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Noah stars flood the blue carpet for film premiere

RUSSELL Crowe and Emma Watson made a splash in London last night when they braved a sea of fans at the premiere of Noah.

Watson, who was wearing a stunning white Ralph Lauren gown, confessed she felt a duty to all women, acting out childbirth for the first time in the film.

This time it wasn't a red carpet, but one printed to look like waves. Fans flooded to see the cast, which included Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth. Director Darren Aronofsky was there too.

Crowe's friend and Les Miserables co-star Hugh Jackman also made an appearance, to the delight of the crowds.

Watson, who plays Noah's adopted daughter Elah, admitted her character's childbirth scenes were "really nerve-wracking".

The Harry Potter star said: "You feel a responsibility to women in general to portray it in a way that was true to the experience and how tough it is.

"From what I've researched, it feels like a really life or death moment and I really wanted to make sure that came across."

Oscar-winning film-maker Aronofsky co-wrote the reinterpretation of the classic biblical tale, which sees Noah build an ark to save all the animals from a flood sent by God to destroy mankind after they have turned the world into chaos.

The film has attracted mixed reactions from religious audiences, but has topped the US box office. It opens here on April 4.