Naomi Watts drawn to Buddhism

Indo-Asian News Service, February 4, 2006

London, UK -- Naomi Watts, Hollywood actress and star of King Kong, is converting to Buddhism after becoming obsessed with the religion while filming the new movie The Painted Veil.

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According to, Watts feels drawn to the faith and has even taken up meditating and wearing Buddhist style beads on her wrist.

She says, "I have some belief but I am not a strict Buddhist or anything yet. There was a lot of excitement and energy there."