Trivia
  • Best friends with Nicole Kidman, since a casting call for a commercial when they were girls.
  • Born at 11:00 AM (BST).
  • Moved to Australia when she was 14. Her maternal grandmother is Australian.
  • She once appeared in an Australian television commercial turning down a date with Tom Cruise for her mum’s lamb roast.
  • Her brother, Ben Watts, is a well-known photographer. He’s been living in the US since 1994.
  • When her cell phone sounds, it plays Pink Floyd’s “Money”.
  • Accepted the role for 21 Grams (2003) without reading the script first.
  • Her favorite actresses are Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster and Julianne Moore.
  • Moved in with best friend Nicole Kidman after Kidman split up from husband Tom Cruise.
  • Director David Lynch asked her to be in the movie Mulholland Drive (2001) after picking out her headshot from a stack of actors.
  • Claims she wanted to become an actor after seeing the movie Fame (1980).
  • Spent some of her early childhood in Anglesey, Wales, where her mother is from.
  • Had a horrific fall on the New Zealand set of King Kong (2005). She fell from a height into a ditch, to the shock of the cast and crew. She thanked her rigorous practice of yoga for saving her from any permanent damage.
  • Was among the guests at Nicole Kidman’s and Keith Urban’s wedding
  • When shooting a movie, uses a specific song to get herself ready for each scene.
  • Was Fernando Meirelles’s first choice for the role of Tessa Quayle in The Constant Gardener (2005), but she declined due to her commitment to King Kong (2005). Rachel Weisz was then given the role.
  • Is good friends with actor Mark Ruffalo and his wife Sunrise Coigney.
  • Friend of Kate Hudson, Gia Carides and Carla Gugino.
  • Was engaged to actor Liev Schreiber from 2007 until they called off in 2016.
  • Her mother Miv Watts is an interior designer.
  • Turned down the role of “Susan Storm” (Invisible Girl) in Fantastic Four (2005). Jessica Alba later got the part.
  • Her favorite “scary movie” is Don’t Look Now (1973).
  • Is 19 months younger than her brother, Ben Watts.
  • The maniacal laughter heard in the Pink Floyd song, “Money”, is her father’s, Peter Watts, the band’s then-road manager.
  • Was in contention for the role of Hanna Schmiz in The Reader (2008), along with Marion Cotillard, after Nicole Kidman dropped out due to pregnancy. However, because of scheduling conflicts she had to back out and the part was eventually given to Kate Winslet.
  • Was cast in a King Lear adaptation as Goneril alongside Keira Knightley (as Cordelia), Gwyneth Paltrow (as Regan) and Anthony Hopkins (as King Lear). The movie was shelved.
  • Godmother of Simon Baker and Rebecca Rigg’s son Claude.
  • Has been in at least seven remakes/revisions: The Shaft (2001), The Ring (2002), Ned Kelly (2003), Ellie Parker (2005), King Kong (2005), The Painted Veil (2006) and Funny Games (2007).
  • Before finally accepting a lead role in You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010), she was forced to turn down roles by Woody Allen in both Melinda and Melinda (2004) and Cassandra’s Dream (2007) due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Shot her leading role in Mother and Child (2009) in only 8 days.
  • Was three months pregnant with her first child when she completed filming on Eastern Promises (2007).
  • Owns homes in both Los Angeles and New York City.
  • Was considered for the role of Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
  • Spokeswoman for Audi and Pantene haircare. [2011]
  • Model for Ann Taylor. [2011]
  • Good friends with frequent co-star, Sean Penn.
  • Has a fear of swimming in deep water. Was caught in an ocean current, when she was age 14, and was rescued by her brother.
  • Has played four characters with the name Ann – Dream House (2011), Funny Games (2007), Eastern Promises (2007) and King Kong (2005).
  • Turned down the role of Narcissa Malfoy on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) and the role went to Helen McCrory.
  • The appearance of the character in the game Deadly Premonition (2010), Emily Wyatt, was copied from her.
  • Became friends with Fay Wray while filming King Kong (2005).
  • Counts Daniel Day-Lewis as her all-time cinematic crush.
  • Born on the same day as Mike Johansen.
  • On the day she was born, a midwife declared that she would become famous.
  • She frequently goes barefoot, both in her movies and in real life. On several occasions, she even does interviews in her bare feet to feel more relaxed.
  • Is the goddaughter of David Gilmour of Pink Floyd.
  • Co-founder and co-owner of ONDA Beauty.
Info taken from imdb.com