Naomi Watts cut her hair into a choppy little bob: adorable, fresh & the new trend?

Does anyone else feel bad for Naomi Watts? Reportedly, she gave one of the best performances of her career in The Impossible, and she garnered nominations in every major award show, and it conceivably could have been her year… and then nothing. She didn’t win anything. She got shoved to the side by Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Chastain. So maybe it was time, Naomi thought, to change up her look. Nothing too dramatic, but something fresh to shake off a slightly bad run. These are photos of Naomi in Paris for the Louis Vuitton show yesterday – she’s showing off a new bob! Just FYI, this is how she looked during the awards season:

See? It’s not a super-dramatic cut, but it’s still notable. I think her bob is really cute! Compared to her old hairstyle, this seems so fresh and clean and youthful-yet-adult. SO much better than midlife crisis (or breakup) bangs. I would be all for it if this was the new trend: ladies taking out their extensions and/or cutting off their overprocessed lengthy hair to something fresh and clean.

When I was looking through the photos of the Louis Vuitton show, I came across these pics of Lily Collins, who was also at the show. I think she came into Paris just for this show, actually. Um… I know Lainey has talked about how thin Lily has gotten, but her weight loss seems especially dramatic in these photos. It’s like half of her face is gone! All I see are bones and brows. Not a good look! Why do all of these young girls think that this super-skinny look is the ideal? It’s like a generation of girls aspire to be Kate Bosworth, and I’m sorry, but that’s ridiculous. Look at Bosworth’s career! Who wants THAT?

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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  1. i'm french don't kill me says:

    she stole my haircut!! (she looks great)

  2. allons -y alonso says:

    I love Naomi Watts. I really wanted it to be her year, but sadly it just didn’t happen. :(

  3. Jayna says:

    Reese Witherspoon said she hadn’t been so moved by a performance since a long ago performance by Meryl Streep. Maybe Sophie’s Choice? I think she even wrote Naomi a letter praising her performance. Anyway, I want to see Naomi’s movie.
    She looks great in these photos.

    If you have never seen the movie, The Painted Veil, with Naomi and Ed Norton, Liev Schrieber, rent it. It’s a sweeping, epic movie based in China.

  4. serena says:

    Aww Naomi looks even more beautiful and adorable with this new haircut, but I’m wondering if there’s a botox work too..

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I have to be upfront about loving Naomi Watts before I say that I honestly don’t think she’s been tweaked. It’s possible that she has had *some* minimal tweaking but I honestly doubt it.

      I’m a fan because I think she’s amazingly talented, but I also admire the fact that she doesn’t look like her pal Kidman (of whom I am also a fan).

    • bluhare says:

      If her name hadn’t been written on the front page, I wouldn’t have recognized her. I think the haircut is because she did something to her face.

      • Christina says:

        Yup. I was shocked by that first picture. Her lower face in particular looks really bloated. Yes, I know even a small difference in hair style can change the appearance of your face quite a lot, but this deffo reeks of botox, and more. The other photos aren’t so bad, but Naomi does appear to have had work done, and not in a good way.

  5. brin says:

    She looks great, it suits her. I do feel bad for her, it would have been nice if she got recognized for her performance in “The Impossible”.
    Do you think Nicole is chuckling? (just kidding)

  6. Liz says:

    I love her hair cut its a really good length on her face, very flattering. She was fantastic in the impossible but it felt more like a supporting role then lead I thought, it would of been nice for Tom Holland to get some award recognition this year.

  7. elceibeno08 says:

    Naomi looks beautiful and her new look is great. I would have thought that white would make her look washed out but it doesn’t. Well played.

  8. BLOGAHOLIC says:

    Makes her look younger, it looks great.

  9. T.Fanty says:

    That’s really nice. It makes me want to cut my hair off.

  10. I actually don’t think Lily looks much thinner. Her legs and arms still looks pretty healthy, maybe she just lost some baby fat in her face?

  11. GoodCapon says:

    At first glance I thought she was Sienna Miller.

    Lily Collins with the most blatant “I have an LV bag!!!” on display.

  12. Ms Kay says:

    Naomi Watts is an amazing actress, she stole my heart in 21 Grams, I was rooting for her that year but oh it was Charlize Theron year with Monster so no contest…

    Funny thing is a much as King Kong sucked, she and Jack Black were the best parts of the film.

    Add to that, Mulholland Drive, Painted Veil are my favourite films of hers as well.

    I believe that the Oscars will give her that damn Oscar one day, but with their friggin’ “not the time yet” policy, I fear they will reward for some performance less deserving.

    That said, eh, she looks alright with the haircut, now going pixie would have been a bold move, but I sure love that white outfit.

  13. Barrett says:

    The oscars is strange. Naomi did a very good job in impossible, more depth to the performance. I actually found Jennifer lawrence great in the start of SLP but then she seemed to overact in the end, showing she was a young actress w a lot to learn. What is best actress at the oscars really judging, popularity, who is up and coming?

