Watch: Ewan McGregor And Naomi Watts Discuss ‘The Impossible’ In A New Featurette


Back in August we saw the amazing (totally tear-jerking) trailer for Ewan McGregor’s new film about the southeast Asian tsunami, The Impossible. Today we get a closer look at Naomi Watts’s role in the film as McGregor’s wife, who gets separated from him and her other son during the disaster. The film was based on a true story and it’s been getting some serious Oscar buzz for some time now. When I first watched the trailer I couldn’t help but question the fact that a tsunami movie was being made to specifically tell the story of a European family on vacation (rather than, say, an Asian, Indian, or North African family). As it turns out, Maria Belon (the real-life woman on whom the story is based) is a doctor from Spain who was on vacation with her family when the tsunami hit.

Peep the featurette to learn more about the story and the amazing woman who inspired the movie.


  • ClaireMichelle

    I was wondering the same thing about it starring a European family as well, Shannon! Thanks for posting this to clear that up because now I’m more excited to see it. It looks so good and I can already tell I will be ugly crying my way through the whole thing!

    • Shannon

      ClaireMichelle, you’re welcome. LMAO @ ‘ugly crying’!!! I KNOW right?! I’m looking forward to doing the same :)

  • Ariel Echeverria

    i can’t help but notice that although the real familly were from spain, the actors look nothing like them. couldn’t at least naomi dye her hair, they look like a british familly. point aside i will be watching it!! and crying too

    • ClaireMichelle

      I wish she would have dyed her hair too…But the acting should be phenomenal, so I should get over it.

    • Shannon

      Ariel Echeverria, I hear you and I agree. I still think it will be amazing but I do wish they would have gone that route.

  • richardM

    “The Impossible” stars Naomi Watts, and Ewan Mcgregor. It’s based on the true story of Maria Belon, the lead character whom lead actress Naomi Watts plays. Ewan Mcgregor plays her husband in the film.