Nicole Kidman graces the cover of Vogue magazine and speaks out on a number of topics including her highly anticipated starring role in the biopic, The Queen Of The Desert, her ex-husband Tom Cruise and family life in Nashville with husband Keith Urban and their children. She also opened up on how she is coping with grief after her father’s sudden death.
It’s a rare interview with the 48-year-old Oscar-winning actress. But we will be seeing much more of her, as she makes the promo rounds. She is in yet another Oscar-buzzed movie, having landed a particularly plume role as the titular ‘Queen of the Desert’ directed by Werner Herzog. It’s a long overdue biopic on the life of Gertrude Bell, the famed trailblazing British travel writer, explorer archeologist whose life has long begged for big-screen treatment. She costars with Robert Pattinson who takes on the iconic role of T.E. Lawrence, a.k.a. the titular ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ that Peter O’Toole made famous in that epic movie.
So yes, much cause for fanfare and thus Nicole Kidman has dispense with her typically private and quiet life in Nashville. Along with the print interview, Vogue also interviewed her on video, asking her a staggering 73 questions, yes, 73 questions! It makes for fascinating viewing and you can see it below. And naturally, she is luminous on the cover, which you can also see below.
She spoke lovingly of her husband, Keith Urban, the country music superstar and American Idol judge. Asked if she’s met him at the right time, she said no, and went on to say, “I wish I could have met him much earlier and had way more children with him. But I didn’t.”
In recollecting watching him one night as he performed informally with friends, she said of him, “I looked up at him at one point and I saw his tattoos and his foot going, and he had the guitar, and I was like, “I love that man. I’m so glad I’m in this world.”‘
She had relatively little to say of former husband Tom Cruise, as Vogue notes that she declined to comment about Scientology or the recent HBO documentary ‘Going Clear’ which has brought the controversial church under more scrutiny than ever. She did draw a contrast between fame now and fame then, as she said, “When I was with Tom, I don’t remember paparazzi sitting outside our house.”
It was September of last year that Nicole Kidman’s father, psychologist Antony Kidman suddenly died. He was 75 years old. In speaking of him with Vogue, she said, “You’ve caught me at a time when I’m still recovering and in grief.” She went on to say, “There are times you go, “Gosh, I wish I could just go and hide in a hole and never come out.”
Continuing, she added, “And then you go, “That was yesterday.” I have a four-year-old and a six-year-old, and just hearing their laugh… it’s life in its most powerful form.”
And along with the strong foundation of her family life, Nicole Kidman’s career is going strong, and we’ll be seeing much more of her. ‘Queen of the Desert’ is just the first of several movies she’ll appear in. She costars in the Billy Ray-directed ‘Secret in Their Eyes’ opposite Julia Roberts and ’12 Years a Slave’ star Chiwetel Ejiofor. Later on, she co-stars with Justin Batemen in ‘There’s The Family Fang’ and after that Michael Grandage’s ‘Genius,’ with costars Colin Firth and Jude Law. T
See all of Nicole Kidman’s Vogue interview here and watch her answer 73 questions in the video below!
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