The Oscar winner shares daughters Sunday, 12, and Faith, 9, with husband Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman is getting candid about how 2020 has affected her kids.
The Undoing actress, 53, opened up to Glamour U.K. for the magazine’s November digital issue, revealing how her two young daughters — Sunday Rose, 12, and Faith Margaret, 9, whom she shares with husband Keith Urban — have handled the lockdown put in place earlier this year due to the pandemic.
Kidman said though they were somewhat used to virtual learning since they travel often because of their famous parents’ jobs, they miss seeing their friends on a regular basis.
“Our kids — because we travel, and we won’t be apart — are used to having to learn online, but the social distance has been very difficult for them,” said Kidman, who is also mom to two adult children with ex-husband Tom Cruise, son Connor, 25, and daughter Isabella, 27. “They are working through the emotions.”
“For a 12 year old, it’s about not being able to access friends easily — that’s a whole thing which every parent will be going through. And then, there’s a 9 year old, who’s socially forming. One of the hardest things is just watching them pine and yearn for their friends,” she added. “I pine and yearn for my friends too.”
Elsewhere in the Glamour U.K. interview, Kidman said that her sister Antonia and three of her kids moved in with Kidman while she shoots the new Hulu series Nine Perfect Strangers in Australia, making for quite the full house.
“I just love kids. I said once, ‘I prefer children to adults.’ I like adults more now, not more than kids, though,” she said. “I love being around children and we’ve got five kids living with me now because Keith had to go back [to Nashville] to release his album. So, my sister moved in to help me while I’m filming, and we have three of her younger kids — she has six — living with us.”
“It’s just fun because I just find their perspective not so heavy,” continued Kidman. “It puts you in a more childlike place where you go, ‘I can move through this and it can be fleeting. It doesn’t have to become a massive weight.’ ”
Kidman recently told The Daily Telegraph about how her family was able to stay “healthy and safe” during the lockdown.
“We just hunkered down and did what we were told,” she recalled. “We’ve watched friends go to hell and back and have watched the world navigate this together, and I think we are all just going, ‘Is this really happening?’ … Keith and I have that conversation where we go, ‘I can’t even believe this has happened.’ “
Some additional posters and stills have been released of Nicole from The Prom.
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More publicity stills have been released for The Undoing.
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Finally caught up all of the captures for the first four episodes of The Undoing. They are all in our gallery now. BTW – love this series. If you aren’t watching, you need to!
Added a bunch of stills from the first three episodes of Nicole’s new mini-series (which I highly recommend watching) The Undoing.
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She also revealed she’s hoping for another season of “Big Little Lies.”
Nicole Kidman opened up about her marriage to Keith Urban and gushed about what a wonderful dad he is to their daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret in a new interview on TODAY.
“He’s such a good man, as I’ve said before,” the “Big Little Lies” actress told Jenna Bush Hager on Friday. “I’m married to a really good man. And the kids have a great father and that’s a very beautiful thing to be able to say.”
Kidman, 53, is obviously her husband’s biggest fan and during the pandemic, she’s been joining him for fun Instagram live concerts, where he performs and she dances around to his music. She said she hopes their cute, lighthearted concerts bring people moments of happiness during a difficult time.
“We just tried to go, OK, this is the situation,” she told Jenna. “There were so many people just hurting, as there is still, and trying to be incredibly respectful of that but just spread a little joy, which was what his music was trying, was doing.”
Urban even joked that his wife is his “groupie” in one video, which she didn’t mind at all.
“I’m happy to be your backup singer, your groupie,” she said. “Whatever you need me to be.”
When she’s not appearing in Instagram videos with her husband, Kidman has been busy at work on her new HBO show, “The Undoing.”
In the thriller miniseries, Kidman stars as Grace, a therapist married to Jonathan (Hugh Grant). Grace thinks she is happily married until a shocking incident pulls the rug out from under her and makes her question everything she thought she knew about her husband.
This series marks the first time Kidman and Grant have worked together, though they’ve known each other for years.
