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Apr 17

I have added a photoshoot to the gallery that Nicole did back in 1982 towards the very beginning of her career.

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Nicole Kidman Online > Outtakes > 1982 > 001

Apr 17

Great article by Vogue on Nicole’s career!

Nicole Kidman landed in Hollywood almost 30 years ago—one of her first major movie roles was 1990’s Days of Thunder, with eventual husband Tom Cruise—but with her dark, nuanced, and frankly mesmerizing performance in Big Little Lies, it’s almost as if audiences are seeing her for the first time. It’s being touted as one of the best performances of her storied career (recall she, and her prosthetic nose, won the Oscar for The Hours); the Emmy buzz is feverish . . . a good five months before the Emmys. And, lest we forget, earlier this year Kidman was Oscar-nominated for yet another stunning performance, opposite Dev Patel in Lion.

Welcome to the big, fat, full-blown Nicole Kidman career renaissance. (Just don’t call it “a revelation.”) The latest evidence: Cannes may as well rename itself the Nicole Kidman Festival, as it was revealed today that four of her projects will debut at the French film fest next month: Sofia Coppola’s remake of the 1971 film The Beguiled, about a girls boarding school in the Confederate South; the dysfunctional family drama The Killing of a Sacred Deer; John Cameron Mitchell’s sci-fi film How to Talk to Girls at Parties; and, on the heels of BLL, another much-hyped TV project: Jane Campion’s second season of Top of the Lake.

That a 49-year-old veteran actress is the hottest thing in Hollywood right now is pretty fantastic to behold—and it’s a win for all of Kidman’s colleagues, too. Contrary to Amy Schumer’s infamous and gloriously biting “last fuckable day” sketch, Kidman’s boom proves that “over 40” shouldn’t be considered “old for Hollywood” (sort of like the human equivalent of dog years). Her success—and the enthusiasm around it on Twitter every Sunday night during BLL—proves once again that audiences don’t tire of true talent, and producers and directors shouldn’t either. It says a seasoned actress getting better and better with age is as exciting, if not more exciting, than yet another It girl making the rounds. And, as an aside, it also shows that an icky tabloid divorce doesn’t have to define a woman forever. Shine on, Nicole Kidman; Hollywood needs you.

Apr 17

The Hollywood Reporter shares that Nicole will be not only attending the Cannes Film Festival but will be a very busy lady!

‘The Killing of a Sacred Dear,’ ‘The Beguiled,’ ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties,’ and ‘Top of the Lake’ will make the actress a regular face at this year’s festival.

Nicole Kidman will probably need to bring a few red carpet looks to Cannes this year.

The actress is appearing in not one, but four titles heading to the 70th edition of the festival, as revealed on Thursday morning by fest director Thierry Fremaux.

Kidman stars in Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer alongside Colin Farrell, which is screening in the main competition. Also in competition is Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled, which stars Kidman and Farrell again, plus Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning.

Out of competition, the actress appears in How to Talk to Girls at Parties, the sci-fi film from John Cameron Mitchell based on a Neil Gaiman short story.

Finally, the actress is also in the second season of Top of the Lake, Jane Campion’s acclaimed TV drama from production house See-Saw Films. Episodes will be screened in Cannes as a special event.

No stranger to Cannes, Kidman was on the main jury in 2013. She also starred in the notorious opener Grace of Monaco in 2014, which sparked some of the fiercest critical responses of recent years.

Apr 17

Nicole Kidman’s young children are growing up right before her eyes.

Her daughters with husband Keith Urban are now 8 and 6 years old. She told Australian magazine WHO it’s somewhat sad to see her kids get older.

“It’s equally beautiful and a little heartbreaking,” Kidman told WHO. “They are little girls, not baby girls now.”

She said she is proud of the way her kids are maturing.

“It melts my heart … they are generous and they are empathetic. I love that about them. They went to see ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ and they had tears rolling down their faces because they care about the beast,” she said. “They have those kind eyes. When you talk about beauty, I always look deep into people’s eyes. That’s where you see the real person.”

Kidman has two adult children whom she adopted with ex-husband Tom Cruise.

She’s spoken out in the past about wanting more kids.

She told People magazine in January, “I would have liked probably two or three more children. I love, love children. I love raising children.”

But she said Urban doesn’t want more kids.

“He’s kinda maxed out,” she revealed. “He’s like, ‘I’m done baby, I’m done. Let’s just focus on what we have.’ ”


Apr 17

I have added images from all of the events that Nicole attended in 2011 to our gallery.

Gallery Links:
Nicole Kidman Online > EVENTS and APPEARANCES > 2011

Apr 17

More images are in the gallery from the Academy of Country Music Awards … looks like Nicole had a fun night!

