Naomi Watts said she wouldn’t be relevant in Hollywood if she wasn’t “f***able”.

Naomi Watts said she wouldn’t be relevant in Hollywood if she wasn’t “f***able”.

Naomi Watts launches wellness brand for women going through menopause – she reveals she was once told she wouldn’t be relevant in Hollywood if she wasn’t ‘f***able’

Naomi Watts has revealed the shocking advice she received in Hollywood.

Speaking at a preview for her new menopausal wellness brand, Stripes, the 53-year-old actress said she was once told she’d become irrelevant when she got too old and wasn’t f***able anymore.

“This is pretty much an aging industry that’s been branded as such,” she told a small audience at the Stripes preview earlier this week in New York City.

Naomi Watts (pictured) called out “ageist” Hollywood at a preview for her new wellness brand, Stripes, and revealed she was once told women who weren’t “f***able” were irrelevant

“And we’ve been told on numerous occasions that when you’re in your mid-40s you’re pretty much screwed up,” she continued.

“If you’re not fuckable — that’s the word I was once told — you’re no longer relevant.”

The Mulholland Drive star is fighting ageism with her own beauty and wellness line that “addresses the skin and body changes of menopause.”

Naomi has just started pitching the product to influencers and media, although it’s unclear when it will officially launch.

A young Naomi (right) is pictured with Laura Harring (left) in her breakthrough role in 2001's Mulholland Drive

A young Naomi (right) is pictured with Laura Harring (left) in her breakthrough role in 2001’s Mulholland Drive

The actress wants to break the stigma surrounding menopause and says it’s a stage of life that should be better represented in mainstream media.

She noted in an Instagram post this week how many women feel shame when they grow past the point where they can have children.

“Growing older is a privilege and a time for us to be proud of our collective experiences,” she wrote alongside a makeup-free selfie.

Naomi fights ageism with her own beauty and wellness line that

Naomi fights ageism with her own beauty and wellness line that “addresses the skin and body changes that come with menopause.”

The star said awkward conversations about topics like menopause make the issue easier to manage.

“Let’s break through the stigma and address the secrecy and shame we’ve felt and help lay a healthier foundation for future generations,” she wrote.

The Loudest Voice star added that the thought of menopause “freaked her out” when she first thought about starting a family in her late thirties.

“Then the M-word quickly blasted my doors in, it felt like a head-on collision with a Mack truck,” she explained.

Naomi previewed the product to influencers and media at an event in New York this week

Naomi previewed the product to influencers and media at an event in New York this week

The 53-year-old posed for photos in the yoga studio

The 53-year-old posed for photos in the yoga studio

Naomi felt alone with her fears of menopause and confused by what she called the “code of silence.”

‘I was there before [menopause] than my peers,” she added.

“My mentors and my mother didn’t seem willing to talk about it, I didn’t know how to ask for help and they didn’t know how to help… even doctors had little to say.

“It’s oddly like an unwritten code of silence: women should absorb it and come to terms with it, because that’s how past generations have done it.”

Products, including tote bags branded with Naomi's wellness brand, Stripes, were featured throughout the event

Products, including tote bags branded with Naomi’s wellness brand, Stripes, were featured throughout the event

Naomi pointed out that by 2025, one billion women worldwide will be going through menopause.

“I think it’s about time women were well represented at this stage of life or this age group,” she said.

“We have been underserved in media, stories and marketing for far too long. When you highlight awkward conversations, they become easier.

“Progress is being made. Why did this one take so long?’

Naomi noted in an Instagram post this week how many women feel shame when they grow past the point of having children

Naomi noted in an Instagram post this week how many women feel shame when they grow past the point of having children