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Naomi Watts Says She Had a ‘Psychic Premonition’ She’d Be the Mother of Boys

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Even before she had kids, Naomi Watts felt she was destined to have sons.

“It’s funny, I always knew I would be the mother of boys,” says the actress. “It’s a psychic premonition.”

The two-time Oscar nominee sat down with PEOPLE’s editor-in-chief for the latest episode of The Jess Cagle Interview and discussed motherhood and movies.

Throughout her career, Watts, 48, has also always played a mother to several boys in films such as The Ring, The Impossible and her latest drama The Book of Henry.

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“I don’t have a lot of onscreen daughters,” admits Watts.

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The proud mom to Sasha, 9, and Kai, 8, with ex Liev Schreiber says balancing her schedule was the first big adjustment to parenting and admits it’s getting a bit trickier as her kids get older.

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“The logistics of things obviously is the first massive change,” says Watts. “Where are we going? How long? You don’t want to separate the family. Luckily, for the first few years, it wasn’t too bad because there is no school. Then preschool, it’s okay if you miss some, but now it’s much harder.”