From the success of the film, 50 Shades of Grey, director Sam Taylor-Johnson decided to return to making sequels. She was offered to direct the film, Chappaquiddick, but she turned it down. In the end, she finally decided to work on the new Netflix series titled Gypsy,a psychological thriller. The new series stars lead actress Naomi Watts.

Here are 5 things you need to know about Naomi Watts:

  1. The actress just turned 48-years old today

She celebrated her very special birthday by working on her upcoming series, Gypsy. She is to star with Billy Crudup. Watts is playing the role of Jean Holloway, a therapist who begins to develop dangerous and intimate relationships with the people in her patients’ lives.

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  1. She and husband Liev Schreiber have recently split

Watts and her longtime partner, Schreiber just called time on their relationship after being together for 11 years. The two announced their decision through a joint statement released on Monday.

In an interview shared by E! News, the former couple said, “Over the past few months we’ve come to the conclusion that the best way forward for us as a family is to separate as a couple. It is with great love, respect, and friendship in our hearts that we look forward to raising our children together and exploring this new phase of our relationship.”

The break up for the couple was a long time coming according to them. Their decision was best for the family to move forward. But what’s good news is that they’ll still remain friends especially for their kids.

  1. Watts takes on role as executive producer of Gypsy

Along with Liza Chasin and Lisa Rubin, Watts too will be an executive producer in the new series, apart form being the lead actress.

  1. She has recently starred in famous top-grossing movies

Watts recently starred with Jake Gyllenhaal in Demolition. She also starred in Birdman with Michael Keaton, Other films she starred in were  Allegiant and While We’re Young.

  1. Watts is a very busy woman

Aside from shooting the new Netflix series, she’s also shooting for The Book of Henry and The Bleeder. Just recently, it was announced that Watts is to join Brie Larson in The Glass Castle.

The new series, Gypsy is set to premiere in 2017.

Stay tuned for more updates!