Naomi Watts: Relationships are 'hard'

Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber
Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber Bang Showbiz

NAOMI Watts thinks relationships are "hard".

The 'Allegiant' star has been with partner Liev Schreiber for 11 years but admits their "high-pressure jobs" can sometimes make things a bit tricky.

She told Los Angeles Confidential magazine: "Relationships are hard whether you're famous or not. I don't know anyone who doesn't have to work on it. Being an actor doesn't change anything.

"I'm sure it's the same if you're a doctor or a couple of lawyers. You have high-pressure jobs, lots of hours, stresses that come at you unexpectedly - and you have to figure out how to be present in the midst of it all."

However, the 47-year-old actress tries to make things as "normal" as possible for their two children - Samuel, seven and Alexander, eight.

She said previously: "Certainly there are things in my life that reflect the fact I've become successful in this industry, I've earned a certain amount of money, but it's not all like that. And I don't want it to be all like that. I don't want to be driven around in a car all the time. We were in Paris recently and there was a car available for us, but I wanted my kids to walk - I wanted them to see the city!'

"We struggled to create that balance but, knock on wood, it's been OK so far. I try to be the 'normal mum', it's just who I am. It wouldn't be normal for me to operate quote-un-quote like a 'just a movie star.'"

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