Pregnant actress Naomi Watts beats the heat in a pair of shorts

Actress Naomi Watts beat the heat of the city by keeping her cool in a pair of denim shorts.

The heavily pregnant King Kong actress donned the leg-baring shorts and nautical striped T-shirt as she basked in the sunshine in Los Angeles.

Seven months pregnant Naomi was seen heading to her car after she enjoyed a bite to eat at the Brentwood Country Mart in Los Angeles.

Naomi Watts

Hot pants: Pregnant Naomi Watts beat the heat in a pair of denim shorts as she lunched in Los Angeles yesterday

The 39-year-old actress recently admitted she is amazed by the power of the female body, since giving birth to her one-year-old son Alexander.

The Australian born actress is expecting her second child with partner Liev Schreiber.

She admitted: 'I’m appreciating my body 100 per cent more now. I’m really astounded at what the female anatomy can endure.'

Pin up: Naomi revealed her shapely pins in her shorts as she walked around sunny Brentwood in Los Angeles

The actress who turns 40 on September 28 said she hates the idea of going under the knife to preserve her looks.

And wants to follow in the footsteps of other actresses who have resisted surgery.

Naomi said: 'I hope to grow older gracefully. Meryl Streep is a real example of how to age beautifully – her features are still like those of her younger self.'

The natural beauty also revealed she never wears make-up unless she filming or appearing in a photoshoot - because she has never learnt how to apply it properly herself.

She added: 'In my everyday life, I don’t wear make-up because I can’t apply it!'

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