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January 6, 2018   Ali   Awards, Events, Images Be first to comment

Last night Nicole was honored at the AACTA International Awards where she was honored with the award for Best Supporting Actress. Nicole wore a beautiful pink gown by Carolina Herrera.

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Nicole is one of the performers highlighted in W’s annual January issue for Best Performances of the Year.

Nicole Kidman has always been an adventurous presence onscreen, but 2017 was the year when her daring really spoke to fans both onscreen and off. It felt like every project she appeared in had a cult following, from the films The Beguiled, directed by Sofia Coppola, and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, and especially the zeitgeist-conquering HBO miniseries Big Little Lies. For the trauma she suffered poignantly on that show as the onscreen wife of Alexander Skarsgaard, the Australian actress won an Emmy. It also served as a platform for her newfound activism, with domestic violence as her cause célèbre. And she hasn’t stopped speaking up since, lending her powerful voice to the conversation about the sexual misconduct and systemic abuse of power by men in Hollywood. Here, in a new interview with W editor at large Lynn Hirschberg, Kidman recounts her brilliant year—and how her sensitive husband, Keith Urban, felt all of her onscreen pain.

So how did The Beguiled come to you?

Sofia [Coppola] came and saw a play I was doing in London, and then we went to dinner afterwards and she gave me the screenplay. She said, “I’ve written a script, I’d love you to read it.”

Had you seen the original [1971 film, starring Clint Eastwood]?

I hadn’t seen the original. She described it, and I’ve wanted to work with her. At one point we were sort of trying to make something else happen, and then that fell through. So it was just one of those things where it came together really quickly, and it was a delight to make. I mean, it really was.

I always describe Sofia as being so feminine and quiet, but incredibly powerful. She gets everything done without, really, raising her voice barely above a whisper.

Yeah, people do everything. She’s so quiet; she’s so elegant. But she’s very decisive and just very good at what she does—and everyone knows that, so they respect her.

And you’ve worked with women as directors pretty much from the very beginning. I mean, Jane Campion was—

The trailblazer.


Yeah, and she’s one of my best friends. She came and saw me when I was 14 doing, strangely enough, Sweet Bird of Youth on stage in drama school. I was playing Princess [Kosmonopolis]. I did not know what I was doing at that age. I had no idea what any of it meant. [Laughter.] Jane sort of saw me and she went, “I want her in my student film.” And we built a relationship. Then she brought me Portrait of a Lady. We built a friendship during all of that and have had a friendship ever since.

You’ve had this incredible year. I’m not even talking about TV right now, just movies. Did you set out to say, “You know, I’m just going to do everything that scares me”? Or was there a particular idea behind the films that you’ve done this year, which were really brave.

It was director-driven. I mean, I got to work with Jean-Marc Vallée, Jane Campion, Yorgos Lanthimos, and Sofia Coppola in one year. I was so fortunate, because when directors of that caliber choose you to be in their films or their television shows then, I mean, whatever happens it’s going to be an extraordinary experience and ultimately something will come of it that’s interesting or compelling or different. You know, you never know, but at least when you work with that caliber of director you’re safe.

But what’s so interesting about you—and you can’t say it, so I will—is that you’re unlike certain people who, when they get to a certain point in their career, they safeguard it. They get nervous about breaking out from what’s going to be expected from them.


They’re careful. They don’t do TV shows where they’re naked and beat up and lying on the floor.

But, honestly, is that because they don’t have the opportunity, though? I mean… I don’t see it as brave. That’s what’s interesting. People say, “Oh, you know, that you’re so bold and brave in your decisions.” And maybe I’m just insane. [Laughter.] But I see it as, um, I’m being given a chance. I literally still feel like I’m the kid at drama school hoping to get a role. That’s how I operate. I mean, that’s what I come from, and whether that’s to do with, I suppose at times, my own vulnerability and insecurity, I always feel like I’m so fortunate and lucky to have the job.

But I also was raised in a family that looks at things differently—a very liberal family, a family that discussed things—always politics and philosophy—and academic parents who loved reading. That’s how I was wired as a small child. I would always question and was fascinated by the psychology of human beings.

January 4, 2018   Ali   Images Be first to comment

Found some beautiful outtakes from the shoot that was released last month from the Envelopes Supporting Actresses Roundtable.

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December 31, 2017   Ali   Images Be first to comment

I have added two outtakes from a photoshoot Nicole did back in 1992 to the gallery.

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December 20, 2017   Ali   Batman Forever, Images Be first to comment

Back in 1995 Nicole played Dr. Chase Meridian in the film Batman Forever. While her part wasn’t as large as she would have liked we are glad she played this fun role. Added images to the gallery from her part.

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Nicole Kidman Online > Films > 1995 | Batman Forever

December 20, 2017   Ali   Co-Stars Be first to comment

Zac Efron shares the most uncomfortable scene he shared with Nicole during the Paperboy!

