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June 7, 2017   Ali   Articles & Interviews Be first to comment

Nicole was chosen for the Hollywood Reporter Annual Television Drama Actress Roundtable along with Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey, Jessica Lange, Chrissy Metz, and Elisabeth Moss.

Six complex women — also including Nicole Kidman, Jessica Lange, Elisabeth Moss and Chrissy Metz — debate the power and pain of strong females (onscreen and off-) amid a culture of discrimination in the industry and beyond: “I don’t think we’ve ever seen this much misogyny.”

When Oprah Winfrey decided to adapt The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for HBO, she had two actresses in mind to play the role of Lacks’ daughter Deborah. But HBO Films president Len Amato wasn’t interested in her casting ideas: He wanted the media tycoon to be involved onscreen as well as off-. And after some heavy arm-twisting and a little time to get comfortable with the idea, Winfrey, 63, agreed — in part because the role allowed her to showcase, as she puts it, “a whole range of craziness.” It’s the opportunity to explore those layers of character and emotion that has drawn her and five other stars — Nicole Kidman, 49; Reese Witherspoon, 41; Elisabeth Moss, 34; Jessica Lange, 68; and This Is Us breakout Chrissy Metz, 36 — to work on television, as they revealed during The Hollywood Reporter’s annual Drama Actress Roundtable discussion on a Hollywood soundstage in May. “We have the opportunity to show the entire spectrum of human emotion that women have,” says Witherspoon, who, like Kidman, is a producer and star of HBO’s Big Little Lies. “We aren’t just the wives and the girlfriends. We are actually living, breathing people who have insecurities.” During the course of an hour, the six spoke candidly about the unexpected rewards and residue that come with inhabiting complicated women.

You have tackled ageism, sexism, misogyny, depression, domestic abuse, adultery and rape. When was the last time you were genuinely nervous to tackle a storyline?

OPRAH WINFREY (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, HBO) I was genuinely nervous to take on the role of Deborah Lacks because look at this table. I come as the least experienced person at this table. I come as a person who has great respect for the craft of acting — and for years interviewing actresses and being inspired by actresses, but not developing the craft. I was really afraid to do that.

Afraid of what, exactly?

WINFREY I was afraid of making a fool of myself! (Laughter.)

NICOLE KIDMAN (Big Little Lies, HBO) That’s every day.

REESE WITHERSPOON (Big Little Lies, HBO) What are you talking about?! The Color Purple is so amazing.

WINFREY When was that? That was like 30 years ago now. And let me tell you what actually made me even more intimidated: I just finished doing a film with Reese and Ava DuVernay and Mindy Kaling [A Wrinkle in Time], and I just happened to ask Reese, “How many films have you done?” And you said, “Oh, honey child …” (Laughter.)

WITHERSPOON Do you all know how many movies you’ve done?

WINFREY You said, “I don’t know, 100 or so.” I was thinking, “Oh, God, I hope she doesn’t ask me because my number will be like, five, maybe?”

CHRISSY METZ (This Is Us, NBC) Oh, I’ve got you beat. I’ve done maybe one independent movie.

ELISABETH MOSS (The Handmaid’s Tale, Hulu) I don’t know if I was nervous about the scenes themselves, but [Margaret Atwood’s] book itself is so beloved, so that was my only hesitation. I wanted to make sure that we were going to do the book justice and do it in the way that it should be done or we were going to get in trouble. I don’t have any fear with scary stories. That’s what I want to do. But I took six weeks to say yes because I wanted to make sure we were going to do a good job.

WINFREY And how did you make sure?

MOSS I spoke to Bruce [Miller], our showrunner, for about an hour and a half. I was in Australia doing the second season of Top of the Lake with Nicole [at the time]. And then I spoke to Warren Littlefield, our EP, and to Hulu. I asked for the second script because I know the second script can be a little bit of a … (Laughter.)

WINFREY Everybody’s so excited over the pilot and then … yeah.
MOSS Exactly. Everyone spent 10 years on [the pilot], and then you get the second script and you’re like, “Really?! Is there a third one?” And then one night I was thinking about saying no. I just wasn’t sure what to do and I couldn’t sleep. I don’t know if anyone else does this, but if you’re thinking about taking a role, I pretend that I said no to see how that feels. I felt terrible and was super jealous of whoever did it and then I knew.

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June 7, 2017   Ali   Guest Appearances, Videos Be first to comment

Kit Harington didn’t have the easiest ride on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday night.

Appearing on the special London episodes of Corden’s show, the Game of Thrones star was asked by actress Nicole Kidman if he had any plans to propose to his girlfriend, fellow actor Rose Leslie.

“Are you going to get married or…?” Kidman asked after Harington discussed moving in with Leslie. The Jon Snow actor didn’t answer, instead joking that he was being put on the spot by Kidman.

He added, “Step by step, step by step.”

