Naomi Watts: Blondes Look a 'Little Bit Porno' When They Wear Red

03/19/2013 at 03:00 PM ET

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We didn’t think there was a single thing Naomi Watts couldn’t wear, but the Academy Award-nominated actress, 44, informs us that there’s just one shade she won’t sport.

“I won’t wear red on the red carpet … I just never think blondes look good in red.” Watts told PEOPLE Wednesday at The Hollywood Reporter and Jimmy Choo’s 25 Most Powerful Stylists luncheon in West Hollywood. “I think it’s good for dark haired girls and dark skinned girls. But for some reason, I always feel like I look trashy in it.”

So trashy, in fact, that she believes “blondes plus red, to me, looks a little bit porno, and I’ve never felt quite right.”

RELATED: Vote on star hair changes (including Watts’s!) in our “Better Before or After?” gallery!

How to explain that “near red moment” in Zac Posen, then?

“Because it had a busy print, it had different colors,” she says. “It wasn’t fire engine red. At the [Golden] Globes I wore burgundy or plum. That wasn’t red. If you put blue in it, I can wear it, but orange does not look good with my skin.”

Tell us: What do you think of Watts’s take on blondes in red? Are there colors you can’t pull off?


–Dahvi Shira

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Sarah on

I’m blonde, and I happen to love to wear red! I think it looks really great with my hair…not “porno” at all! Sorry, Naomi, but I don’t agree.

Leo on

Is this Naomi Watts??? 0_o

Liz on

I’m blonde. I agree with Naomi.

She's right on

Yes! The lighter (or more unnatural- particularly platinums or yellowish platinums) the color, the more hooker-like is the overall effect. But then again, if someone’s dye job/taste is that bad, they probably look like a woman of the night no matter what they’re wearing.

She's right on

Oh, and I’m blonde, too. Just not garish.

Tres on

I strongly disagree…it’s all in the overall design and presentation of the look.

Tara on

Wow seems like we have some over sensitive “blondes” on the board. I tend to agree with her. I think yellow looks horrible on anyone who does not have a dark complexion and redheads should not wear red. Lighten up ladies it’s her opinion.

Yvonne on

I think it depends on the blond and how comfortable they feel in the role of “vixen”. Because let’s face it, a pretty blond in a red dress darn well knows she’s working it-that’s the whole point. It’s a flashy vixen color to wear in a dress no matter what color your hair is. So if you’re not comfortable being flamboyant and sexy at the same time then I can see her point. Some women love vamping it up and going va va voom , others prefer a more subtle approach. Just a personality thing.

Tracey on

So she thinks she looks good in that? LOL

Meg on

Dyed blondes look porno, period, because unnatural hair looks very cheap and fake.

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