhausting New York City lifestyle:
“I love it, but the energy can drive me mad as well. I have a love-hate relationship with it. This year’s been crazy. Too much travel. I grew up traveling, but it’s tiring."

On why Hurricane Sandy made her hungry:
"One thing this hurricane brought on for us—an insatiable appetite! Is it human instinct to suddenly want to hoard food in the event of a crisis? It’s like animal instinct to crave things you wouldn’t normally touch—like fried foods!"

Photo Credit: Warwick Saint for Manhattan