Actress Naomi Watts, 53, flaunts her thespian credentials in blood spatter selfie

Naomi Watts is a star of the stage and screen.

And the 53-year-old actress looked every inch the thespian on Wednesday as she shared a blood-spattered selfie to Instagram.

Naomi, who paired the dramatic blood spatter with a sexy slip dress and perfectly coiffed curls, quoted Lady Macbeth in the caption.

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Thespian: Naomi Watts, 53, quoted Lady Macbeth in a blood-spattered selfie on Wednesday, after paying tribute to her ex-partner Liev Schreiber on his birthday

‘Out, damned spot! Out, I say,’ she wrote alongside the dramatic photo. 

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The actress didn’t mention if the bloody outfit was for a possible Halloween costume or a new theatrical role.

It comes after Naomi paid tribute to actor Liev Schreiber, her ex-partner and the father of her children, on his 54th birthday over the weekend. 

Cryptic: ‘Out, damned spot! Out, I say,’ she wrote alongside the dramatic photo 

Tribute: It comes after Naomi paid tribute to actor Liev Schreiber (left), her ex-partner and the father of her children, on his 54th birthday over the weekend

She posted a photo from a previous family trip to the snow. 

Naomi, Liev, and their sons, Sasha, 14, and Kai, 12, cuddled up in the throwback.   

She wrote in the caption: ‘Happy birthday to this fellow Libra @lievschreiber, the other half of these precious gifts!’

Co-parents: Despite announcing their split in 2016 after 11 years together, the former couple have continued to be friends and co-parents for their children

‘Hope you have an amazing day,’ the Australian-raised, British-born actress added.  

Despite announcing their split in 2016 after 11 years together, the former couple have continued to be friends and co-parents for their children. 

Last month, Liev also shared a birthday tribute post for Naomi on his Instagram feed.

Friendly exes: Last month, Liev also shared a birthday tribute post for Naomi on his Instagram

He posted a photo of himself and their children and wrote in the caption: ‘Happy Birthday mom!!! We love you beyond beyond.’

The Mullholland Drive star replied: ‘Thank you, love you guys too.’

Since their break-up, the pair have both moved on with new partners: Naomi is dating actor Billy Crudup, 53, while Liev is with model Taylor Neisen, 28. 

On good terms: Naomi replied in the comments section: ‘Thank you. Love you guys too’

Amicable: Liev and Naomi, who never married, announced their split in September 2016 but vowed to co-parent their sons and remain a family. Pictured in 2016