Nicole is featured on the cover of Red Magazine for their November 2016 issue.
Nicole Kidman is looking back on her marriage to Tom Cruise more than two decades ago at age 23.
“I was so young when I got married. I look back now and I’m like, ‘What?’ ” she told the U.K.’s Red magazine.
She added: “You look at Taylor Swift, I mean how old is she? She’s 26. I had two kids by the time I was 27 and I’d been married for four years. But that’s what I wanted.”
Kidman, 49, married Cruise in 1990 after meeting him on the set of Days of Thunder. They later adopted two children – Isabella, now 23, and Connor, now 21.
She told DuJour magazine in 2012 that her life with Cruise was “perfect” before the rapid breakdown of their relationship and subsequent divorce in 2001.
The Aussie Oscar winner is now married to country star Keith Urban – and she told Red their relationship is stronger than ever. The couple recently celebrated their 10-year anniversary together.
“That’s really big for us. It was really up and down for the first three months. We’ve been through a lot for ten years. And we’re stronger than ever. I say that while touching wood, and no way in a boastful way. I just say it with wonder. Absolute wonder,” she said.
She added: “When you’re older, you’ve been through things, you’ve made mistakes. So you come into it [a second marriage], still giddy, but wanting it to last. We always consider the ‘us”. We say, ‘Is this going to be good for us?’ It’s the simplest phrase, but it works.”
Kidman also opened up about motherhood. She has two daughters with Urban – Sunday Rose, born in 2008, and Faith Margaret, born via surrogate in 2011.
“My husband says I’m ‘deeply maternal.’ I like to take care of people. It brings me a lot of joy,” she said. “Motherhood is about the journey … There are going to be incredible peaks and valleys, whether you are an adopting mother or a birth mother. What a child needs is love.”
Kidman’s interview in the November issue of Red is on newsstands October 4.
InStyle shared the list of their honorees for their annual InStyle Awards.
Where do fashion’s biggest moments happen? On our very own red carpet, of course. On October 24th, InStyle will present the second annual InStyle Awards, honoring the actors, actresses, and artists whose style defines the red carpet, as well as those behind the scenes who make it all look so glam.
During an intimate dinner at the Getty Center in Los Angeles hosted by recently appointed Editor in Chief Laura Brown, each honoree will be introduced by a special presenter and will receive custom-designed awards celebrating their achievements. Then of course there’s that decadent party with breathtaking views of the city to cap it all off.
InStyle will honor the winners with their annual list, titled “Hollywood’s 50 Best Dressed,” to honor the symbiotic relationship between the runway and the red carpet. “InStyle represents the confluence of fashion and the red carpet, and the InStyle Awards are our definitive way of recognizing the impact these two worlds have on each other,” said Brown. “Inspired by our annual ‘Hollywood’s 50 Best Dressed’ list, the awards spotlight the power of fashion and celebrity, as well as that of stylists. I’m thrilled to be joining InStyle at such an exciting time, and to host our signature event.”
Without further adieu, the 2016 InStyle Awards Honorees are (drumroll please):
Nicole Kidman – Style Icon
Tom Ford – Designer
Priyanka Chopra – Breakthrough Style Star
Leon Bridges – Man of Style
Shailene Woodley – Advocate
Danilo – Hairstylist
Sir John – Makeup Artist
Leslie Fremar – Fashion Stylist
Lav Diaz’s Venice winner “The Woman Who Left” has been added to the lineup for the 60th BFI London Film Festival, which also added the new documentary from legendary filmmaker Errol Morris and two new Screen Talks to its program Thursday.
Actors Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel, who co-star in “Lion,” and Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook will participate in career-retrospective talks at the festival as part of its regular Screen Talks series.
Having Kidman and Patel (pictured), whose new film is receiving a gala premiere at the London fest, take part in a joint Screen Talk is unusual but not unprecedented: At the 2015 festival, directors Walter Salles and Jia Zhang-ke took part in a joint talk tied to the fest’s screening of Salles’ documentary about the Chinese auteur, “Jia Zhang-ke, a Guy from Fenyang.”
Controversial Korean director Park, who will also participate in BAFTA’s Screenwriter Lecture series, presented in partnership with the BFI, later in October, joins a roster of maverick filmmakers giving Screen Talks at the fest. Screen Talks with Werner Herzog, Paul Verhoeven and Ben Wheatley were previously announced. Park’s latest film, “The Handmaiden,” also receives a gala screening, fronting the fest’s Dare strand.
Hot off its Golden Lion win at the Venice Film Festival, Diaz’s “The Woman Who Left” will join Morris’ “The B Side: Elsa Dorfman’s Portrait Photography” as additions to the fest’s lineup. Diaz’s film, nearly four hours long and shot in black and white, tells the story of a schoolteacher who, released after serving 30 years in prison for a crime she did not commit, returns home with vengeance on her mind.
