Naomi Watts has credited fellow Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman with encouraging her to pursue
her acting dreams.
The 44-year-old actress, who is nominated for Oscars this
year for The Impossible, had a tough time getting
established in Hollywood when she first moved stateside in the
But Naomi Watts said some words of encouragement from already
A-list pal and fellow Australian ex-pat Nicole Kidman helped her stay
motivated, reported Us magazine.
"She kept saying, 'It's just going to take one thing, one
thing, Nay, and you know, if you're in a hit film... then
everything changes'," Naomi said of Nicole's reassurance
during an interview with CBS' Sunday Morning, set to air on
Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman, 45, co-starred in the film
Flirting back in 1991, and have remained close ever since.
Naomi explained that she first moved to Hollywood with a
five-year plan, but the exhausting process of audition soon
turned it into a 10-year plan. Despite setbacks, however, she
ultimately decided to stick it out because she "didn't have a
plan B, really."