‘Lakewood’ Director Says Naomi Watts Ran Up to 2 Miles in a Single Take (Video)

‘Lakewood’ Director Says Naomi Watts Ran Up to 2 Miles in a Single Take (Video)
Shooting the thriller “Lakewood” had Naomi Watts really working on her cardio, as director Philip Noyce says that the actress had to run as much as 2 miles in a single take as part of her role in the one-woman thriller.

Shot in rural northern Ontario during the pandemic, “Lakewood” follows Watts as a mother who risks her life to save her child after her small town is placed on lockdown over a school shooting. Much of the film shows Watts running through forest roads to get to the school, which Noyce says became very physically grueling for her.

“There were 11-minute takes where we are all in cars or getting pushed or pulled in front of her but she had to keep going,” Noyce told TheWrap’s Toronto International Film Festival studio. “Another actress might not have been able to turn that negative, the absolute exhaustion, the fear of injuring herself,
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