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Naomi Watts attends Infinite Storm premiere in NY with Pam Bales, the climber she plays in the movie

On Thursday, two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts attended the Manhattan premiere of Infinite Storm with Pam Bales, the ‘extraordinary’ mountain climber she portrays in the movie.

In 2010, Bales braved a blizzard and rescued a suicidal stranger on Mount Washington in New Hampshire while volunteering with the Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team.

‘This active kindness that she gives to this other person in a very extreme situation [was inspiring]. But also her willingness, you know, her strength and her discipline,’ the 53-year-old actress marveled to TODAY earlier that morning.   

Double take! On Thursday, two-time Oscar nominee Naomi Watts (L) attended the Manhattan premiere of Infinite Storm with Pam Bales (R), the ‘extraordinary’ mountain climber she portrays in the movie

‘She was able to put this man before her own needs, which was to survive herself. And I just was blown away by her on the first phone call that we had. She was also tackling her own demons having lost her children, so this was a big story in many ways.

‘And the power of nature, how it heals. It’s such a good reminder of what you can get out there in the quiet of the mountains and the beauty of nature. It’s really wonderful.’

The pair were joined at Regal Union Square by the directing duo Malgorzata Szumowska and Michał Englert.

Naomi looked sophisticated in a white silk blouse, featuring large flower-like folds at the shoulder, and black pleated pants selected by stylist Jeanann Williams. 

Heroic: In 2010, Bales braved a blizzard and rescued a suicidal stranger on Mount Washington in New Hampshire while volunteering with the Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team

Heroic: In 2010, Bales braved a blizzard and rescued a suicidal stranger on Mount Washington in New Hampshire while volunteering with the Pemigewasset Valley Search and Rescue Team

The 53-year-old actress marveled to TODAY earlier that morning: 'This active kindness that she gives to this other person in a very extreme situation [was inspiring]. But also her willingness, you know, her strength and her discipline'

The 53-year-old actress marveled to TODAY earlier that morning: ‘This active kindness that she gives to this other person in a very extreme situation [was inspiring]. But also her willingness, you know, her strength and her discipline’

Naomi continued: 'She was able to put this man before her own needs, which was to survive herself. And I just was blown away by her on the first phone call that we had. She was also tackling her own demons having lost her children, so this was a big story in many ways'

Naomi continued: ‘She was able to put this man before her own needs, which was to survive herself. And I just was blown away by her on the first phone call that we had. She was also tackling her own demons having lost her children, so this was a big story in many ways’

At the helm: The pair were joined at Regal Union Square by the directing duo Malgorzata Szumowska (2-L) and Michał Englert (R)

At the helm: The pair were joined at Regal Union Square by the directing duo Malgorzata Szumowska (2-L) and Michał Englert (R)

Fab after 50! Watts looked sophisticated in a white silk blouse, featuring large flower-like folds at the shoulder, and black pleated pants

She relies on stylist Jeanann Williams

Fab after 50! Watts looked sophisticated in a white silk blouse, featuring large flower-like folds at the shoulder, and black pleated pants selected by stylist Jeanann Williams

Flaxen locks: Hairstylist Rebekah Forecast blew out the British-born Australian' signature blonde bob for the film festivities

Flaxen locks: Hairstylist Rebekah Forecast blew out the British-born Australian’ signature blonde bob for the film festivities

Ready for her close-up! Make-up artist Mary Wiles defined Naomi's brows and applied a rosy blush and pout on her

Ready for her close-up! Make-up artist Mary Wiles defined Naomi’s brows and applied a rosy blush and pout on her

Hitting limited US theaters this Friday! Watts also produced Infinite Storm, which is based on Ty Gagne's 2019 article High Places: Footprints in the Snow Lead to an Emotional Rescue

Hitting limited US theaters this Friday! Watts also produced Infinite Storm, which is based on Ty Gagne’s 2019 article High Places: Footprints in the Snow Lead to an Emotional Rescue

Hairstylist Rebekah Forecast blew out Watts’ signature blonde bob for the film festivities.

Make-up artist Mary Wiles defined the British-born Australian’s brows and applied a rosy blush and pout on her. 

Naomi also produced Infinite Storm – based on Ty Gagne’s 2019 article High Places: Footprints in the Snow Lead to an Emotional Rescue – which hits limited US theaters this Friday.

The survival flick, which was actually shot in Slovenia, currently has a 68% critic approval rating (out of 25 reviews) on Rotten Tomatoes. 

