This past year, Nicole Kidman collaborated with Academy Award-winning make-up artist Bill Corso to perfect the sun-damaged complexion of the LAPD detective, in which she played Destroyer . developed a leathery look that was far removed from the blond skin of the 51-year-old actress.
When she saw her mother in full make-up for the first time, Kidman's daughters – Sunday, 10 and Faith, 7 responded in the dull, truth-affirming ways children do at this age. "They called me Grandma," Kidman recalls, laughing. "They are like" They are our grandmother now. What Kidman Made A Thoughtful: The Nashville Girls 'School, where Kidman, musician husband Keith Urban, and their daughters live, hosted a Grandparents' Chocolate Day, and Kidman and Urban's mothers live in Australia, Kidman told her Girl that she would like to wear a wig and get dressed and play her grandmother.
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" I thought it was kind of quirky and funny and would be one Represent good story for them when they were older, "says Kidman, curled up – legend on a sofa on a weekend in Los Angeles. And here she takes on a shaky old voice. "Oh … Hello Sunday, I'm here!" And she's just like this: "Whatever you do, never do that." So I will not masquerade as her grandma – even if they called me that!
Kidman does not have to take on another part right now. She has two new films: Destroyer for which she just received her 13th Golden Globe nomination, and Aquaman in the She is also the opposite of Russell Crowe in Joel Edgerton's drama Boy Erased and won strong reviews for portraying the supportive mother of a young man with his wife “/>
Nicole Kidman in a scene from Destroyer.
Nicole Kidman in a scene from Destroyer.
It is the extension of a remarkable series of roles that have been taken with it Kidman's Oscar-nominated performance in the Australian film of 2016 Lion began] And last year starred in Sofia's Coppola's remake of The Beguiled u nd Yorgos Lanthimos & # 39; Insecurity The Killing of the Sacred Deer and of course continued her work on the HBO series. Big Little Lies for which she won the Emmy, the SAG Award, and the Golden Globe with Celeste, a woman hiding the dark secret of domestic violence behind a flawless facade.
Kidman, however, does not shape one The illusions about her life or her career. She says she almost stopped a few years ago, after a disappointing time, with films like The Railway Man Trespass and before I go to sleep films that were barely visible and strictly checked except for Kidman's acting. The low point came at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014, when the audience greeted their Grace Kelly tribute Grace of Monaco with humming and hissing. Kidman sobbed in her hotel room.
"It's probably not great to talk about it when you're old, but you start off as the taste of the month, and then you're not, and suddenly you're not interested in anyone," says Kidman. "Then it says," You have lost or lost your talent. It's always there when you feed it, and I did that, but that does not mean it was not frustrating. "
Unlike Matthew McConaughey and his famous McConaissance of Some Years ago, Kidman did not have the luxury of choice. Women in Hollywood not. She tried to find funding for projects that she wanted to produce. She played in a famous production of photographer 51 on the London stage. ("I was afraid nobody would come," she says, the entire 11-week run was sold out.) And she tried to start her film career.
"Me was not the first, second or third choice for Lion "says Kidman." [Director] Garth Davis was told he should not throw me. That hurt. And Garth said: "No, I do. I want to throw it. & # 39; And he fought hard for me. As an actor, you know, "No, I do not want her, she's not very good." And you … "Kidman pauses and remembers the wound." Oooooh. OK. "But there I was with things that did not work and people go," Eh. Not them. " Destroyer Director Karyn Kusama had her own ups and downs and appreciates the openness with The Kidman She Discusses Career.
"To be honest, to feel like she was in the dumps and not enthusiastic about her work, she testifies to her love of the art form," says Kusama Times only went through. I'm sure she had some really dark nights staring at the ceiling, but it seems like the tides and the understanding that there are good times and bad times really affect her work right now. "
Kidman remembers that he thought she might write or focus on being a mother in Tennessee and finding a philanthropic pathway that employs her creatively, and Kidman called her mother Janelle in search of disappointment – a feminist who did not have the career she probably wanted and challenged her two daughters to reject social expectations – and her mother repeated what she had always told her. "Do not give up your career."