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In honor of our second anniversary I have added a bunch of new outtakes from a photoshoot Nicole did back in 2011.

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September 1, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

We have new themes here at Nicole Kidman Online thanks to the talents of Nicole (header) & Claudia (theme) in honor of our second anniversary! This theme features images from the photo shoot done earlier this year by Tatler magazine.


September 1, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Omega has released this video and Forbes wrote this article about Omega’s Her Time Exhibit Opening this week in St. Petersburg, Russia.

The Marble Palace, one of St. Petersburg’s most stunning structures and one that dates to the eighteenth century, includes a feminine – albeit short-lived – touch of Swiss watchmaking in its opulent interior. Now through September 12, Omega’s exhibition of women’s watchmaking,“Her Time,” will be on display at the neoclassical venue, showcasing the brand’s history and evolution in creating timepieces for women.

Award-winning actress, activist and Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman, who attended the Milan and Shanghai openings, was on hand for the launch of this event. The celebration included cocktails and dinner, and it was attended by international media and such high-profile Russian guests as including fashion designer Igor Chapurin, singer Inna Malikova, actor Pavel Volya and his wife, gymnast and TV host Liasan Utiasheva.

President and CEO of Omega Raynald Aeschlimann noted Kidman’s “willingness to take risks to create something truly original” and went on to say: “There’s an obvious synergy between our friend and what we’re celebrating this evening. Nicole perfectly embodies the women OMEGA’s watchmakers had in mind when they started producing ladies’ timepieces over a century ago: talented, charming, witty and independent.”

The “Her Time” exhibition includes early Lèpine pendant watches, “secret” jewelry watches and the emblematic Omega Ladymatic, as well as contemporary designs such as the De Ville Trésor and the Seamaster Aqua Terra, in addition to the legendary Ladymatic. Not so incidentally, the 1955 Ladymatic on display is fitted with the then-smallest rotor-equipped automatic caliber, which was a revolutionary accomplishment. The 2010 Ladymatic on display represents the new generation of Ladymatic models that combine the same tenets of great design and technology, but also include updated features such as Co-Axial movements and bold dials, bezels and indexes. The multitude of timepieces in the exhibit were dramatically complemented by vintage art and Omega advertising, all focused on women and fashion throughout the years.

The interior of the palace, which provides a stunning backdrop for the glass-cased watches, features various marbles (hence its name), including pink Karelian marble used on the pilasters, white Urals marble on the capitals and festoons and veined gray Urals marble that separates the floors. In all, a total of 32 shades of stone were used to embellish the mansion.

Kidman, who will also be attending the upcoming Paris and Sydney openings, shared,“It goes without saying that the watches in the exhibition are incredibly beautiful – works of art in fact. But when you consider how OMEGA set out to make precision watches for women, not just elegant decorations, well that’s also about having respect for women, and for me, that makes the watches even more exceptional.”

Kidman has long been a champion of women and her work includes various causes to this effect. She has supported, among other initiatives, the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women and Abolition International, a non-profit that champions quality aftercare for women and children rescued from sex trafficking in the United States.


August 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Nicole’s film Boy Erased will have it’s world premiere this weekend at the Telluride Film Festival.

World premieres at Colorado festival will include “Boy Erased,” “The Old Man & the Gun,” “White Boy Rick” and “The Front Runner”

The 2018 Telluride Film Festival will feature the world premieres of Joel Edgerton’s “Boy Erased,” starring Lucas Hedges and Nicole Kidman; David Lowery’s “The Old Man & the Gun,” featuring a performance that Robert Redford said will be his last; and Yann Demange’s “White Boy Rick,” with Matthew McConaughey and Bruce Dern.

On Thursday, Telluride organizers announced a lineup that includes those films, as well as a number of others that are premiering at the Venice Film Festival, including Damien Chazelle’s “First Man,” Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite.”

Other films at the festival will include Jason Reitman’s drama about presidential candidate Gary Hart, “The Front Runner”; Marielle Heller’s “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” with Melissa McCarthy; Karyn Kusama’s “Destroyer,” with Kidman; Mike Leigh’s period drama “Peterloo”; and Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Palme d’Or winner, “Shoplifters.”

Tributes will be presented to Cuaron in connection with a screening of “Roma,” to actress Emma Stone with “The Favourite,” and to Cambodian director Rithy Panh with “Graves Without a Name.”

