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Nicole Kidman: I Was Less Relevant Being Married to Tom Cruise

Nicole Kidman: I Was Less Relevant Being Married to Tom Cruise

Nicole Kidman (in Jil Sander) attends a special screening of Margot at the Wedding presented by The Cinema Society at NYC’s Tribeca Grand Hotel on Thursday. The 40-year-old actress joined costar Jennifer Jason Leigh and Leigh‘s real-life spouse, Noah Baumbach, who wrote and directed the film.

USA Today just published a great interview with Nicole. Here are some great snippets:

On not being relevant while married to Tom Cruise: “Tom and I, we moved and moved and moved. Your sense of where do I come from becomes less and less relevant. A lot of my life, particularly when I was working so much, it was about trying to fill in the gaps. Now there’s much more reason to exist in the world without my identity needing to be through work.”

On what’s next: “I’m going to Germany to do a film called The Reader for six weeks. Naomi Watts, my girlfriend, is going to be shooting in Berlin. She just had a little baby. She’s doing a film with Clive Owen there. I don’t know Germany at all. I’ve been to the Berlin film festival, and that’s it.”

On globe-trotting and if it ever gets to her: “I get sick of being away from my family. The actual traveling, I enjoy. I manage a pretty good life in terms of ducking and weaving and having protection. I’m not someone who seeks out paparazzi photos. I prefer to be left alone. Most of the time, I work out ways to navigate the cities, but I get recognized pretty much all about the world, which is a weird feeling sometimes. Not in a bad way. People, in general, are just lovely. They just say, hey, they do a double-take, that’s the general thing.”

On how she maintains her flawless skin: “I wore a lot of sunscreen. I never go in the sun. I’ve had one skin cancer on my leg, and I rarely get in the sun, so that just shows you. They cut it out. Stay out of the sun, because it is the worst thing in terms of aging. I’m very medical. I come from a medical family.” (Her father is a clinical psychologist, and her mother is a nurse educator.)

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Photos: Dave Allocca/Startraksphoto.com, Stephen Lovekin/Getty, Todd Pitt/ USA Today
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  • http://justjared i’m paula abdul’s bitch.

    Wonder where the kids are?

  • rebecca

    She is sooooooo beautiful omg. I cant beleive she had skin cancer on her leg! I LOVE HERR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • h

    She’s scary looking.

  • koko

    I’m sorry to tell you Nicole that your white-as-a-ghost skin is not flattering to many of us. I have a hard time understanding those people who call Nicole Kidman beautiful! Besides her physical features look like she’s still stuck in the Victorian age, that’s why she gets many roles in this era, bcoz she looks like the ppl back then.

  • Cherries

    i like her. she’s cool. i love keith too! they are good together i think.

  • work it nicole

    Nicole I’m so happy u escape the teeny tiny gay gnome..tommie.

    Now Katie the robot is going through the farce..complete with a face do all over= plastic surgery..2 more years, possibly 3..and the robot might wake up.
    Nicole can actually ACT!!

  • marg

    I’ve never heard anyone describe themselves as “medical”.

    I’m very medical?

  • FLO-RIDA

    lol shes very MEDICAL AKA BOTOX QUEEN! JUST ADMIT IT ITS NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL!!! SHEESH. HER HAIRS TOO WHITE ON TOP!?!?

  • [~Famous~]

    Tom made her, she should send him royalties.

  • http://google JENICA

    ewwwww i cant believe keith urban married you your as white as snow i sooo cant believe your famous everybody if shes famous i can be famous lol sorry to say your WHITE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • talula

    why does she start talking now?

  • http://HTTP/GOOGLE JADEN

    KA KA YOU SO UGLY GIRL ARE YOUR PARENTS GHOST??? WELL IF YOU DONT WANT TO BE SO WHITE JUST DONT WEAR THAT DARK OF LIP GLOSS THATS KA KA OH Y DID KEITH URBAN MARY YOU YOUR HIDEOUS EWWWWWWWWWW KA KA LET ME GAG MY SELF!!!!

  • LEXE

    OMG SHES IS HIDEOUS LIKE JADEN AND JENICA SAID THOSE GIRLS ARE RIGHT HER AND KEITH ARE HIDEOUS DID SHE ESCAPE FROM THE DEAD???

  • minx

    She’s extremely weird. Naomi should keep her baby away from Granny Freeze, she has a way of sucking the life out of everything she touches and she’s surely jealous of Naomi living a normal, happy life instead of pretending. Yeah, sure, she likes to be left alone but somehow paps are always present whenever she airs her husband for a happy family picture.

