Naomi Watts looks glamorous in NYC after revealing she was told her career would be OVER at 40

Naomi Watts turned heads as she stepped out into the bustling streets of New York City earlier on Monday afternoon.

The award-winning actress, 54, made a fashion statement as she walked on the wet sidewalk wearing a sparkling pink dress.

The mother of two recently opened up in an interview with Entertainment Weekly about her struggles of perimenopause and how she rejected the idea that once she turned 40, she would be, ‘no longer hirable’ in Hollywood.

Stunning: Naomi Watts, 54, made a fashionable appearance as she stepped out into the busy streets of New York City earlier on Monday

The King Kong star opted for a pop of color during her busy day and donned a glittering pink dress that fell down past her knees.

The high-necked gown was covered with a black coat to stay warm in the cooler fall temperatures.

A belt made of the same material was tied securely to accentuate her slim waist. Naomi slipped into a pair of dark red shoes to complete her stunning ensemble.

The talented actress added a pair of large, round sunglasses for a classy touch and to protect her eyes from the bright flashes from the paparazzi’s cameras.

Big smile: The talented actress was pictured sending a smile to the cameras as she quickly walked to her awaiting car

Big smile: The talented actress was pictured sending a smile to the cameras as she quickly walked to her awaiting car

To accessorize her look, the beauty added a pair of dangly, glittering earrings along with a stylish ring on her right hand.

A large black purse was slung over her right shoulder to hold a few items she needed during her exciting outing in the big apple.

Her short, blonde hair was parted to the side, and fell straight down to almost brush her shoulders.

Naomi added a bright, red lipstick to coincide with the color of her heels for a finishing touch.

Chic: The award-winning star opted for a pop of color and donned a shimmering pink dress and red high heels

Chic: The award-winning star opted for a pop of color and donned a shimmering pink dress and red high heels

Staying warm: Naomi chose to add a thick black coat to stay warm in the cooler, rainy fall weather

Staying warm: Naomi chose to add a thick black coat to stay warm in the cooler, rainy fall weather

During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Naomi opened up about issues with aging in Hollywood, and what she had personally faced.

‘I was told, ‘You better get a lot done because it’s all over at 40 when you become unf—able.’ And I’m like, ‘What? What does that mean exactly?’ she honestly expressed.

‘Then you think about it, and you go, ‘Oh, right. When you are no longer reproductive, when those organs are no longer functioning, you are not sexy, so, therefore, you are not hirable.’ That just made me so mad,’ the actress added.

Naomi also revealed that she entered menopause early, which similarly also happened to her mother.

‘I heard the word menopause mentioned to me right at the precipice of when I wanted to start creating a family, so you can imagine the panic.’

However, in her late thirties and at the age of 40, Naomi welcomed two children to the world, whom she shares with her ex, Liev Schreiber.

Candid interview: Naomi opened up to Entertainment Weekly and revealed that she was told her career in Hollywood would come to an end after she turned 40;  seen in July in Paris

Candid interview: Naomi opened up to Entertainment Weekly and revealed that she was told her career in Hollywood would come to an end after she turned 40; seen in July in Paris

Proud: Taking on great roles and having two children in her late thirties, the star proved that life and career isn't over at 40;  pictured in June in NYC

Proud: Taking on great roles and having two children in her late thirties, the star proved that life and career isn’t over at 40; pictured in June in NYC

The Impossible actress expressed that women aging in Hollywood shouldn’t be something looked down upon, nor should their be a time stamp.

‘We’ve got important and powerful experiences as well at this age that we should feel proud of,’ she stated.

To better normalize menopause, the talented star created her own greeting cards called the Naomi Watts Menopause Collection. She stated that her vision of the brand needed ‘humor’ and that she, ‘wanted it to be fun.’

‘I was pretty sure there was a space for something to happen in a different way, where [women could talk about menopause] and not have this same retelling of it as a spooky, scary, painful time.’

‘The mission of the brand is to end the stigma, and get rid of the confusion and the mystery, and to debunk myths. We want to get it as normalized as we possibly can because we’re living longer,’ the mother of two added to the publication.

Horror genre: Naomi has been diving into the thriller and horror genres by starring in projects such as Amazon's Goodnight Mommy;  seen in September in NYC

Horror genre: Naomi has been diving into the thriller and horror genres by starring in projects such as Amazon’s Goodnight Mommy; seen in September in NYC

New project: Naomi has been cast to star in the new Netflix limited series called, The Watcher, which will premiere on the streaming site on October 13

New project: Naomi has been cast to star in the new Netflix limited series called, The Watcher, which will premiere on the streaming site on October 13

The British-born actress has also been preparing for the release of her latest limited series called, The Watcher, which will premiere on Netflix later this month on October 13.

The upcoming limited series is based on a true story and follows a family that moves into a suburban New Jersey home who begin to be stalked by a ‘Watcher.’

The show came from the creative mind of Ryan Murphy, who is behind other projects such as American Horror Story.

Ryan currently has another limited series out on Netflix called Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

The Watcher has other talented actors such as Jennifer Coolidge, Mia Farrow, and Bobby Cannavale to star alongside Naomi.

The actress is no stranger to the horror genre, and is known for her iconic role in the 2002 horror film called, The Ring.

Spooky season: The Watcher was created by Ryan Murphy, who is known for other projects such as American Horror Story

Spooky season: The Watcher was created by Ryan Murphy, who is known for other projects such as American Horror Story

Talented cast: Alongside Naomi, other stars who have been cast in the series include Bobby Cannavale and Jennifer Coolidge

Talented cast: Alongside Naomi, other stars who have been cast in the series include Bobby Cannavale and Jennifer Coolidge

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