Telluride’s Special Medallion Award will go to German film critic, researcher and Berlin Film Festival director Dieter Kosslick.

Guest director Jonathan Lethem will also present a selection of revival screenings, including Ernst Lubitsch’s “Angel” and “To Be or Not To Be,” Carroll Ballard’s “Never Cry Wolf” and Douglas Sirk’s “The Tarnished Angels.”

Unlike the other major fall festivals that kick off awards season, Venice and Toronto, Telluride doesn’t announce its lineup ahead of time. Instead, it sells tickets on faith and waits until the day before the festival begins to reveal the lineup.

But nobody who was paying attention to the Toronto lineup, which marks its Telluride-bound films as “Canadian premieres,” would be surprised by the slate of films headed to the Colorado mountain town.

And nobody would be surprised if a number of Telluride films end up in this year’s awards conversation. The last eight Best Picture winners have screened at Telluride, with last year’s lineup including three of the nine eventual Best Picture nominees – “Darkest Hour,” “Lady Bird” and the eventual winner, “The Shape of Water” – along with one Oscar doc nominee, “Faces Places,” and two foreign-language nominees, “Loveless” and the winning “A Fantastic Woman.”

The festival begins on Friday, Aug. 31 and runs through Monday, Sept. 3, with the premieres and tributes taking place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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August 30, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

HBO has released their first teaser trailer for thier upcoming season including a small glimpse of the second season of Big Little Lies!


August 28, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

The first still of Nicole as Erin Bell in her new film Destroyer has been released. Director Karyn Kusama shares with Vanity Fair about Nicole’s character and helping Nicole transform into Erin.

Having just won an Emmy for playing a woman who hid her internal turmoil behind a beautiful façade, Nicole Kidman is now diving into a character who shows all of her darkness on the outside. In Destroyer, directed by Karyn Kusama, Kidman plays L.A.P.D. cop Erin Bell who, as a young woman, goes undercover with a criminal gang and, nearly 20 years later, still wears the trauma of the experience.

“We always knew that what we wanted her to look like was a real middle-aged woman with a past that she wears on her face,” said Kusama in a recent phone call. “With sun damage and sleep deprivation and stress and rage, just in her whole physical body.”

The result, as evident in this exclusive first-look photo, is a remarkable transformation for Kidman, an actress known for diving fully into challenging roles—from ruthless news anchor in To Die For to Diane Arbus in Fur—but rarely for undergoing such a huge physical change. “Ironically, she also hates being in the makeup chair,” Kusama said. “She just wants to be on set working. So we had to make it as short an application as possible.”

Working with minimal prosthetics, Kidman turned herself into a woman who, in Kusama’s words, “wears her ugliness on the outside, all that smallness and bitterness.” Though in the end, Kusama promises, “the character is so sort of tragic, and ultimately heroic.”

For the second film in a row, Kusama is working with screenwriters Matt Manfredi and Phil Hay—the latter of whom happens to also be her husband. Manfredi and Hay’s writing partnership is older than the marriage, but the three currently operate as “a trio,” as Hay puts it, at least when the movie industry allows them. “[Matt and I] had some of the basic ideas for Destroyer over 10 years ago,” Hay said. “At some point, we have a critical mass and realize that’s a story we want to tell. Karyn, obviously we really want her to do it, and she always knows what we’re up to in an increasingly specific way. We write and we give it to her, and then we start the collaborative process with the three of us.”

Though Kusama and Hay both describe Destroyer as a character study in disguise as a cop thriller—and Kusama points out that Kidman is in every single scene of the film—they were also drawn to the criminal underworld her character infiltrates. “We’ve all loved bank robbery stories as a place to start, because they almost never go well,” Kusama said. “There’s a kind of particular American madness to thinking you’ll be the one who gets away clean. We were really focusing on characters who weren’t criminal masterminds, but fringe dwellers of American society. Yet they still hold out the hope that they’d beat the system.”

Destroyer, which also stars Tatiana Maslany, Bradley Whitford, and Sebastian Stan, is Kusama’s follow-up to 2016’s The Invitation, an ultra-low-budget horror thriller that earned rave reviews and suggested that, after several years of working in television, Kusama might put her focus on features once again. The director isn’t ready to call the higher-profile Destroyer a step forward, exactly, but “there was something incredibly exciting and vital-feeling every day on set of Destroyer, being able to be in a creative communion with Nicole. I’m proud of the film, and I’m really excited. It’s different from anything else I’ve done.”