“We’ve known each other for a couple of decades,” she said. “And you always say to people, I’d love to work with you. And actually I never said that to him. I was just always a ‘Hi, Hugh.’ And then, but a bit deep down I’ve always wanted to work with him … he’s so good and he’s obviously incredibly witty and charming.”
Many fans have been wondering whether there will be a third season of Kidman’s other acclaimed HBO series, “Big Little Lies.” Kidman couldn’t reveal whether there’s a new season on the way, but she hinted that she and her fellow cast members would love to reunite for more episodes.
“We’re all very close so our desire is for there to be a season three,” she said. “Part of the thing is trying to make something happen … creatively it’s lovely if something evolves and struggles on … there’s definitely the passion and the desire and I just want to go back to Monterey and hang out with my girls!”
In the meantime, Kidman is feeling grateful. When Jenna asked the legendary actress if she ever feels “astonished” when she looks back at her incredible body of work, Kidman said that’s a good way to describe it.
“Yeah. Astonished is a great word,” she said. “On my knees going, thank you for giving me this path in life.”
HBO’s new series “The Undoing” marks the first time Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant have worked together, but becoming the married couple at the center of the series didn’t take too much effort.
“I remember the read-through when we first came to New York,” Kidman tells Variety. “We read all of it in one sitting, didn’t we, which was a great way of doing it … because we just had to jump in and it was really fun and then I remember going to get a cup of tea with [Grant] and asking me lots of really personal questions. I was like, ‘Here we go.’”
Based on Jean Hanff Korelitz’s bestselling novel “You Should Have Known” and created by David E. Kelley, “The Undoing” stars Kidman as Grace Fraser, a New York City psychotherapist whose life unravels when her pediatric oncologist husband Jonathan [Grant] is accused of a gruesome murder. Noah Jupe co-stars as their son and Donald Sutherland plays Grace’s wealthy father.
Variety caught up with Kidman, Grant and series director Susanne Bier ahead of Sunday night’s premiere of the six-part series.
Kidman was already attached to the project when she approached Bier to direct. “I was staying in Los Angeles and Nicole come to my hotel to — I don’t want to say seduce because that may be misunderstood [laughs] — but absolutely convinced me to do it in a very, very convincing way, as in, ‘you’re not going to stay alive if you don’t do it’ kind of thing,” Bier recalled.
It was Bier’s idea to cast Grant. “I have wanted to work with Hugh forever and I thought this was the chance,” Bier said. “They would be a really great, sexy couple.”
Kidman agreed. “Part of the way in which this has to work is that you want these people to be together,” she said. “I hope people want us to be together — not in real life obviously — but I hope that’s the desire on screen.”
Grant was fascinated by the idea that Jonathan may not be the saintly doctor that so many people think he is. “One gets the feeling ‘what a lovely man, but is he too lovely?’” he said. “The metaphor I always had in my head was you’re wearing a lovely old cotton shirt and then you start to think, ‘Is there a tiny bit of viscose in this cotton? It is a bit too easy to iron.’”
Noticing Kidman’s perplexed look, Grant said, “Does that make any sense or do I sound insane?”
Kidman replied, “You’re going loopy now, too.”
As for Kidman’s take on Grace, she said she gained insight from her character’s need to walk alone through New York City. “The idea of someone who just walks, who goes out to just process things, walking to escape, to hide,” she said. “I wasn’t quite sure how that was going to work. We shot so much of that. The hypnotic quality suddenly became … how I entered her.”
Bier was amazed how effortlessly Kidman transformed into Grace while rehearsing and filming. She said the Oscar winner could be holding a cup of tea one minute as herself, but as soon as she became Grace, she actually changed the way she held the cup. “Nicole is able to access a different character in an almost scary way,” Bier said. “I think Nicole is from out of space or something, or a mutant.”
Kidman cracked, “I’m from that far-off planet. Have you heard of it? Pluto! I want to be from Pluto.”
