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Came across this photoshoot that was done last year that I had never seen before for Los Angeles Magazine. I have added the outtakes to the gallery.

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Nicole Kidman Online > Outtakes > 2017 > 036

October 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Nicole is featured in the new New York magazine and here is an excerpt from her interview. She opens up about her first powerful decision, a little about her marriage to Tom Cruise, and about winning her Oscar.

My power in the industry is being able to go, “Can we get this made?” And people saying, “We’ll give you some money.” And then I get to make the choices: “I want this person cast, I want this director.” It’s astounding when people listen. But I still don’t have a lot of power. Destroyer was hard to get made. You have a female director, Karyn Kusama. You have me in a lead role as an avenging undercover cop who looks the way I look in that movie — not glamorous. It’s about a very complicated, angry woman. People are not going, “We can’t wait to make this film!”

Jane Campion was the first great mind to take an interest in me. She pulled me off a stage in a local theater where I was doing Sweet Bird of Youth, playing the princess at 14 years old — ridiculous! I just went on a hike with her, and one of the important things to emphasize — women helping women. We share … information, books, podcasts, ideas, tragedies. It’s very different from networking, which sounds clinical. It’s going, “I’m your safety net,” or “I’m here if you need to vent.”

As to whether a woman has ever held me back, I wouldn’t know, because a lot of times it’s insidious, right? But I’m from a family that’s primarily female, so my ability to navigate relationships with women was set very early.

The first powerful decision I made in my life was buying an apartment at 19. I paid cash — I’d saved all my money. It was tiny, a studio on top of a sewing shop in Sydney. If everything went awry, I knew I had a floor to sleep on.

Being married to Tom Cruise at 22 is something I’m always reluctant to talk about, because I’m married now to the man who is my great love [Keith Urban], and it almost feels disrespectful.

That said, I got married very young, but it definitely wasn’t power for me — it was protection. I married for love, but being married to an extremely powerful man kept me from being sexually harassed. I would work, but I was still very much cocooned. So when I came out of it at 32, 33, it’s almost like I had to grow up.

Of course I’ve had #MeToo moments — since I was little! But do I want to expose them in an article? No. Do they come out in my work? Absolutely. I’m open and raw. I want to have my well of experience and emotion tapped into, used — and I’m not just talking about sexual harassment. I’m talking about loss, death, the full array of life. But it has to be by the right people so it’s not abused again. I’m making a movie with Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie about Roger Ailes. [Kidman is playing Gretchen Carlson.]

Winning an Oscar for The Hours, in 2003, I didn’t even notice the power then. I don’t know if it’s my self-esteem, but I still struggle to stand in that place and say, I’ve earned this. That’s probably good, because it keeps me in a state of wonder and humility and going, Wow! You want me?

October 16, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Here Nicole speak about what she wanted to portray in her character from Destroyer plus Karyn Kusama speaks about directing and working with Nicole.

Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman talks about her dramatic physical transformation for her latest movie, ‘Destroyer,’ which premiered in London.

October 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Sunday found Nicole at the BFI London Film Festival for the European premiere of her new film Destroyer. Nicole wore a black suit by Armani Privé which she paired with a black tie and a fuschia dress shirt.

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Nicole Kidman Online > 2018 > October 14 | BFI London Film Festival – Destroyer Premiere

October 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

This weekend Nicole attended the New Members Reception for The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences. She looked beautiful in a beautiful blue Ralph Lauren gown.

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Nicole Kidman Online > 2018 > October 13 | The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences New Members Reception

October 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Nicole is featured on the cover of one of the New York Magazine along with activists Ai-jen Poo.

For New York’s October 15–28, 2018, issue, the magazine devoted 61 pages in print to the theme of women and power, talking to over 70 powerful women about winning power, wielding it, losing it, fighting for it, holding onto it. With an introduction by Hanna Rosin, the package includes Nancy Pelosi on being the boss of her party; Anita Hill on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and the hierarchy of who is believed; Samantha Bee on the freedom of being a woman over 40 on TV; Gabrielle Hamilton and Ashley Merriman on walking away from the Spotted Pig; Barbra Streisand on singing out about her feelings; Stormy Daniels on the pressure of being in charge of saving the world; Lena Dunham on how her relationship to power has come full circle; and many more.