But Kidman wouldn’t let him off the hook: “I’m just all about getting engaged and then living together,” she said.

Replied Corden: “You’re not one for pre-marital…?”

Watch the awkward encounter above.


June 6, 2017   Ali   Videos Be first to comment

Variety shares the full interview for Actors on Actors with Nicole and Ewan.

Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”) and Ewan McGregor (“Fargo”) discuss the difference between TV and film, and share memories about shooting “Moulin Rouge” 16 years ago.

June 5, 2017   Ali   Style Be first to comment

Vanity Fair spoke with Nicole who shared her rules for fashion and dressing for the red carpet.

“I want to be able to dance. That’s an important rule for a dress—to be able to dance. At least wiggle!”

Fresh off from debuting four highly anticipated new film and television projects at the Cannes Film Festival and ruling the red carpet with her impeccable fashion, Nicole Kidman is kicking off the summer season with some fun. The Oscar-winning actress attended the annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Saturday afternoon at Liberty State Park to celebrate the highly popular sporting event’s 10th anniversary.

Vanity Fair caught up with Kidman at the chic polo match for a conversation about her fashion rules, the secrets to her prolific career, and what’s on her bucket list—it involves conquering Machu Picchu.

You were the belle of the ball at the Cannes Film Festival two weeks ago. How did you handle all the numerous outfit changes?

I had the best time at Cannes. I went to Australia and I’ve been in England after Cannes and as much as people talk about the films, they really want to talk about the dresses. I’m like, ‘Oh my God!’ Fashion has such a power. I’ve always loved fashion. I love embracing it and it’s rare that you get to really dress up. Trust me, I don’t dress up at home. So when there’s a chance to dress up like at Cannes, I embrace it. I love doing it and it’s fun. I also love the designers. I love that they care so much. When the Calvin Klein dress arrived, the skirt was just exquisite. I mean our jaws dropped. And then you look at the Armani dress—the beading and the couture, it’s just beautiful. It’s a work of art. All of that is hand done.

Do you have any rules or criteria when choosing a red carpet dress?

Absolutely. The only one that I consider is to feel relaxed. Even in something like the Raf dress, I was relaxed. I sat next to my director with huge amounts of the dress cascading over him. It was funny. I also want to be able to dance. That’s an important rule for a dress—to be able to dance. At least wiggle!

Your career is on a hot streak. What’s been the key to your success?

It’s a roller coaster—so as the long as the passion is there, that helps. I have the passion still. I still love what I do and that’s really important. I love being on a set, working with actors, working with a director who is strong in their vision—that still is so gratifying to me. All of the rest, you never know how things are going to turn out, but I still have the passion. That’s the simplest way to put it. A lot of times you also have to be willing to fall over and get back up and take chances. I try to still live my life in that way of taking chances and not playing safe. I’m always trying to go where I have not been. But I’m up for fun.

On June 20, you are celebrating your 50th birthday. What is something you know now that you wish you knew before?

It’s not so much what I wish I knew before, but the idea of just embracing things and being happy. My grandmother was good to me before she passed away and she told me, “Be happy Nicki. Pass that on.” I mean it’s the easiest words to say and yet to actually embrace it, it’s hard which is why in Cannes I was determined to have fun and be happy. Through my work I get to be creative and express all the different emotions and that makes me happy, but in my life, particularly with children, you just want to put joy into their lives. So that’s what I emphasize to myself now more than before, to provide love and happiness. When you can choose to love, always choose the love.

What is something you would like to achieve next?

I want to start hiking in different places around the world with my husband and our kids. We have kids just big enough, but they complain. We are like, “We are going on a walk for two hours” and they are like, ‘Ughh.’ I would really like to get them hiking out into different parts of the world now like Machu Picchu. I want to do some of that on foot. I love the idea of backpacking and walking and talking as a family. That’s my goal!

June 4, 2017   Ali   Events, Images Be first to comment

Nicole & Keith are big NHL fans and were found last night supporting the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Finals.

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June 4, 2017   Ali   Events, Images Be first to comment

Yesterday Nicole attended the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. Thank you to Mary for sending us some of these pics!

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May 31, 2017   Ali   Guest Appearances Be first to comment

James Corden is hosting The Late Late Show from London next week, and he’s recruited some notable names for his homecoming.

Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Kit Harington, David Beckham, Emily Blunt, Ed Sheeran, and Jennifer Hudson will be among the British host’s guests, while Harry Styles and Kings of Leon are slated to perform.

The three shows will be broadcast from Central Hall Westminster in London from Tuesday, June 6 through Thursday, June 8 at 12:37 a.m. ET/PT on CBS.

The show’s notable bits will receive a “British twist,” and Sheeran will hop in the car with Corden for a Carpool Karaoke segment.


May 31, 2017   Ali   Images, Magazines Be first to comment

New outtakes from Nicole’s new photoshoot with InStyle magazine!

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