Nicole Kidman is all smiles while heading into the Women in the World Summit held at Cadogan Hall on Friday (October 9) in London, England.
The 48-year-old actress opened up at the event about the years following her split from Tom Cruise in 2011, in which she got critical acclaim for her film work and an Oscar for her performance in The Hours.
“I was running from my life at that time,” Nicole said (via E! News). “I wasn’t able to handle the reality of my life and as an actor, you have this wonderful thing where you can go and get lost in somebody else’s life and become somebody else for a period of time. And when I look back on it, I really see that. Out of that came work that sort of was applauded and so that was an interesting thing for me.”
“I then sort of embraced my own life and I got myself together and it took me a number of years and during that time, I worked a lot,” she added. “The work was a great place for me to exist and then that culminated in winning an Oscar.”
Nicole also opened up about having an “epiphany” after the big win.
“I was sitting in the Beverly Hills Hotel and it was all extraordinary and I was the loneliest I’ve ever been,” Nicole concluded. “And that was a very strange thing to have happened and it was a fantastic thing to have happened because I was jolted out of this I suppose need or desire to say, ‘This is gonna heal me’ and it didn’t. And then I went, ‘I need to really hone in on what I want as a woman and for my life.’”
Nicole Kidman on her success after her divorce from Tom Cruise
Also pictured inside: Nicole wearing a black dress while heading into the theater for a performance in Photograph 51 on Thursday night (October 8) in London.
Gwyneth Paltrow and Reese Witherspoon walk the carpet while attending Variety’s Power of Women Luncheon on Friday afternoon (October 9) at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Drew Barrymore looks beautiful in her Valentino dress on the cover of InStyle‘s November 2015 issue, on newsstands October 16.
Here is what the 40-year-old “Wildflower” author had to share with the mag:
On body image: “I am who I am and I just don’t have a bikini body. I don’t even have a one piece body anymore, but I am loving the long rash guard, board-shorts look… I’ve beaten myself up about not being a certain thing. If someone says, ‘Let’s go to the beach today,’ my first thought is, ‘F– what am I going to wear?’ I remember when Amy Schumer was on Ellen, she called her midsection a ‘lava lamp.’ I thought, That was perfect! That’s what I’ve been trying to say. But then I saw her in Trainwreck, and she looked so good in a tiny bra and short skirt. I was like, ‘No you don’t have a lava lamp.’”
On her daughters: “I’m not going to pretend to my daughters that I’m pure as the driven snow… The best I can do is open up my heart to them. That’s soul-baring enough.”
On her new book: “I want this book to be a love letter to my daughters, Frankie and Olive. They don’t need to know about my sex life. My own mother, Jaid, wrote a book on sex ["Secrets of World Class Lovers: Erotic Tips & Sensual Stories for a Lifetime of Sexual Fulfillment"], and it was the most mortifying feeling in the world. So I know how a child feels when their parents put themselves out there too much, and I will never do that to my daughters. There are some things about your parents you just don’t need to know.”
Taylor Swift just said she may be taking a break from making music...well, sort of! “I think I should take some time off. People might need a break from me... Write new music. Maybe not write new music. I don’t know,” Taylor said. Read the full quote here...
Raven Symone is facing a whole lot of backlash after saying she discriminates against people who have “ghetto” names.
The 29-year-old The View co-host was having a discussion with the ladies during Friday morning’s show about employers who are deemed racist for not hiring people with unusual names.
“Can we take back racist and say discriminatory? Because I think that’s a better word,” Raven said. “I’m very discriminatory against the words like the ones they were saying in those names. I’m not about to hire you if your name is Watermelondrea. That’s just not going to happen.”
Raven Symone Gets Backlash for Comments on ‘Ghetto’ Names
Brie Larson sits down for an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (October 8) in New York City.
The 26-year-old actress stars in the new critically-acclaimed movie Room and she stepped out the night before with co-star Jacob Tremblay for the first Big Apple screening of the film.
Brie‘s performance is getting rave reviews from critics and 18 out of 19 awards experts polled by Gold Derby have placed her in their top five list for Oscars nominations predictions in the Best Actress category. Eight of them have her in the number one slot, so we’re pretty sure we’ll be seeing her throughout awards season this year!
FYI: Brie is wearing a Derek Lam dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, Kavant Sahart earrings, and Ana Khouri rings on Fallon. She is wearing a Giambattista Valli dress, Brian Atwood shoes, an Edie Parker bag, and Fred Leighton jewelry at the screening.