  14. Nicole says:

    She looks like Sharon Stone!

  15. Hannah says:

    Nice new look :)

    I don’t know about Lily Collins. Sometimes I think she looks too thin, sometimes she just looks thinner but still healthy. Depends on the outfit, I guess. There certainly was no need, though, for her to loose any weight in the first place!

  16. Ellen says:

    Lainey blames the weight loss thing on casting directors and agents, not the actresses themselves.

    I love Naomi. But I guess I feel worse for Annette Bening, who got stung by Hilary Swank TWICE.

  17. elkiddo says:

    Yeah naomi looks great, but then i always love women with short hair.
    And despite her getting thinner, i approve of lily maintaining her paleness.

  18. ruby says:

    I don’t like her new bob. It looks unfinished and wispy at the bottom, and that center part is extremely unflattering. She looked a lot better before.

    What I would find fresh and new would be if she went a bit darker, something like a golden honey colour. I am tired of seeing the same overprocessed fake blonde on everyone.

  19. Faye says:

    I love Naomi’s hair, but can we talk about her face? Does it look really full of fillers to anybody else in the latest pics?

    Also, does anyone know what bag she’s holding in the picture of her in the white coat? I absolutely love the style, color, everything.

  20. YuYa says:

    I saw the Impossible and I do not get why she was nominated for anything. She was passed out pretty much the whole movie and what “acting” I did see from her wasn’t moving in any way. I am completely gobsmacked that that so many people thought she was Oscar worthy in this. I just do not get it.

  21. Chrissie says:

    Who do I have to kill to get that gorgeous mint handbag she has?

  22. Abby says:

    I saw all three movies and while they all gave great performances, Naomi should have had it. I don’t see the big deal with Jessica Chastain’s performance in ZDT.

    I love Naomi almost as much as Cate Blanchett. And the haircut is adorable. She’s perfectly imperfectly beautiful. I have three girl crushes – Cate Blanchett, Rachel Weisz, and Naomi Watts.

  23. taxi says:

    Naomi’s new do is cute, casual. Puffed lips, maybe?

    I don’t think Lily lost weight. The armhole seams are cut to make the front very narrow, with no bust shaping. Her arms & legs don’t look that thin to me.

  24. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Maybe I’m just bitter because my hair is not super-long anymore but I would be psyched to see some new shorter hair styles. The extensions and long, flowing locks has been around for at least a decade now…

  25. Sara says:

    Tba, I think she had extensions removed and I think she got some plumping as her face looks fuller. That said, she looks great and the filler looks natural which I am all for!

  26. Az says:

    Yes, Naomi’s hair is nice and all but more importantly, look at her purse! Gorgeous. I want.

  27. Dani V says:

    I love Naomi. She is always a standout in her movies. I think her career will continue to flourish. Who knows, maybe not winning an Oscar will be the best thing that happened to her.

  28. Fred says:

    Love Naomi always. I agree that Lily Collins looks really slim, but I think she looks great with the hair and the outfit.

  29. Gemini08 says:

    I don’t think she looks that bad and she has always been thin anyway. But I think if she is attempting to lose weight she needs to stop at where she is.

  30. JC says:

    Naomi is such a natural beauty. She’s kind of like Charlize. Hardly ever see her when she doesn’t look like a knockout.

  31. Shira says:

    Looks good, but I kinda feel like one side is longer than the other?

  32. KellyinSeattle says:

    How much is her Louis Vuitton bag? Just wondering. I especially love the mint colored bag! Plus, I like her hair…she looks younger. To the woman who said she’d like to see some shorter styles come out, I agree…for some women, anyway. I like fresh, shorter styles in the spring.

  33. BBB says:

    That’s a whole lot of eyebrow on that girl.

  34. Jennifer12 says:

    I think she looks terrific! Not at all that same old LA look.

  35. Miss Burger says:

    Naomi is gorgeous, and the new hairstyle is a nice change; she looks great. Now, as for her talent, it is enormous, I can’t think of a movie she has been in that I haven’t been impressed with the depth of her acting. I was truly hoping that this would be her year, as her acting in Impossible is Oscar worthy, moreso than the other talented contenders. I only hope the Academy finally recognizes her with Best Actress sooner than later. And, yes, the haircut, outfit, and bag are drool worthy!!!

  36. mystified says:

    Gosh that hair looks fug on her!!! This is the only time I’ve ever seen her look less than amazing. Her stylist either hates her guts or is incompetant. The hair makes her normally gorgeous face look bottom heavy and blubbery.

  37. Sandra Sydney says:

    I really like Naomi’s new cut. She’s always been a looker, but let’s face it, she’s not 25 anymore. She’s definitely had work done, and probably the swelling is yet to go down completely. Let’s talk again in a couple of weeks.