  • BRANDY

    IF KEITH AND NICOLE HAVE KIDS IM SURE THEY WILL BE AS WHITE AS THE CLOUDS ABOVE SHE IS UGH AND I DONT KNOW HOW PEOPLE CAN STAND HER EW BLUHH

  • JENICA

    TRUE DAT MINX LOL SHE IS OUTTA DIS WORLD SHE BELONGS ON THE WHITE ASS PLANET

  • MASON

    WHO THE HELL IS NAOMI

  • nicole fan

    She seems like a well-rounded person. Surely, she must be looking at Katie and thinking better you than me.

  • BOBBY

    DONT WEAR RED LIP GLOSS IM A BOY I KNOW WUT THEY LIKE

  • MANDY

    ewwww nicole kidman fan how can you like her i dony get it she is ugggllllyyyy

  • Dancer

    Nicole has always said she stays out of the sun because she burns. Yes she has a very pale skin tone like many redheads…but you shallow people would rather she get more skin cancers than to remain healthy and white. I like her. She is a great actress, has a great work ethic. And for the person who wants to know where her kids are–why don’t you ask the same of Tommy boy who has physical custody right now? She said in another interivew they both came out to Australia several times this summer to visit with her. She doesn’t pimp them out like Mr. Cruise does.

  • MANDY

    she is not perfect she can still go to a tanning bed your right keith urban could do better idc how many ppl tri to change my mind noooooo!!!! it is soo not working ewww how can you even like a white bitch she is horrible in acctressing i can do better she probably kissed a thousand guys and has a diease in her mouth from kissing all them other bitches and i’ve seen red heads and there not that white so so stop talking out your ass shes hidious

  • hillary

    i’ve seen pictures of her and keith and she looks like she’s gonna kill him so beware keith

  • Lauren

    I love Nicole. She looks absolutely beautiful.

  • Kat

    “I get sick of being away from my family.” So that’s why she’s going to Germany for 6 weeks after filming Australia since April? Got it. So glad she’s excited that Naomi will be there. What about her husband and kids?

    “Now there’s much more reason to exist in the world without my identity needing to be through work.” That must be why she has 5 more movies lined up to shoot.

  • hya

    OK….she said I’m very medical…..WTF…she sounds like an idiot.

  • eli

    i like her, especially after she “escaped”, but when did her lips get so plump? hmmmmm

  • aryana

    she ws as white a few yers ago and everyybody as in awe of her, how she dressed, her hair, etc. I thimk that except for the somethings that she has made to her face, she looks the same. I loved Cold Mountain, the Other, and many more movies.

    I wish her well, I like her better now, she must have loved Tom, but now she is more her own person

  • WHERE

    I FEEL SORRY FOR THOSE TWO KIDS.

  • http://justjared.com LOLA

    LESS RELEVANT OR A STEPFORD WIFE???

  • anan

    i think she is pretty but she needs to stop talking about tom cruise..it almost looks as if she is still hung up on him

  • gizmatage

    I love Nicole Kidman, but I do agree w/ #31 — she MUST stop talking about Tom Cruise, REALLY!!!

  • gizmatage

    OK, #14, you need to get a life!!

  • Olivia

    she’s still pining for her Tommy. Didnt she said on that Ladies Journal that she still loves Tom.

    Im sorry but I never liked her and I only saw 1 or 2 movies of her that I liked.

  • mossy

    I admire nicole kidman, I think she’s remained true to herself all these years. Surgery or not, I admire her for bucking the trend of too tan actresses, hello every single starlet out there worth her borrowed chanel. She’s never confirmed nor denied plastic surgery so I won’t bother getting bothered by it. I’m all for it AND staying out of the sun. SERIOUSLY, it’s so bad for you! Love ya nicole, you’re a living legend. Nevermind the haterade.

  • Carmen

    Ahhh gawd now she is adding cancer surviver to her poor me, I’m a victim schitck. She just got done saying she was touring some with Keith and setting up her farm LMAO…These people are such liars, they really don’t care that they spew lies and we catch it.

    Is there such a thing as botox brains, surely it’s frying her uneducated butt.

  • sara

    why does she always mention tom in almost every interview, it seems she keep using her previous relationship to promote her new films. she has two children, and she never seems to mention them with any conviction for them. whatever you say about tom, i always get the impression his children come first!

  • remember da truth

    school must have let out and the idiot, uneducated teens are on the board, repeating all over with their stupid name changes.
    Please, we get it — you haven’t seen a redhead before in your short lives. Now run along and play your video games, okay?

  • remember da truth

    Those worried about all her working obviously have no clue about either real life, or movies. Working mothers are away from their kids all the time, five days a week. She makes movies a few weeks at a time, with plenty of time off in between. Six weeks for one movie, folks. Then it’s months off at a time.

