News for Dec. 11, 2005

Gorilla my dreams: Naomi Watts went ape over playing ‘Kong’ heroine

12/11/05, 11:32 am EST - Xoanon

To play Ann Darrow, the screaming blonde who fascinates a giant gorilla in the third version of “King Kong,” which opens on Wednesday, Naomi Watts knew there was an essential step she had to take: She had to meet the original - actress Fay Wray, who became part of film history in the 1933 classic. “It’s a lot to live up to,” said the 37-year-old English-born actress. “You know, it’s: ‘What if I’m gonna be remembered for this?’” With “Kong” fanatic Peter Jackson, the force behind this new version, Watts dined with Wray in Manhattan. [More]