Theo James Talks 'Insurgent' Mom Naomi Watts: "She's a Babe"

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What is it like to have Naomi Watts play your mom? Kind of awkward, according to Theo James.

"It was interesting for her to play my mom because she's a bit of a babe," he said to reporters with a laugh at the Insurgent junket in Beverly Hills, Calif. Friday. That aside, he added, "I was really excited to work with her because she's a great actress and has done some phenomenal work."

"[Naomi] is interesting in this film because she has a different energy," Theo continued. "She's very calculating but at the same time she has a warmth and gentleness that almost juxtaposes what her real ambition is. So, when I was doing scenes with her, she's not like just staring you down in an abrasive's also loving and sweet."
2015 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - ArrivalsWhile Naomi didn't comment on how hot Theo is, the actress did dish on why she decided to play a role in a film that is very different for her. "It's something that I haven't really done that much of," she said at the junket. "I remember back at the end of my ingénue days being in [King Kong] and having to do a lot of physical stuff, making the promise to myself I would never do that again."

"But, now I'm an older woman, a more mature woman, so I don't have to do quite like what Shailene has to go through," she continued with a laugh. "Well, we'll see what happens for the next [film]."

Tune into our live AOL BUILD Live Video Q&A interview with Theo and Shailene Woodley on Tuesday, March 17 at 4 p.m. ET here on Cambio. Sign up for our newsletter to receive a tune-in reminder!

Insurgent hits theaters March 20.

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