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Watts barely escaped injury on 'Kong' set

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NEW YORK, Dec 13, 2005 (UPI via COMTEX) -- Actress Naomi Watts says she barely avoided serious injury on the set of her new action-adventure film, "King Kong."

"I fell down a hole backwards," she told reporters in New York recently, adding it was a five- or six-foot drop. "I was a little terrified because I was in this hole, a ditch kind of thing, and my legs were in the air. ... I was physically jammed. I couldn't move right away and I instantly thought, 'Oh, dear, I'm paralyzed,' or something really bad."

Watts said she knew she was going to survive the harrowing experience when she began to worry about who could see up her dress.

"Mostly what I could think about was my underwear on display and everyone up there is looking at it. So, I knew once I had that thought, I must be okay," she laughed.

Watts said her former practice of yoga gave her the flexibility she needed to get through the ordeal.


Copyright 2005 by United Press International

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