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September 1, 2017   Ali   Site Be first to comment

Today marks NKO’s one year birthday! I am so proud of how this site has grown and so grateful to each of you for visiting and enjoying the site! Here is to many more!

In honor of our birthday we have a new theme. Thanks to Nicole at NWL9 Design for our beautiful header and Claudia at Never Enough Design for the theme base! I hope you enjoy the new look as much as I do!


August 29, 2017   Ali   Articles & Interviews Be first to comment

Nicole talks about Aquaman, Big Little Lies, and the need for equality in film roles.

Nicole Kidman doesn’t like to give lectures – but she will do it anyway when it comes to issues she is passionate about, such as women in the film industry.

Since adding an executive producer credit to her resume for the hit series Big Little Lies, in which she also stars alongside Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley, Kidman is passionate about pursuing more women-led projects.

“We wanted to craft something because we were frustrated because there wasn’t the roles for us and our friends and for the women we know have extraordinary talent and they are not being given the chances they should be given,” she said.

“For them to work and to be received in that way builds a bridge for us to do more and also for other women and producers and male producers who believe in female-driven projects.”

Speaking to Fairfax Media at the Dior gala in Melbourne on Saturday night, Kidman said there is still a huge gender imbalance in the industry.

“It doesn’t mean that it’s done. I constantly say this now. People say, ‘It’s so fantastic … [but] there’s only a few series that are female driven, we have to do so much more just to have equality,” she said.

Kidman is currently working in Queensland shooting Aquaman and was working as late as Friday night before arriving in Melbourne on Saturday.

“I am sworn to secrecy, that’s the nature of those films. But yes, I was in a [water] tank.”

The Academy Award-winner said while 2016 was hugely busy filming Big Little Lies and Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake: China Girl, this year she had been able to have four months off.

“It comes in waves. It’s a long journey life but you stick at it and stay in that place of going, ‘I have opportunities and I am going to keep going,” she said.

Kidman has two of her most memorable gowns in the House of Dior exhibition, although the chartreuse one she wore to the 1997 Oscars – named one of the best Oscars dresses of all time – is a reproduction.

“I have the couture dress at home. This one in the exhibit is from the runway. I have the one John Galliano actually fitted and made for me … my daughters will inherit that dress,” she said.

“I have a lot of the [red carpet] dresses and I treat them as works of art because that’s what they are. I want the [dresses] to be kept. I am entrusting them to my daughters and hope they will value them as much and place them where they should be placed.”

Kidman said the chartreuse dress was a bold choice then by red carpet standards but “not for me, I was living in London at the time”.

“I had a strong friendship with John Galliano and a lot of the designers, Karl Lagerfeld. It was incredibly rarefied air to be able to say, ‘I’m going to go to Paris.’ But it was also kind of fun. You’re dealing with these houses, these designers who are creative and extraorindary.”

Kidman, who turned 50 in June, said she approaches red carpet dressing nowadays with “reverence”.

“A lot of the time you are wearing these dresses … just to be able to put them on you feel like you are going to the ball, as Cinderella. You’re still very much modelling the dresses and that’s the task at hand and I take this seriously,” she said.


August 27, 2017   Ali   Images, Magazines Be first to comment

Nicole covers the one year anniversary issue of Stellar Magazine and talks about the happiness and joy she is finding in her life at age 50. Here are some quotes from the interview and I have added images from the photoshoot to our gallery.

On having the most successful 12 months yet: “I’m always just gently moving through life, so I try to not have the massive highs and the massive lows and try to stay in a consistent place. But in terms of just really savoring the moment, yes. …I know when things are good and I savor them.”

On daughters Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret: “They make us very happy, is what they do. They bring so much joy to both of us. Keith just walked in. [She puts down the phone to speak with husband Keith Urban.] ‘Don’t those daughters just bring so much joy to you, babe?’ [pause] ‘So much!’ he yelled out [laughs].”

On turning 50: “Just joy. I’m just really going, ‘OK, this is my life’, and I’m very, very happy to be 50. I think that’s what happens with birthdays once you get to a particular age, you’re just like, ‘Yay, OK, here we go!’ I did not have a huge party. I was like, I just want to be with my family. And my sister came over with all her children, my brother-in-law, I had Keith and my girls. We Skyped my mum because she couldn’t fly all that way, but I flew back and had a small party with her and my close, close, close friends. And that was it – simple.”

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August 27, 2017   Ali   Events, Images Be first to comment

Last night Nicole was in Melbourne at the NGV Gala. She looked very beautiful in a ruffled gown by Dior.

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August 24, 2017   Ali   Articles & Interviews Be first to comment

The actress has been visiting fairgrounds with husband Keith Urban on his country tour where she says she’s “partial to funnel cake” but draws the line at “fried snickers.”

Nicole Kidman is nominated for an Emmy her work in HBO’s Big Little Lies, and here’s one fact about her that she claims is no whopper: Nicole Kidman loves funnel cakes.

In an interview with THR, Kidman, who is taking it easy for the majority of 2017 after working nonstop last year and promoting four projects in the lineup at the recent Cannes Film Festival, admits that she’s making the most of her downtime. “I’ve been on holiday for four months,” exhales Kidman, nominated alongside co-stars Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgard.

Part of her break is being spent alongside husband and country superstar Keith Urban on his tour stops, often at destinations far less glamour than the red carpets draped in front of the Palais — state fairs across the U.S. “I get on that tour bus, we have fun, we go to the fairs, we do the rides,” says Kidman. “The kids love it. We love cotton candy, and anything fried. But I do have to say I am a little partial to a funnel cake.”

