Naomi Watts To Develop A Brand That Erases Stigma Of Menopause & Supports Others Going Through It

Naomi Watts To Develop A Brand That Erases Stigma Of Menopause & Supports Others Going Through It

Naomi Watts is opening up not being totally prepared for menopause when it hit her.

The 53-year-old actress spoke to Page Six about getting menopause earlier than she expected and breaking down the stigma around the natural process.

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“It happened far too early for me and I wasn’t prepared,” Naomi shared. “It was a shock and no one gives you any preparation. I did have in the back of my mind that my mother went early but I didn’t know what that meant. I didn’t know that you could have eight years of peri-menopause.”

She added that when it hit her, she was left feeling “very isolated” and went on to describe some of the symptoms she had.

“One of my greatest symptoms was really itchy skin and my skin is obviously very important to me because of working on camera. I had multiple other symptoms but that was the one that I need immediate attention.”

“It’s gone on for far too long,” Naomi went on. “Women have been forced to silence themselves and feel ashamed. But it’s been the plan for the body all along. It’s not a failure, it’s not a disease.”

The experience has had such an impact on Naomi that she’s developing a brand with the “intention to support women through this phase of life.”

“I wanted to create a space where people can laugh and cry and bitch and moan and also feel really great about this point in our lives,” Naomi explained. “We’ve gone through lots of things and we’re still here.”

She also wants women to understand that post-menopause is also a “liberating time. You can make choices that are authentic and connected to you.”

Just recently, Naomi opened up about doing another movie with best friend Nicole Kidman.