Gallery Links:
Nicole Kidman Online > 2017 > April 2 | Academy of Country Music Awards
Nicole Kidman Online > 2017 > April 2 | Academy of Country Music Awards – Audience

Apr 17

Another article where Entertainment Weekly interviewed Nicole about the finale of Big Little Lies … and Nic shares that she wants a second season!

WARNING: This post contains spoilers from the Big Little Lies season finale. Read at your own risk!

Nicole Kidman agreed to play Celeste Wright in Big Little Lies when she first met the novel’s author, Liane Moriarty, and they struck a deal: If the Academy Award-winning actress would play the lawyer-turned-abused-housewife, Moriarty would grant her and Reese Witherspoon the rights to the project.

That agreement led Kidman down a rabbit hole of despair, where she endured long days of playing physically and emotionally draining scenes opposite Alexander Skarsgård, who portrayed Perry Wright, her handsome, charming, and abusive husband. The result is some of Kidman’s finest work of her career, but getting there was no cake walk. Here, we talk to Kidman about the challenges of embracing Celeste.

And for more on the finale of HBO’s Big Little Lies finale, check out our interview with Skarsgård here and our chat with director Jean-Marc Vallée here.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: In the finale, when you discover that it’s your son who’s been bullying little Amabella, it’s heartbreaking, as is the following scene when she confronts the 6-year old. Tell us a bit about filming that.
NICOLE KIDMAN: One of the most important scenes in the series is when I go and find Max and hold him and whisper to him, and say, “People do bad things but that doesn’t mean that’s you. We can change this. I’m here.” She deals with her child with love instead of punishment. That to me is Celeste’s shining moment. That’s her heart and I love that’s the choice there. She knows she’s responsible. Though they weren’t seeing [the abuse], they were absorbing it. She feels that and she knows that’s the parenting that’s been going on and it’s affected one of their children. And that’s devastating to her.

It’s also why she can finally leave. This is what I find deeply sad, I’ll put up with things, I’ll absorb thing, as long as my children are protected. As soon as my children are exposed, and she sees it, then she can act, then she can move, then she’s propelled. And that just cuts me to my core.

What do you think about the fact that it’s Bonnie that actually pushes him down the stairs?
The backstory of Bonnie is complicated, and not fully explored, which is probably why we need to do a season 2. It indicates that every woman is holding some sort of secret or damage or something and that’s not fully explored. We don’t have any plans for a season 2 but the beauty of this is there are so many deep stories here that are ripe for mining. There are so many different ways to go with all of these women. This is such a small portion of their lives but I love that people have connected to them in such a deep way. And everyone in different ways to different women.

Were you at all fearful to play Celeste?
I wasn’t fearful but when I started doing it, it penetrated me in ways I didn’t quite realize. There were days and days of doing a lot of aggressive, really violent scenes. And I would go home and have a shower or have a bath and I would weep at home. And it would be like, “Oh my gosh, what is happening to me?” And then one day, I just got a rock and threw it through a glass door! Yes. Where I was staying. And I threw a rock. I must have had a lot of pent-up [stress], because I was trying to hold it all in. I’ve never done that in my life. And then I just started crying and crying and crying. It just penetrated my psyche in a way a film never had.

When Jean-Marc Vallée shot those scenes with the two of you, he gave you a lot of freedom with the natural light and handheld cameras but that also meant you were doing each scene over and over from start to finish, correct?
Over and over again. That’s probably why I built up this pent-up… It was very confronting and I felt very exposed and embarrassed at times. My emotions were so blurred with hers. All of it, the humiliation, the embarrassment, the fighting back, the rage, the shame, the stoicism. I think all of it became just blurred. Alex was amazing. A lot of the things that we did, we were just very open with each other. We were very safe. We created a bubble that we existed in and then we’d walk away from it. And we wouldn’t ever talk about it.

But you went home with bruises, right? This wasn’t all done with a stunt woman.
Yeah. I don’t know if he had any bruises. He probably did. (Laughs) But I did; I was covered in them. My body was in pain. That’s how I describe it. I don’t usually take Advil and I would take Advil. I was living through it. I felt the necessity to do that for the truth of this story, which I feel is a very important story to tell. It’s insidious how these things happen. The things that start to become normal when they aren’t normal and the things we allow. And how a relationship can morph into where both people in it are not bad people. And he is very sick. He’s not well.

What kind of surprising reactions to the show have you received?
There are many different reactions (laughs) but they are connected to it. The biggest word I hear is “obsessed.”

What’s next for you?
I have a film, The Killing of a Sacred Deer. I’m very idiosyncratic in my tastes. I did Lion and I did Big Little Lies so now I’ve gone back to a very subversive film, Yergos Lanthimos, the director of The Lobster. It’s very out there. It’s avante garde art. I’m so schizophrenic in my tastes. People are like, “Oh my god, who are you?” The truth of it is I love auteurs and I love philosophical filmmakers and that’s why I love that Big Little Lies got made, because as much as it seems like a sure thing now, it wasn’t. I like the high-wire act of it. I believe in not towing the line. Conformity is what I run from.