But even she must draw a line sometimes: “The fried Snickers bar, that’s just too much.”

Also too much? Vacation. Kidman recently ended her break and is now back at work opposite Jason Momoa in Warner Bros.’ Aquaman, currently filming in Kidman’s native Australia.


August 22, 2017   Ali   Images, Magazines Be first to comment

I have added a HQ version of a new image taken of Nicole for the September issue of Vogue.

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August 22, 2017   Ali   Aquaman Be first to comment

Nicole shared an image from the set of Aquaman … excited to see her in this role!

Nicole is featured in the 125th Anniversary Issue of Vogue Magazine. Here is a look at the article.

Don’t look, John!” jokes Nicole Kidman as she glides off to be photographed in a sequined thirties-style evening gown by Gucci. “This is a very see-through dress.”

It’s one of those sultry Tennessee afternoons when the wild petunias droop and you can hear the mosquitoes revving their engines for takeoff. All of us who’ve come for this shoot—the photographer, crew, hairstylist and makeup artist, and the Vogue editorial team—have clustered in the thick grass of a farm outside Nashville, close to the Harpeth River. We’re looking a whole lot hotter than we’d like to be.

The only one who doesn’t is the one who should. Surrounded by reflectors in the bright, clinging air, Kidman strikes pose after pose, cool as a bottle of chilled Cristal even when she later changes into a green Valentino trench coat clearly not intended for the Southern sun. You’d think there was nowhere she’d rather be than on this muggy lawn not far from the home she shares with her husband, Keith Urban, and their daughters, Sunday, nine, and six-year-old Faith.

Kidman carries herself with such immaculate poise that I remember Sofia Coppola telling me, “I even love the way Nicole stands. Her bearing is always so regal.” Indeed, it is. There’s a reason the Oscar-winning actress, who celebrated her fiftieth birthday with her family in the Bahamas this June, has appeared on Vogue’s cover eight times.

Of course, regal or not, 50 is a notoriously cruel milestone for Hollywood actresses. In fact, just a couple of years ago, you heard not-so-quiet whispers that Kidman had become passé. “Probably I was,” she admits matter-of-factly. Yet ever since she hit America in the early nineties, skeptics have underestimated Kidman’s ability to reinvent herself—from Aussie ingenue to Mrs. Tom Cruise to mainstream movie star to serious actress. And so it was again. Far from marking a ruinous downward spiral, her fiftieth year may have been the most triumphant of all in her glowing career.

Read the entire article in our press library!

Check out this new trailer from The Killing of a Sacred Deer … in theaters October 27th.

August 2, 2017   Ali   Articles & Interviews, Videos Be first to comment

Though television was once perceived as the last resort of fading film actors, in the past five years, it’s pulled an increasingly high-profile roster of Hollywood talent into its ranks. First, it was anthology series like Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story, which allowed actors like Jessica Lange to experiment with a rotating roster of characters from season to season. Cable programmers like HBO, Cinemax, and Showtime have also offered immense creative freedom to actors and directors like Clive Owen and Steven Soderbergh on The Knick, Jude Law on The Young Pope, and David Lynch, returning to television at last with Twin Peaks: The Return. True Detective offered a platform for the likes of Matthew McConaughey, Colin Farrell, and Woody Harrelson. And, while as with most things, this was an opportunity that was primarily first extended to male artists and the “auteurs” who gave prestige television its reputation, television has also offered women an area to push their characters and projects further.

Take, for example, Big Little Lies. During a recent panel discussion, actress Nicole Kidman—one member of the miniseries’ astonishing ensemble cast—explained that she and Reese Witherspoon were inspired in part by Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake. “At the time there was True Detective, which had male leads, and we wanted to do something that had female leads and was set in America,” she said, according to The Hollywood Reporter, adding that Top of the Lake “was the stepping stone” to realizing their vision.

“We weren’t being offered the sort of roles we wanted in terms of complexity and that was born out of a desire to create an opportunity for ourselves and our friends,” Kidman said. Based on Kidman’s testimony, and that of other actors who have turned to television—Top of the Lake and Handmaid’s Tale star Elisabeth Moss has spoken about the increased creative control offered on the small screen—it still seems television is where actors turn only when strong film roles are no longer available. The difference is, now, television is also where the most exciting stories, the most nuanced characters, are being developed. Kidman stars in China Girl, the second season of Top of the Lake, which was one of the best-reviewed pieces to emerge from the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year. Big Little Lies was a viral hit. The Handmaid’s Tale launched a thousand thinkpieces and inspired countless protests with its all-too-prescient speculative fiction narrative.

“I think there’s an enormous appeal for actors working there because you have time to develop a character and for stories to unfold,” Kidman said. “That’s where obviously the great roles are being developed for women right now.”

Actress Jessica Lange echoed this frustration in a new interview with AARP magazine, in which she discusses how “ageism is pervasive” in Hollywood. “It’s not a level playing field,” she said. “I think about how few wonderful actresses of my generation are still doing viable, important film work. You go to television. You go to stage.” Lange had planned to retire before Ryan Murphy approached her about American Horror Story in 2011—when she debuted in the series, she was 62. “It’s the desire to do something brave,” she said of her emergence as a television star, “to be challenged.” And for many women actresses, no matter their reputation and bankability, television is where this challenge can most readily be found.