    When she says she misses her family, it’s her mom and dad and sister in Australia she means. Kids and husband come with her, just like Tom and Katie, and other movie stars. People think that Angie and Brad are the only ones who travel for their job, or that they are the only ones taking their kids with them. They ALL do. See how she said she was moving all the time with Tom and the kids?

    She is not ALWAYS mentioning Tom, unless you are only learned to read about two years ago. She never mentioned him during her relationship except for the obvious “we” type of things, for “we are going to England to shoot a movie” kind of thing, or for the last few years after the divorce. Now, when asked, she will answer, but does not bring it up.
    Also, she was married for ten years and had two kids — that’s a big chunk of life and impossible to ignore.

  • Binki Mahoney from Darlington Freve

    The larger picture at the top of this page reminds me of Tom Cruise! That’s weird! When my girlfriends moan on to me about being single and is it because of the way they look etc etc, I always bring up Nicole Kidman. You can look like a film star and still all you can get is a drug addict. So, celebrate your single status.

  • jenwho

    The one stuuuuupid troll poster who keeps changing its name but write in CAPS and in the same style and agreeing with itself…………..just who do you think youre foolin, beyotch? bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahahahaha

    you must be one dumb teen. a D-student, huh? and have the nerve to come on a blog and criticize your betters. go learn to read and write properly!

  • paula

    She is STILL talking about Tom? Six years later????
    Jesus, Nicole. Get over it!!!!

  • IMO

    Damn! it’s hard to believe some people are so f@cking stupid!

    Whatever direction Nicole’s life is going in, it looks GOOD on
    her.

  • Sasha

    HERE WE GO AGAIN. EX- EX WIFES PLAYING THE VICTIM ROLE. NICOLE AND JENNIFER ANISTON ARE A PERFECT EXAMPLE WHY MEN ARE AFRAID TO GET MARRIED.
    IF THESE WOMEN THINK THAT A MAN IS GOING TO MAKE YOU RELEVANT BECAUSE YOU MARRIED HIM THEN THAT WHY THEY ARE WHERE THEY ARE TODAY.
    A WOMAN, A WELL MATURE WOMAN MARRIED BECAUSE SHE LOVES HER HUSBAND NOT TO HAVE HER HUSBAND MAKE HER RELEVANT.
    SEEMS TO ME LIKE THESE TWO PARTICULAR WOMEN HAVE MAJOR MAJOR ISSUES WITH THEIR SELF.

    AND ANOTHER THING ANY TIME THEIR EX HUSBANDS HAVE SOMETHING SUCH AS A MOVIE THERE THEY ARE OPENING THEIR PIE HOLE TALKING ABOUT THE PAST.
    HOW MANY YEARS NOW SINCE NICOLE AND TOM DIVORCE? NOW SHE THINKS SHE CAN SAY ANYTHING. THESE TWO CANT LIVE WITHOUT THEIR EX AND CANT STOP RIDING THEIR COAT-TAIL.
    I AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF THESE TWO BASHING THEIR EX-HUSBAND ANY CHANCE THEY GET.
    IF HILLARY CANT PLAY THE VICTIM / I AM A WOMAN ROLE NO FREAKING NONE FERTILE ACTRESS IS ALO ALLOW TO PLAY THE “I AM A VICTIM WHEN I WAS MARRIED ROLE’
    BULLSHIT THE MEDIA SHOULD CALL THESE TWO FREAKS WHAT THEY REALLY ARE.

  • Celbrity Shrink

    Pchhh. I’m sorry Nicole, but can you please be more vague? Sheesh woman, what are you so scared of? Did Tom make you sign a non-disclosure at the divorce? Cause it sure looks like it. Damn. I really hate when people don’t speak their truth and insult other people’s intelligence – do you think we’re all really that stupid, Ms. Kidman? Kid us not!

  • Notbusy

    Nicole went on and on in this interview about Keith Urban, but jared only chose to focus on one very small mention of tom. I KNEW that would happen when I read the interview. I said to myself watch and see don’t the whole focus of this interview in the press be about Tom. She probably was asked about tom and politely answered, but we’ll never know that.

  • zoe

    i like her. her being white as a ghost doesn’t really bother me. she’s still gorgeous. and she’s a great actress. totally not overrated.

  • Maniston dumb slut

    She looks great!
    classic beauty!
    I can’t wait to see the movie!!!!!

  • People are so dumb

    Dumbarses…

    She was making a point about her cultural background becoming irrelevant…

    She meant that when she and Tom were married they travelled to countries to which she had no cultural affiliation so she lost her cultural identity…

    Sorry, did you guys fail your communication courses at college?

  • xyz

    How can you take anyone who’s been married to gay Tom seriously? Girl is full of lies, she needs to come out and say it like it is. BUt she would probably be shot dead by crazy scientology folk.