Naomi Watts Thrilled to Be in State Department E-Mails of ‘Impressive’ Hillary Clinton

Actress Naomi Watts appeared quite happy that her name turns up in State Department e-mails of the “impressive” Hillary Clinton. Appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Monday, the star of such films as The Ring and Birdman, gushed, “I've actually met her a couple of times. She's always very, very lovely to me. An impressive woman.” 

Kimmel praised, “You were part of the Hillary Clinton e-mail, I don’t know if you want to call it a scandal or whatever it is.” After Watts deemed it “cool” to be in the newly released e-mails from the unsecured server, the ABC host joked, “You might go to prison for this. That’s pretty strange, isn’t it?” 

A transcript is below: 

Jimmy Kimmel Live
3/7/16 
12:05am ET

JIMMY KIMMEL: You made some very unusual news, I think, is a good way to put it. You were part of the Hillary Clinton e-mail, I don’t know if you want to call it a scandal or whatever it is. You know about this, I assume? 

NAOMI WATTS: No. 

KIMMEL: You don’t? This is a real thing. This is an e-mail from Joe Wilson to Hillary Clinton and you can see from the bottom, the subject, from Hillary Clinton, “Met Naomi Watts last weekend and we talked about you and Valerie and how amazing you both are.” 

NAOMI WATTS: That’s cool! 

KIMMEL: That’s cool? You might go to prison for this. That’s pretty strange, isn’t it? 

WATTS: That is strange. 

KIMMEL: And that’s true, I assume? She did meet you. She isn’t making that up. You were part of the Hillary Clinton e-mail -- I don't know if you want to call it a scandal or whatever it is. You know about this, I assume? 

WATTS: I did meet her. 

KIMMEL: And you guys talked about Valerie? 

WATTS: Yes. I made a movie about her, yes. 

KIMMEL:  Is that what you guys started talking about? 

WATTS: It was a big deal. 

KIMMEL: Yeah, I would think so. Did you know Mrs. Clinton before that? Or is that how she knew --- the entree? 

WATTS: I've actually met her a couple of times. She's always very, very lovely to me. an impressive woman. 

KIMMEL:  Did you ever imagine after meeting you she'd be like -- 

WATTS: That she would write about me? No. 

Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock is the associate editor for the Media Research Center's NewsBusters.org site.