Leading man: Missing from the This Is the Night producer-star' side was two-time Tony Award winner Billy Crudup (L, pictured February 27), whom she's been dating since they met on the set of Netflix series Gypsy in 2016

Leading man: Missing from the This Is the Night producer-star’ side was two-time Tony Award winner Billy Crudup (L, pictured February 27), whom she’s been dating since they met on the set of Netflix series Gypsy in 2016

2021 family portrait: Naomi has two children - Sasha, 14; and Kai, 13 - from her 11-year relationship with ex-fiancé Liev Schreiber, which ended in 2016

2021 family portrait: Naomi has two children – Sasha, 14; and Kai, 13 – from her 11-year relationship with ex-fiancé Liev Schreiber, which ended in 2016

'It's a wrap!' On March 2, Watts wrapped another real-life role as Maria Broaddus opposite Bobby Cannavale in Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan's stalker horror mystery The Watcher, which premieres later this year on Netflix.

‘It’s a wrap!’ On March 2, Watts wrapped another real-life role as Maria Broaddus opposite Bobby Cannavale in Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan’s stalker horror mystery The Watcher, which premieres later this year on Netflix.

Missing from Watts’ side was two-time Tony Award winner Billy Crudup, whom she’s been dating since they met on the set of Netflix series Gypsy in 2016.

This Is the Night producer-star has two children – Sasha, 14; and Kai, 13 – from her 11-year relationship with ex-fiancé Liev Schreiber, which ended in 2016.

On March 2, Naomi wrapped another real-life role as Maria Broaddus opposite Bobby Cannavale in Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan’s stalker horror mystery The Watcher, which premieres later this year on Netflix.

Watts wrapped her arm around Search Party actress Trudie Styler, who served as a producer on Infinite Storm.

HBIC: Watts wrapped her arm around Search Party actress Trudie Styler, who served as a producer on Infinite Storm

HBIC: Watts wrapped her arm around Search Party actress Trudie Styler, who served as a producer on Infinite Storm

Family affair! The British 68-year-old embraced her daughter Mickey Sumner

She's the eldest of her four children from her 29-year marriage to 17-time Grammy winner Sting

Family affair! The British 68-year-old embraced her daughter Mickey Sumner, who’s the eldest of her four children from her 29-year marriage to 17-time Grammy winner Sting

'Reunited and it feels so good!' The 38-year-old actress - rocking a white pantsuit - then embraced her Snowpiercer castmate Lena Hall, who was wearing a mint green sweater and matching pants

‘Reunited and it feels so good!’ The 38-year-old actress – rocking a white pantsuit – then embraced her Snowpiercer castmate Lena Hall, who was wearing a mint green sweater and matching pants

The British 68-year-old embraced her daughter Mickey Sumner, who’s the eldest of her four children from her 29-year marriage to 17-time Grammy winner Sting.

The 38-year-old actress – rocking a white pantsuit – then embraced her Snowpiercer castmate Lena Hall, who was wearing a mint green sweater and matching pants.

The Mulholland Drive alum shared a hearty laugh with Hacks actor Christopher McDonald, whom she’s never work with before.

The 67-year-old SAG Award nominee – best known for his work in Happy Gilmore and Thelma & Louise – wore a black button-up sans necktie beneath a matching suit for the screening.

Amused: The Mulholland Drive alum shared a hearty laugh with Hacks actor Christopher McDonald, whom she's never work with before

Amused: The Mulholland Drive alum shared a hearty laugh with Hacks actor Christopher McDonald, whom she’s never work with before

Shooter McGavin! The 67-year-old SAG Award nominee - best known for his work in Happy Gilmore and Thelma & Louise - wore a black button-up sans necktie beneath a matching suit for the screening

Shooter McGavin! The 67-year-old SAG Award nominee – best known for his work in Happy Gilmore and Thelma & Louise – wore a black button-up sans necktie beneath a matching suit for the screening

Casually clad: Gunpowder Milkshake action star Carla Gugino dressed down in a bright blue button-up top with black flared jeans

Casually clad: Gunpowder Milkshake action star Carla Gugino dressed down in a bright blue button-up top with black flared jeans

Former child star: The 50-year-old SAG Award nominee is best known for her roles in Troop Beverly Hills, the Spy Kids trilogy, and The Watchmen

Former child star: The 50-year-old SAG Award nominee is best known for her roles in Troop Beverly Hills, the Spy Kids trilogy, and The Watchmen

Gunpowder Milkshake action star Carla Gugino dressed down in a bright blue button-up top with black flared jeans.

The 50-year-old SAG Award nominee is best known for her roles in Troop Beverly Hills, the Spy Kids trilogy, and The Watchmen.



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