Destroyer will debut at the Toronto International Film Festival in early September, before opening in theaters December 25.


August 22, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I have done an update to the gallery and added almost 2,000 images of Nicole from events she attended in 2005 while promoting her films Bewitched and The Interpreter.


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August 13, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Nicole did an interview with Glamour and spoke about her involvement with Neutrogena, filming Big Little Lies, and changing her look for a character.

I don’t know about you, but season two of Big Little Lies can’t come soon enough. For one, all the cast members are returning, including Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Zoë Kravitz, Laura Dern, and Shailene Woodley. Plus, we all now know that Madeline (Witherspoon) is going to throw ice cream on Meryl Streep. Really, how could they tease something like that then make us wait?

But it isn’t just Madeline’s brilliant one-liners (“I love my grudges; I tend to them like little pets”) or Kidman’s profound portrayal of a domestic abuse survivor that makes the show so compelling. As Kidman stated when she accepted a SAG Award (her first, at age 50) for her performance, Big Little Lies proves there’s an appetite for story-telling about women over the age of 40. “Twenty years ago, we were pretty washed up by this stage in our lives,” she said. “That’s not the case now. We have proven…and so many more are proving that we are potent and powerful and viable.”

The same can be said for Kidman’s ongoing involvement as a spokeswoman for Neutrogena, where she’s using her influence to shift conversations around aging from something that’s stigmatized to something that’s celebrated. We recently caught up with her at an event for the brand to chat beauty, BLL, and more.

How do you think the way we talk about beauty is changing?

I think we share a lot more. It’s not secretive, like, “I come out of the house and this is how I look [all put together],” like in the fifties or sixties. It’s very much now, “What do you use? What’s the latest? Oh my gosh, tell me!” and everyone shares, which is really helpful for women. I think it’s changing the way we see each other. We’re lucky now that we can age—and still age really well—but all be very open about it.

Speaking of aging, what’s your opinion on the term ‘anti-aging?’

As we get older we can still look good, be healthy and vibrant and appealing. I think that’s what every human being wants. Nobody wants to look like you’ve had the life sucked out of you. I just say it’s about gracefully aging—because it can be fun!

What influence has the movement to embrace aging had on Hollywood?

I’m in a position as an actress where I love the lines being blurred, because I get to play younger, I get to play older, and I get to play my age. Men always got to do that, and we’re in a position now for women where we’re trying to carve that path. It’s still hard to convince [casting agents and producers] to [let us] do that, but it’s a lot easier. I think other women are going, “No, I want to see women who I relate to, who I’ve grown up with, not just be discarded. I want to see them achieving things and still going strong.”

For me, I’ve been working since I was 14, so I have this crazy, intimate relationship with fans in a sense that they’ve seen my life, they’ve seen me fall, they’ve seen me get back up—they’ve seen me go through so much and still be here. That’s really exciting. And when Big Little Lies came out, the support from other women has been really nice. [Actresses my age] don’t just disappear, but we actually have opportunities to take chances. It makes me feel very grateful.

A lot of women are still afraid or ashamed to reveal their age. Is that something you’ve noticed?

I think it has to do with self-esteem, and also with bullying. [That’s why I’m glad] there’s this enormous move toward supporting each other. I think there’s a thing now where so many women are saying to each other, “I’ve got your back, girl.” When you know you’re supported like that, I think self-esteem and confidence grows, and the more we encourage that the better. We need to constantly be working on supporting rather than criticizing.

When you were discussing Celeste’s character in Big Little Lies, what beauty aspects were important to you to focus on?

Well, I use sunscreen because we’re shooting outdoors in Monterey. I love the Neutrogena Ultra Sheer with 100+ SPF. And I use the Neutrogena Ivory Base Foundation, because I like Celeste to have that very pale, porcelain skin since she’s got a fragility. But I always approach each character differently, so I try to approach it from the inside out, and I don’t wear really heavy makeup. It’s just not who I am anyway.

I like being able to change the way I look with each character. Sometimes you use prosthetics to do that, and then you really need to take care of your skin, because they’re so harsh. I just did a role in a movie called The Destroyer [out in December 2018] where I age up, and then I age younger in the same movie. The prosthetics take two hours and you have to use harsh alcohol to take them off. They’re really tough on your skin. That’s why I’ll go home and use a mask, like Neutrogena’s HydroBoost, because when you put straight alcohol on your skin, it trashes it.


