Naomi Watts said she wouldn’t be relevant in Hollywood if it weren’t for ‘s *** va’

Naomi Watts launches menopausal wellness brand – she revealed she was once told she wouldn’t be relevant in Hollywood if she wasn’t ‘fu *** able’

Naomi Watts revealed the shocking advice she received in Hollywood.

At the premiere of her new wellness brand Stripes for menopause, the 53-year-old actress said she was once told she would become irrelevant if she got too old and was no longer ‘s *** va’.

‘This is a pretty age-old industry that’s branded as such,’ she told a small audience at the Stripes Review in New York City earlier this week.

Naomi Watts (pictured) called 'ageist' Hollywood at the premiere of her new wellness brand Stripes, and revealed that she was once told that women who can't 'f *** able' are irrelevant

Naomi Watts (pictured) called ‘ageist’ Hollywood at the premiere of her new wellness brand Stripes, and revealed that she was once told that women who can’t ‘f *** able’ are irrelevant

‘And we’ve been told many times that you’re pretty much done by the mid-1940s,’ she continued.

‘If you’re not kidding – that’s a word I once said – you’re no longer relevant.’

The Mulholland Drive star is battling aging with her own beauty and wellness line that will ‘address skin and body changes after menopause’.

Naomi has just started presenting the product to influencers and media members, although it is unclear when it will be officially launched.

Young Naomi (right) is pictured with Laura Harring (left) in her groundbreaking role on Mulholland Drive in 2001.

Young Naomi (right) is pictured with Laura Harring (left) in her groundbreaking role on Mulholland Drive in 2001.

The actress wants to overcome the stigma around menopause, saying that it is a phase of life that should be better presented in the mass media.

She noted in an Instagram post this week that many women experience feelings of shame as they age after the point where they can have children.

‘Aging is a privilege and a time to feel proud of our cumulative experiences,’ she wrote with a selfie without makeup.

Naomi fights aging with her own beauty and wellness line that will 'address skin and body changes after menopause'

Naomi fights aging with her own beauty and wellness line that will ‘address skin and body changes after menopause’

The star said awkward conversations about topics like menopause mean it becomes easier to deal with the problem.

‘Let’s overcome the stigma and address the mystery and shame we have felt and help create a healthier foundation for future generations,’ she wrote.

The Loudest Voice star added that when she first thought of her family in her late thirties, the thought of menopause ‘scared’ her.

‘Then the word M quickly blew my door, I felt like a head-on collision with a Mack truck,’ she explained.

Naomi unveiled the product to influencers and media members at an event in New York this week

Naomi unveiled the product to influencers and media members at an event in New York this week

The 53-year-old posed for photos at a yoga studio

The 53-year-old posed for photos at a yoga studio

Feeling lonely with her anxiety about menopause, Naomi was confused by what she described as the ‘silence code’ that surrounds him.

‘I’ve been to it before [menopause] than my peers’, she added.

“It seemed like my mentors and mom weren’t ready to discuss it, I didn’t know how to ask for help, and they didn’t know how to give it to me… even the doctors didn’t have much to say.

“It’s as strange as an unwritten code of silence: women should suck it up and manage, because that’s what generations have done.”

Products, including bags, branded with Naomi’s wellness brand Stripes, were everywhere at the event

Products, including bags, branded with Naomi’s wellness brand Stripes, were everywhere at the event

Naomi pointed out that by 2025, there will be a billion women around the world who will be in menopause.

“I think it’s time for women at this stage of life or this age group to be well represented,” she said.

‘We have been insufficiently helpful in the media, stories and marketing for too long. When you point out awkward conversations, they become easier.

‘Progress has been made. Why did this particular one last so long? ‘

Naomi said in an Instagram post this week that many women experience feelings of shame as they age after the point where they can have children

Naomi said in an Instagram post this week that many women experience feelings of shame as they age after the point where they can have children

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