Hollywood star Naomi Watts is never recognised in public, because she looks so different from her movie roles.

After roles in Mulholland Drive, 21 GRAMS and King Kong, and an Oscar nomination last year (05), Watts insists she can still walk the streets in New York City unnoticed.

She says, "(Fame) hasn't altered my life yet.

"The great, fortunate thing is that I never get recognised. I think I look very different on film that I do in real-life.

"In everyday life I am always surprised if anyone recognises me.

"I have had the paparazzi finding out where I live and that's a bummer."