Jennifer Connelly: Noah's wife shows strength

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Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly

Jennifer Connelly says her character Naameh - Noah's wife - shows "extraordinary strength" in the film despite the bible not revealing much about her.

Jennifer Connelly is proud of her 'Noah' character's "extraordinary strength".

The actress claims her character Naameh is seen from a different perspective in the film - which sees Noah build an ark for his wife and the world's animals after God destroys the earth with a flood - as the bible does not reveal much about her.

Jennifer, 43, told "If you read Genesis, she doesn't even have a name.

"But, in the context of the story, I do think that she has extraordinary strength. She's physically capable, she's industrious, I think that she changes the outcome of the story. I think she's enterprising, she has great reserves of strength - and that the source of that strength, really, is love.

"I think that's what really makes her powerful: that she embodies a very profound love."

Jennifer also insists Naameh's dependence on her husband Noah, who is played by Russell Crowe, should not be seen as a weakness.

She added: "I don't think that there's anything wrong with being supportive, and devoted, and having faith. I mean, it's a very particular circumstance - the creator has been communicating with Noah - so one understands her faith and following him."


  • 3 stars
  • 2014
  • US
  • 138 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
  • Cast: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Douglas Booth, Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, Ray Winstone
  • UK release: 4 April 2014

The story of the ark-building biblical patriarch Noah (Crowe), who in this version believes that God intends the flood as a human genocide. Director Aronofsky crafts an intense conflict between Noah and his own family, making for a compellingly weird and occasionally wonderful story.


1. TK Thorne12 Apr 2014, 2:12am Report

Connelly did Na'amah well, her faith and love and her anguish. Without her courage, the whole plot would have fallen.

Noah got the movie, but Noah's Wife tells her own story. And here's how the Titanic is part of it:

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