Apr 17

Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watched the finale of “Big Little Lies,” which aired April 2.

The mystery is finally solved: Not only do we know who did it, we also know who the victim is, too. And we know who the father is of Jane’s son, Ziggy — the man who assaulted her that horrible night seven years ago. And thanks to director Jean-Marc Vallee’s visual storytelling style, it was all delivered without a single word spoken.

It was justice a long time coming for Celeste’s abusive husband, Perry (Alexander Skarsgard) who suffered a fatal fall at the hands of Bonnie (Zoe Kravitz). The women bonded together to keep the secret, refusing to tell the authorities the truth — but they’re each finally unburdened of the painful, deep secrets they’ve been keeping all series long.

Nicole Kidman, who also served as an executive producer for the project, took on the challenging role of playing Celeste, who suffered physical and emotional abuse from her husband. But in the final hour, she finally stood up to him, when faced with the evidence that her sons had not only witnessed the violence — but one had in fact become abusive himself.

“It’s one of the things I’m most proud of, in terms of being able to produce it and get it made,” says Kidman of “Big Little Lies.” Along with “Lion,” for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, the actress has had a year of strong performances. “There’s zero strategy,” she says. “There’s an openness to opportunity. And a lifetime of experience now and a well of emotion and untold stories in my body and my psyche.”

Here, Kidman talks to Variety about the challenges of filming “Lies,” the response from viewers, and whether she’ll reunite with the “Lies” creative team.

How did you approach playing Celeste?

I felt my way through it. It was beautifully written. Jean-Marc and I had a lot of talks prior about it. It’s unusual but it’s based in extreme authenticity and truth. It was Alex, Jean-Marc and I really diving into it psychologically and not skimming it. We wanted it to be a proper study for this couple and how toxic this relationship is. How much they want each other and they want the family to stay together and that they’re in this dance of death, really.

How much research did you do?

A lot. There’s a lot, in terms of the work I do about violence against women. This is one study of it but there’s very different ways in which it plays out. But it’s very insidious. Celeste is always saying, “I’m to blame, I’m part of this.” It takes two to do this. I think what’s fascinating is the way in which she goes to seek help. She says, “Don’t unravel this. I don’t want to destroy the relationship. I just want some tools to make it a bit healthier.” Which is very, very real for a lot of these situations. You can go and see women talking about why they didn’t leave a relationship. Ultimately it’s incredibly destructive and abusive. And not dealing with it for what it is.

Have you heard from victims of domestic violence?

I have and hope it’s part of a dialogue. I’ve done a lot of work with victims of domestic violence, and also victims of war crimes. That’s been my work for well over a decade with U.N. women. My antennae are so sensitized to it. It’s obviously an epidemic. I know a lot about it. I’ve been around it a lot. But I’m glad that people feel her. It’s how I approached the whole role through just pure visceral feeling. I’m just glad they’re feeling her, if that makes any sense. Having done “Lion” earlier this year, people felt that film. There are films you see and you respond to intellectually, and films you respond to viscerally. To me, this is one of those things. That was a frightening prospect – to put so much into it and for it not to find its way would have really gutted us.

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Apr 17

People shared this article after talking to Keith & Nicole on the red carpet tonight … they discussed Keith’s song The Fighter.

Keith Urban may be the most nominated artist at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards, but if you think that carries any clout at home with Oscar-winning wife Nicole Kidman and his daughters, think again.

“Everybody who’s married knows that’s an illogical question,” Urban, 49, told PEOPLE when asked if he can use his nominations to his advantage. “A ‘get out of jail free card’ does not exist.”

Aside from hopefully collecting some hardware at the awards, Urban will also perform two songs: “Blue Ain’t Your Color” and “The Fighter,” which he will sing with Carrie Underwood.

When he initially wrote “The Fighter,” Urban said he had Underwood in mind as a collaborator, and there wasn’t really a plan B.

What if she said no?

“I would have thought of somebody quick,” he said. “I would have had to have thought of somebody quick. I think if Carrie said no, we were set with the schedule and everything, we would have just had to leave that song off the record. That would have given me time to find the right person. I wouldn’t rush the wrong person in there just to make a record. Thank goodness she said yes.”

Later, on the official red carpet pre-show, Kidman, 49, opened up about what being the inspiration for “The Fighter” means to her.

“I remember when he first played it for me, and I started to cry because … he writes these things — they come out of I don’t know — and they’re like beautiful gifts,” the actress said.

Just hours ahead of the show on Sunday, Urban showed his daughters cheering him on with their own homemade sign.

“When my daughters do this……I’ve ALREADY WON!!!! – KU #ACMawards”

The ACM Awards will broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 2 at 8:00 p.m. ET on CBS.