January 26, 2021

Naomi Watts Toasts ‘Gypsy’ Premiere With Rooftop Party in NYC

It’s not easy for Naomi Watts to go incognito.
The actress was very much the conspicuous center of attention Thursday night at the Cinema Society premiere party for her new Netflix series “Gypsy,” in which she plays Jean, a seemingly typical therapist living a dark double-life under the pseudonym Diane.
Guests gathered in the newly opened Public Hotel’s chilled subterranean screening room to preview the first episode of the drama, which reads as part psychological thriller and part character study, with Watts at the center.
“I’ve definitely given a false name for my coffee,” revealed the English-born actress who wore a loose-fitting Valentino frock for the affair. “I don’t like them calling out my name. I give [the baristas] stupid names that have no meaning to my life, but when I got the role I did try out Diane just to be goofy.”
Billy Crudup, who plays Watts’ straight-laced husband, was noticeably absent from the evening, but other cast members in attendance admitted to not being as daring as their on-screen characters when it comes to testing the limits of deception.
“Everybody always says they give fake jobs or names to their Uber drivers and stuff like that and I’m always so hyped and ready

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