Since the scope of this feature couldn’t be encapsulated by a single cover, this issue of New York has 12 covers — 8 in print, and 4 digital-only. The women featured on these covers include actress Glenda Jackson; Nancy Pelosi and Ilhan Omar, the Somali-American politician elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives; Anita Hill; Barbra Streisand and 11-year-old gun violence activist Naomi Wadler; Lena Waithe and retired United States Air Force General Lori Robinson; Stormy Daniels; Nicole Kidman and activist Ai-jen Poo; screenwriter and director Dee Rees; Nikki Haley; chef Gabrielle Hamilton; 8-year-old actress Brooklynn Prince; and activist Lilly Ledbetter. Each of the covers was shot by Amanda Demme, who photographed 37 total women for the issue. The package also includes original videos produced with Laverne Cox, Stormy Daniels, and Lauren Simmons, the only full-time woman trader at the New York Stock Exchange.

“It was really about trying to get interesting combinations of people from different backgrounds together so that a single issue could project an idea of the diversity of women we were going after,” New York photography director Jody Quon says when asked how the magazine chose its cover subjects. The inspiration behind the aesthetic of the photographs was strength, Quon explains, referring to the way in which each shot highlights the individual with simple, stark backgrounds. “Just super-simple and very present.”

October 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Check out this new Aquaman Trailer that gives us a bit more of Nicole as Queen Atlanta!

October 5, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Congratulations to Nicole! The Hollywood Reporter has released that the Hollywood Film Awards will be honoring Nicole with their Career Achievement Award on November 4th.

The ‘Boy Erased’ actress will receive the honor for her work in film.

Nicole Kidman will receive the Hollywood Career Achievement Award at the 2018 Hollywood Film Awards, which will take place on Nov. 4 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

The HFA selected Kidman for her diverse resume of acting roles, ranging from Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! to Garth Davis’ Lion, as well as for her work spotlighting independent, female filmmakers through her production company Blossom Films. The actress has nabbed four Oscar nominations throughout her decades-long career, with one best actress win for The Hours. She has also been nominated for 11 Golden Globe awards, winning four, for To Die For, Moulin Rouge!, The Hours and Big Little Lies.

Her credits at Blossom Films include Big Little Lies, for which she won a Golden Globe and an Emmy for portraying a victim of domestic violence. The HBO series, which also stars Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Kravitz and Meryl Streep, recently began production on its second season.

Last year, four of Kidman’s projects debuted at Cannes Film Festival, including Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake: China Girl, Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Sofia Coppola’s The Beguiled and John Cameron Mitchell’s How to Talk to Girls at Parties. She can next be seen alongside Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton and Lucas Hedges in Boy Erased, which hits theaters Nov. 2.

The Hollywood Film Awards span multiple categories spotlighting cinematography, visual effects, film composing, costume design, editing and more. Additional winners will be announced in the coming weeks.

The AMAs are produced by Dick Clark Productions, which shares a parent company with The Hollywood Reporter.

October 2, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Variety shares that a new film for Nicole’s company Blossom Films.

Amazon Studios has acquired the rights to “The Female Persuasion,” an acclaimed best-seller by Meg Wolitzer.

The movie will be produced by Lynda Obst (“Contact”), Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, and Per Saari (“Big Little Lies”). Blossom Films, Kidman’s production company, recently signed a first-look deal with Amazon — this film will be a part of that pact.

“The Female Persuasion” centers on Greer Kadetsky, a college student who is groped at a fraternity party and becomes emboldened to speak up for women’s rights. But her assailant turns out to be a serial abuser and her university fails to take action. In addition to Greer, Wolitzer’s book follows several other characters, including Zee, a fellow student with an activist streak, and Faith Frank, a feminist icon. Reviews for the book were sterling, with The Guardian praising it as “warm and witty, and necessary.”