Grant took it a bit further by describing Kidman’s acting as “witch craft” because it was so distinctive, as opposed to his more analytical approach.
Kidman shot back, “Now I’m saying I’m from planets. I’m a witch. It’s going to get really tough for me out there. I want be a fairy. I want to be a fairy from Pluto.”
Whatever the case may be, Grant feels confident “The Undoing” is going to be a hit because one of his toughest critics is a fan.
“I watched it with my wife and she has pretty much hated everything I’ve ever done, but she was obsessed with this,” he said. “If I had said, ‘No, we’re not watching another episode tonight,’ she would have physically harmed me.”
TVLine shares the good news that Nicole has a new eries slated with Amazon.
Nicole Kidman is coming undone again.
Amazon has handed a straight-to-series order to Things I Know To Be True, a family drama starring and exec produced by the Oscar and Emmy-winning actress. A rep for the streamer confirms to TVLine that the project is being conceived as an ongoing series (like Kidman’s HBO smash Big Little Lies) vs. a limited one (like her current HBO thriller The Undoing).
Based on Andrew Bovell’s Australian play, Things I Know To Be True “is about the resilience of an enduring marriage and the evolving nature of a family’s love, as Bob and Fran Price watch their adult children make unexpected decisions which change the course of their lives.”
In a statement, Kidman gushed, “I’ll never forget the experience I had watching Andrew’s play in Sydney, having one of those transcendent theater experiences. Andrew’s play is exquisite and his scripts for the series are just as good. With Amazon’s belief, Jen Salke’s guidance, and an extraordinary producing team, we have big hopes for what this can be.”
Added Bovell: “This is a story about family, that thing you spend your life trying to escape from only to yearn for what you’ve lost if you ever do. I’m thrilled that an actor of Nicole Kidman’s calibre leads the series in the role of Fran Price. As a mother and a woman she is complicated, difficult and utterly compelling.”
“It’s just that constant push, pull and I would say a lot of parents would say the same thing,” said Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman is opening up about why her two daughters won’t be joining Instagram anytime in the near future.
While appearing virtually for an interview with British talk show Loose Women on Tuesday, the 53-year-old actress revealed that her two young daughters with her husband Keith Urban – Faith Margaret, 9, and Sunday Rose, 12 — are not allowed to create accounts on the popular social media app.
Describing herself as someone who is “not very techy,” Kidman also noted it is “very hard for me to monitor it and stay on it.”
“I won’t let them be on Instagram … I have a 12-year-old right now who is chomping at the bit, wanting to like get into all of that,” the Oscar-winning star said. “And I’m like, ‘No no, no.’ It’s just that constant push, pull and I would say a lot of parents would say the same thing. Am I right?”
Last year, while posing for the May 2019 cover of Vanity Fair, Kidman similarly opened up to the magazine about her parental choices when it comes to social media and cell phones.
“They don’t have a phone and I don’t allow them to have an Instagram,” the Big Little Lies star said.
Explaining her logic behind the decision, Kidman added, “I try to keep some sort of boundaries.”
Check out the teaser trailer for Nicole’s newest film The Prom where she co-stars with Meryl Streep, James Corden, Kerry Washington and more!
Dee Dee Allen (three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep) and Barry Glickman (Tony Award winnerJames Corden) are New York City stage stars with a crisis on their hands: their expensive new Broadway show is a major flop that has suddenly flatlined their careers. Meanwhile, in small-town Indiana, high school student Emma Nolan (newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman) is experiencing a very different kind of heartbreak: despite the support of the high school principal (Keegan-Michael Key), the head of the PTA (Kerry Washington) has banned her from attending the prom with her girlfriend, Alyssa (Ariana DeBose). When Dee Dee and Barry decide that Emma’s predicament is the perfect cause to help resurrect their public images, they hit the road with Angie (Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman) and Trent (Andrew Rannells), another pair of cynical actors looking for a professional lift. But when their self-absorbed celebrity activism unexpectedly backfires, the foursome find their own lives upended as they rally to give Emma a night where she can truly celebrate who she is.