Morris’ documentary, about the life of photographer Elsa Dorfman, will receive its European premiere at the festival, which runs October 5-16.
I have added a bunch of images from a film Nicole did last year with Joseph Fiennes and Hugo Weaving called Strangerland.
– Nicole Kidman Online > Films > 2015 | Strangerland
A poster has been released for Nicole’s film Lion.
Nicole talked with Vanity Fair during the Toronto Film Festival about how she’s successful on, and off the set.
To view go here.
In Lion, Nicole Kidman plays the adoptive mother of Dev Patel’s central character Saroo, a boy who was separated from his mother at age five. The film has already been wowing critics at Toronto International Film Festival, and Kidman’s performance, Vanity Fair’s Richard Lawson notes, is a standout. Kidman has been a household name for decades, and has transformed into a myriad of characters throughout her time in Hollywood. As Vanity Fair’s Krista Smith sat down with Kidman, they chatted about the film, Kidman’s approach to work-life balance, and her surprisingly long relationship with co-star Rooney Mara.
“I always say, ‘I’m not a voyeur—I’m a participator,’” Kidman said. “And I like being in life. It’s a gift, this life, and I just love the adventure of it. I also have a really solid, wonderful family and relationship, so I can nourish and then go out and have sort of a crazy creative life, as well.”
When it comes to Lion, one of the most exciting parts for Kidman is that her character is Australian—and therefore she didn’t have to put on any sort of accent to play the role. (“People don’t realize, when you’re doing an accent, that’s extra work.”)
As a long-term player in Hollywood, Kidman notes she knows “pretty much everybody in this industry.” But of course, some relationships go further back than others—and in the case of Kidman and her co-star Mara, who plays Saroo’s girlfriend, Lucy, things go way back.
“Strangely enough, I’ve known Rooney since she was little, because I knew her mother,” Kidman said. “Her mom and dad. And my ex-husband (Tom Cruise) and I used to go to the Giants games, and I’d see Kate [Mara] and Rooney there. Isn’t that crazy? And now she’s all grown up.”
Dev Patel, Rooney Mara and Nicole Kidman star in the true story of Saroo Brierley, who was adopted by an Australian couple after being separated from his family in India at the age of five, and then located his original home using Google Earth 25 years later. Damnit Maurie sat down with Nicole Kidman to chat about love, family and fame
Yesterday Nicole attended a photo call and press conference for Lion to finish up her time at TIFF.
– Nicole Kidman Online > 2016 > September 11 | Toronto International Film Festival – Lion Photocall
– Nicole Kidman Online > 2016 > September 11 | Toronto International Film Festival – Lion Press Conference
Keith Urban spoke with Hits Daily Double recently and in the interview talked about Nicole and how their marriage has effected his music.
You’ve always had a strong undertow of pro-female songs, like “Stupid Boy,” “Cop Car” and Ripcord’s “The Fighter” with Carrie Underwood. Are you a feminist?
I love Joseph Campbell. He talks a lot about the women-power movement, how the whole thing got so extreme and women got very hardened over by it. The pressure of it all made women tough, and I want to support the purity and beauty of women, that feminine piece of it, so the beauty doesn’t become hardened into something that paves over what’s special. People, especially women, talk about being thick-skinned, and I want to say, “I’m so sorry. What happened?” To be raw and vulnerable, that’s the beauty of it.
A lot of those really simple, tough lines in “The Fighter” are straight from early in my relationship with Nic. I had such a learning curve in our marriage! When she’d get scared, I’d think she was angry; then I’d get defensive, go tearing out the driveway at 90 miles an hour. And that’s when it all gets pear-shaped. What she needs, and it’s all in the song, is for me to stay, to be close, to hear her. Get Closer: the album title alone was literally from this new awareness I had with this reality of how to react. When things are tough or upsetting, it’s about pulling her close. That’s what she needs, and I had to learn it.
It was like that with “Stupid Boy.” Sarah Buxton had put out an album and I was listening on the bus. I said to Nic, “I need a song like that.” And she said, “Why don’t you do this song?” And I was thinking it was a woman singing. Nicole was so clear: “You’re the stupid boy. Sing the whole song, and then at the end put it out there.”
It sounds very powerful.
First and foremost, my marriage with Nic informs everything. Nic is so unbelievably open; she doesn’t keep things in or bottle them up. She’s really a great communicator. Because of her, if I open up, every day, I’m listening and growing and learning. If I’m a better man, it’s because of her.
To read the entire interview go here.