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Naomi Watts really found her comedy groove in 'While We're Young'

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Nicole Rivelli

Naomi Watts is best known for her dramatic roles, beginning with her stunning transformation in David Lynch’s Mulholland Dr., and including mesmerizing performances in 21 Grams, The Painted Veil, and The Impossible. But lately, she’s demonstrated her funny side, with slyly comedic roles in Birdman, St. Vincent, and Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young, which expands nationwide on Friday.

Watts and Ben Stiller play a successful Brooklyn couple who feel like their lives have become a little stale. When they meet a hip, younger couple—played by Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver—they can’t help but be influenced by their spontaneous, adventurous spirit. Seyfried’s favorite scene, as she explains in this exclusive featurette, takes place in the the hip-hop class to which she drags Watts’ blindsided character. It’s a perfect Baumbach movie moment—ultimately hilarious after initially excruciating—and Watts finds the perfect comic rhythm.