August 13, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Yay! Nicole’s new film Destroyer will be screened at the Toronto Film Festival! Thanks to the Toronto Sun for this fun news!

TORONTO — A crime thriller starring Nicole Kidman and Regina native Tatiana Maslany will compete for a $25,000 jury prize at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

“Destroyer,” directed by Karyn Kusama, will be among 12 feature films screening in the festival’s international Platform program.

It stars Kidman as a police detective dealing with the repercussions of a dark undercover assignment from her past.

Other films competing for the prize include “Her Smell” by Alex Ross Perry, starring Elisabeth Moss, Amber Heard, and Cara Delevingne.

Meanwhile, Patricia Clarkson is among the stars of “Out of Blue” by Carol Morley, and Jamie Bell stars in “Donnybrook” by Tim Sutton.

Now in its fourth year, the Platform program features works that have high artistic merit and a strong directorial vision.

Previous titles that have screened as part of the program include Pablo Larrain’s “Jackie” and Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight.”

A three-person international jury will announce the winner on the last day of the fest, which runs Sept. 6 to 16.

The rest of this year’s Platform program comprises:

— “Angelo” by Markus Schleinzer
— “Cities of Last Things” by Ho Wi Ding
— “The Good Girls” by Alejandra Marquez Abella
— “The Innocent” by Simon Jaquemet
— “Jessica Forever” by Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel
— “Mademoiselle de Joncquieres” by Emmanuel Mouret
— “The River” by Emir Baigazin
— “Rojo” by Benjamin Naishtat


August 8, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Keith has shared in a recent interview about how his song “The Fighter” was inspired by conversations with Nicole. Here is an article from the Tennessean and a video clip from USA Today.

Keith Urban has 24 No. 1 songs and his muse — wife Nicole Kidman — to thank for one of his most recent.

Urban, co-writer busbee and Urban’s duo partner Carrie Underwood met at the Back Corner on Monday to celebrate “The Fighter,” the singers’ chart-topping CMA-nominated duet.

Hosted by BMI, the event included a performance of the song from Urban, Underwood and busbee along with an evening heartfelt of thank-yous.

Urban had some free time while he was in London and invited busbee to fly over and write songs. The men agree the writing process for “The Fighter” was effortless, with busbee calling it an “otherly thing.” The songwriter and producer remembers that Urban met him at a recording studio after the singer’s workout. As soon as Urban could get the song out of his mouth, they were singing it to each other.

“It was one of those natural days,” busbee said. “We walked into a room and we were able to pull stuff out of the sky. That was one of those days.”

Urban credits the ease of the creative process to Kidman. He said the song was born from a conversation they had before they were married. Urban explained he was assuring his wife he was a “good bet.”

“I was a safe place and I would take care of her, and she could remain vulnerable and precious and that I would try and keep the world away from her so she didn’t have to be hardened,” Urban recalls telling Kidman. “I’m saying too much, but they talk about people saying you have to have a thick skin, and I don’t agree with that. I think you should be vulnerable and be a spirit and be real, and if people would stop being so harsh, especially to ourselves, then we wouldn’t have to have thick skins. We could just be a little more what we are, which is pure spirit and fragile and real. Real human beings. Real people.”

Quoting the song, he said: “When they’re trying to get to you baby I’ll be the fighter.” Then he explained, “That’s where it came from.”

Urban praised Underwood for being willing to be vulnerable in the song and on stage. The pair performed “The Fighter” on the Grammy Awards and other awards shows.

“You were perfect,” Urban told Underwood. “It’s not a given that every female will say, ‘What if I fall? What if I get scared?’ Bless you for saying that in a song because so many people won’t say that because they think they have to be tough … and you were willing to do that. I can’t thank you enough for being willing to be vulnerable for this song.”

Underwood said she was “honored” to be included in the project and that Urban was an inspiration to the country genre.

“Every time I’ve been around him he’s always listening to new music and he’s like, ‘What else is new out there,’ ” Underwood said. “He’s a consumer, a lover of music, and I respect that so much. You are such a great example for the rest of us, ‘How do we grow and how do we keep pushing ourselves and how do we keep getting better?’ ”

Urban will celebrate a new No. 1 hit soon. His current single — “Coming Home,” a duet with Julia Michaels — also just topped the country music charts.


August 8, 2018  •  Leave a Comment


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