Nicole Kidman is unquestionably one of Hollywood’s most accomplished and sought-after actresses. Not only has the 54-year-old actress wowed reviewers with her artistic versatility — she’s won awards for everything from children’s films like “Paddington” to adult psychodramas like “Eyes Wide Shut” — but she also has a slew of once-in-a-lifetime honors. She received an Oscar, a BATA, five Golden Globes, two Emmys, and one Screen Actors Guild Award for her work in “The Hours” in 2002.
It’s no surprise, then, that we pay attention when Kidman speaks.
Kidman, who was born in the United States to Australian parents, began her career in show business at the age of 16. In 1983, the teen starred in “Bush Christmas,” a reworking of an Australian classic. In the same year, the rising star was cast in a supporting part on “Five Mile Creek.” Kidman’s career didn’t really take off until the late 1980s and early 1990s.
“Dead Calm,” a thriller directed by Philip Noyce and released in 1989, was a game changer. As a result of its success, it paved the way for subsequent career-defining positions. Kidman’s performance in the thriller was followed by a role in “Days of Thunder,” the first of three films she would co-star in with her first husband, Tom Cruise. She rapidly became a Hollywood mainstay as a result of the film’s monetary success.
She’s gained a reputation as one of television’s most gifted actresses in recent years, winning many honors for her part in HBO’s “Big Little Lies.”
Nicole Kidman discussed her participation on the show as well as her faith and personal life in a candid interview in 2019.
Working with the ensemble — which includes Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Zoe Kravitz, and Shailene Woodley — was a highlight of her experience, according to Kidman, ahead of the show’s second season.
“It’s really great to watch Zo and Shailene grow up and become women, and I’ve never had that.” Laura and Reese, I’m sure, feel the same way. Kidman told Vanity Fair, “We’re all so different, but we complement each other.”
Kidman also said that she and her female co-stars, including Meryl Streep, who joined the program for its second season, have a group chat.
“Can you imagine having dinner with Meryl on a weekly basis?” And what about her tales? “It’s like years and years of actresses being separated, and then they finally let us mix,” Kidman told the publication. “I’m sure you can picture the chats we had. It was an incredible experience sharing our humiliations and victories, as well as every other aspect of the female experience in our industry.”
Kidman spoke on her strong faith in God in addition to her experience on the show. The Australian-American actress, who was raised Catholic, said she, her husband, and their children all attend church together.
“That’s how we’re bringing up our kids.” “Keith has his own ideals, but he also comes,” Kidman explained. “I was up praying and had a very Catholic grandma, so it had a big influence.” I wouldn’t call it absolutism; there’s always something to question – I’m a strong-willed young lady. It’s critical to me that I don’t pass judgment. “Tolerance is the most important thing,” my father would constantly remark.
Kidman remarked of her beliefs, “A lot of my friends ridicule me.”
Kidman recently spoke to the press about her involvement in Aaron Sorkin’s “Being the Ricardos,” a film about Lucille Ball’s romance with her first husband, Desi Arnaz.
“This film demonstrates how you may nurture an incredible connection and leave traces of it that last a lifetime. Yeah, that’s quite lovely. You can’t make people behave the way you want them to, and you’ll occasionally fall in love with someone who isn’t going to be the one with whom you’ll spend the rest of your life. And I believe all of this is really relatable. It’s possible that you’ll be accompanied by children. You may not believe it, but they were really much in love,” Kidman said in a December 2021 interview with The Guardian.
You’d be mistaken if you assumed the actress was referring about her ex-husband, Tom Cruise. Kidman appeared to be angry when the reporter asked the question with “exquisite care.”
“Oh, my God, no, no,” she exclaimed. Certainly not. No. That was, after all, so long ago that it isn’t relevant in this discussion. “So no,” Kidman stated emphatically.
When the reporter prodded Kidman for additional information about her personal life and what it means to be famous, it became clear that the actress prefers to keep her personal life as quiet as possible.
“No, I have to take extra precautions to keep them safe.” Kidman remarked of her family, “I’ve learned to keep my mouth shut.”
Kidman will star in Robert Eggers’ film “The Northman,” which will be released in April 2022.