The book is being adapted and executive produced by “This Is Us” showrunners Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger. Newly minted Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke worked with Aptaker and Berger when she was entertainment president at NBC — the network that airs the hit drama. In addition to producing the film, Kidman has the option to act in the picture.

“The Female Persuasion” is being adapted at a time of change for Amazon’s film division. The company scored with “Manchester by the Sea” and “The Big Sick,” but has suffered a string of flops such as “Life Itself,” “Wonder Wheel,” and “Gringo.” Salke is trying to reanimate the unit and recently promoted Julie Rapaport to co-head of movies. Rapaport has been tasked with developing more commercial pics that will carry bigger budgets than the arthouse pictures that Amazon has primarily released.

Wolitzer’s books include “The Ten-Year Nap,” “The Uncoupling,” and “The Interestings.” Her novel “The Wife” was recently adapted for the big screen and has attracted Oscar buzz for Glenn Close’s lead performance.

September 27, 2018  •  Leave a Comment visited the set of Aquaman and director James Wan shared why Nicole’s role of Atlanna was so important. I can’t wait to see her in action!

Aquaman will open with Nicole Kidman’s Atlanna being established as a character not to be messed with — an important action sequence which was nothing but fun for director James Wan to craft with the renowned actress.

While visiting the edit bay of Aquaman where Wan is hard at work on his DC Comics movie, saw Atlanna in action. The Atlantean queen makes quick, acrobatic work of soldiers invading a house in which she has found love to open the film. Topping it off, th sequence is all captured through an impressive continuous shot crafted by Wan.

“Nicole and I have been wanting to work together for a while now and so when this project came along it just felt like, ‘Oh I’ve gotta give Nicole a shot,'” Wan said. “There’s no one more perfect to play the queen of Atlantis but, Nicole Kidman, she literally was at the top of my list and luckily we were able to get her to come play with us and I think she’s fantastic. She’s such a great actress and the gravitas and the emotion she brings to the film is just so valuable. And, yes, I’ve always wanted to see Nicole in a kick ass role as well just like has been brought up.”

Kidman, an actress who has never been associated with highly-choreographed action-heavy roles, will surely stun audiences (surely, with a bit of help from a stunt team) throughout Aquaman. “She really enjoyed all that stuff,” Wan says. “That sequence with her was a really hard sequence to shoot because…it’s a one take shot watching the character just jumping, flipping, and all that.

In fact, Kidman’s Atlanna uses about every piece of furniture in her house as a means to be both offensive and defensive with heavily armored and armed soldiers from below sea level hunting her. “The way we did it was we removed the ceiling of the set and we had spidercam just on wires zip all over the set from one character to another character as the character goes around beating up the soldiers,” Wan said. “And it was very technically challenging to try to get that all done but I just thought that was a great way to show how strong the character is but without sort of cutting it up. And it was actually a really fun thing to shoot. Took two days to shoot that shot. Many takes.”

While Wan won’t quite reveal the capacity of Kidman’s role in the film, he does admit she is crucial to the titular hero’s journey. “The love story between her and [Arthur’s father] is the emotional backbone for the movie and how it informs Arthur’s character and his journey and sort of his bitter outlook on the world of Atlantis,” Wan said. “He blames them for something that happens to her and it shapes his point of view.”

Many fans have their sights set on a love story between Arthur Curry and Mera. However, they will come to find out that this is merely a reflection of the love story which is truly driving Aquaman’s narrative emotionally. “It’s not just a love story between Arthur and Mera, it’s a love story of mom and dad and how even though they have nothing in common so to speak — she’s the queen of Atlantis and he’s a lighthouse keeper, a surface dweller — but the love that they have for each other is what creates this boy,” Wan said. “That will grow up to become Aquaman.”

“It’s a very classic romance adventure story,” Wan said. “It’s first and foremost that, I think, more than it is a superhero story.”

Aquaman is set for release on December 21, 2018.

September 24, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

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