It’s quite impressive that Nicole Kidman has been able to keep a respectful name for herself, even in the wake of being known as Mrs. Keith Urban and, prior to that, Mrs. Tom Cruise. It just goes to show that talent really does go a long way.
Kidman opened up to The Hollywood Reporter about being an actress and choosing roles that suit her. She said, “I come from Australia, I was trained in indie movies. It’s an unconscious decision — it’s who I am. As an actor, you live and die by your choices. I don’t associate with mainstream films anymore. I don’t do so well in them, either. I guess I have a foot in both worlds. I’ve been offered some studio films this year and turned them down. They just didn’t align with who I am.”
The actress also addressed her controversial scene in “The Paperboy.” She explained, “I just don’t find urination shocking. I think I peed in the beginning of Eyes Wide Shut, too. But then, I don’t find a lot of things shocking! Violence is a lot more shocking than sex – sex is primal.”
Read more in the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, available now.