In his career, Zac Efron has had to do some outlandish, embarrassing things — like, say, most of his antics in Neighbors or singing “Get’cha Head in the Game” for High School Musical. So when his new BFF Zendaya asked Efron in an interview what his most uncomfortable scene was, he had a lot from which to choose. His answer is not what we’d expect, especially since it involved one of the greatest actresses ever, Nicole Kidman.

“There was a scene in this movie I did called Paperboy,” Efron begins in the interview he and his The Greatest Showman costar did for Buzzfeed UK. Now, you don’t even need to have seen The Paperboy to guess what might be the most awkward scene from the 2012 Lee Daniels flick. He’s got to be talking about when Kidman had to pee on his face after his character was attacked by jellyfish, right?

Not even. Instead, his recollection has to do with their hot and heavy makeout session.

“Basically, I was with Nicole Kidman, and it was insinuated in the scene – it was mostly improv – that we were supposed to hook up, but the director just never yelled ‘cut,'” Efron said. “We just kept going and going and going and eventually it led to us being partly undressed and things started to happen.”

Things? Oh, please elaborate, Zac.

“Yeah, we went there,” he said, probably insinuating more than he intended. “It was uncomfortable just because I didn’t know when we were going to stop. It was pretty cool, though, considering it was Nicole Kidman.”

When The Paperboy came out, Efron was a little less ambivalent about what filming that scene was like.

“I pinch myself every day, especially after doing love scenes with Nicole Kidman,” he told reporters at the time. “It was the highlight of my life.”


December 16, 2017   Ali   Articles & Interviews Be first to comment

Nicole was invited to be part of the Los Angeles Times The Envelope Roundtable for Supporting Actresses along with Hong Chau, Holly Hunter, Allison Janney, Laurie Metcalf and Michelle Pfeiffer.

When these six actresses gathered with The Envelope to celebrate their films, they had much to say. And once they were on a roll with Times film writers Amy Kaufman and Mark Olsen, supporting actress contenders Hong Chau (Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing”), Holly Hunter (Michael Showalter’s “The Big Sick”), Allison Janney (Craig Gillespie’s “I, Tonya”), Nicole Kidman (Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled”), Laurie Metcalf (Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird”) and Michelle Pfeiffer (Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!”) had to be cut short to get them all out to their various appointments on time. Still, they covered a lot of ground — the veil of shame that has been lifted from Hollywood, polarizing films (did you love “mother!” or hate it?), sex scenes, throwing knives at people, oh, and the bird. We can’t forget that bird. Here’s an excerpt from the conversation edited for length and clarity.

Amy Kaufman: The industry is going through this transitional period, so what does it feel like to be a woman in Hollywood right now?

Laurie Metcalf: That’s a loaded question.

Allison Janney: It’s exciting to think of the culture changing. When I grew up, I always knew about this thing called “the casting couch,” and that that was something women had to navigate to get jobs. I never had to and I’m very grateful for that. But the fact that people are coming out and sharing things that they’ve been burdened with, and they’re free from them by telling their truth, it’s a very empowering time for women — but things probably won’t really change until women are paid equal for equal jobs.

Nicole Kidman: It’s actually hopeful, in the sense of people agitating for change, it’s good. It’s coming out of, I suppose, the secrecy is now being unveiled. That’s good.

Michelle Pfeiffer: I’ve had conversations with women that I’ve known my whole life. They know all of my secrets. But we’ve never had these conversations. And we’re having them now, and I realize one of the things that has kept it quiet has been this sort of veil of shame, in combination with, when something happens so much, it becomes normalized. Both of those things are being lifted, and I think that it will never be normalized again in the same way. And this veil of shame has been lifted. So I see a seismic change happening, and I’m very excited about it.

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Janney: For the shame to shift to the abusers.

Pfeiffer: Exactly. Where it belongs.

December 14, 2017   Ali   Events, Images Be first to comment

I have added images to our gallery of Nicole attending various events through out the year of 2008.

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Nicole Kidman Online > EVENTS And APPEARANCES > 2008

December 13, 2017   Ali   Awards Be first to comment

Congratulations to Nicole and her cast mates for their SAG nominations!

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Limited Series
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

December 11, 2017   Ali   Awards Be first to comment

Nicole has released a statement expressing her gratitude for the nominations that Big Little Lies received this morning from the Hollywood Foreign Press.

“We are all aware of how rare it is for a show and its cast to be honored in such a huge way, and we are all incredibly grateful.

Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press for giving the show so much love. It was made with love, guided by the incredible David E. Kelley and Jean-Marc Vallée as well as my partners in passion Reese Witherspoon, Per Saari and Bruna Papandrea.

The character Celeste is so precious to me and the recognition is deeply appreciated.”

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