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Great Performance: Naomi Watts

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Paola Kudacki for TIME Naomi Watts
Performance: Maria Belon in The Impossible (Oscar nomination, Best Actress)
“She was so expressive and so detailed in everything she went through,” says Watts of Maria Belon, a survivor of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. “And everything she did go through is, blow by blow, what’s up there on the screen.”

For our 2013 Great Performances portfolio, TIME spoke with Naomi Watts, nominated for Best Actress for the role of Maria Belon in The Impossible.

Naomi Watts
Performance: Maria Belon in The Impossible (Oscar nomination, Best Actress)

“She was so expressive and so detailed in everything she went through,” says Watts of Maria Belon, a survivor of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. “And everything she did go through is, blow by blow, what’s up there on the screen.”

The Performers Speak:


See a Compilation of Highlights from the 2013 Great Performers

More Portraits of the 2013 Great Performers by Paola Kudacki

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