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Nicole Kidman Covers 'Hollywood Reporter' Sundance Issue

Nicole Kidman Covers 'Hollywood Reporter' Sundance Issue

Nicole Kidman is gorgeous on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Sundance issue.

Here’s what the 45-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On turning down big studio movies: “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.”

On urinating in The Paperboy: “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.”

On her relationship with directors: “I do develop very powerful relationships with most of my directors. Gus Van Sant changed my career with To Die For. I’ll definitely work with Lars von Trier again. And [The Hours director] Stephen Daldry is like a soulmate. He was so kind to me when I was pregnant, even when I couldn’t do The Reader.”

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  • Jill

    Nicole is beautiful and wise.

  • Moh123

    Gorgeous lady!!

  • http://kevinredondo KRP

    just amazing like all that she does

  • Alaia

    In other words, “The Stepford Wives and Bewitched were so embarrassing, I should just stick to smaller films.”

  • Jennifer
  • Daphne

    Please oh please no more info about Tom Criuse. I am so sick of her talking about him.

  • Julie

    Urinating in public and violence are gross. Sex sometimes isn’t.

  • geeza louisa

    I love the cover picture. Just beautiful. And DAPHNE if you don’t want more info on Cruise then write all the interviewers and ask them to stop asking her about him. Nicole, unlike Tom and other actors, does not give interviewers a list of questions and topics that they can’t ask or approach. She is very polite when she deflects a question and if you notice she has a stock line for her answers for Cruise. Says the same thing over and over–we certainly have not learned anything new over the last ten or so years have we?

  • Dawn

    That picture is incredibly airbrushed and photoshopped.

  • Haley

    So beautiful and talented.

  • ladyb

    Liking that cover. Actually looks very Australian. Very classy woman.

  • Suri the meal ticket


    When pressed, she’ll say only: “I’ve chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology. I have two children [adopted with Cruise] who are Scientologists — Connor [the Red Dawn actor is now 17] and Isabella [20] — and I utterly respect their beliefs.” Vanity Fair’s Scientology exposé and Wright’s book both claim the Church turned them against her, something she’ll neither confirm nor deny. It’s maybe the one place this very purposefully open actress won’t go.

    Nicole didn't say anything. don't vent on her. Respect an accomplished actor.

  • Leslie

    She is so beautiful and classy. She has had so many chances to throw that cult loving husband (who turned her own children against her) under the bus and she continues to do interviews with such grace and dignity. I don’t know why interviewers even ask her about him anymore. They divorced so long ago and she is clearly very happy with her new husband and 2 beautiful daughters! Move on! Who cares about crazy Tom anymore? Stop asking her about it! She is so above him and his kooky lifestyle and is probably so over it!

  • JP

    @Leslie: instead she has a cheating alcoholic husband, great catch!


    Stunning cover; it leaps off the screen. Well done team!

  • Leslie

    @JP: Who went to rehab and got the proper care. He cleaned up and went on to be successful in all his endeavors and by all accounts looks like a wonderful father! So yeah… VERY great catch!

  • clara_belle

    I do like her but I do thinks that it’s funny that she felt it was necessary to add that she had turned down the film The Reader. I thought that it was an unwritten rule for actors not to talk about the work that they passed on out of respect for those that took the roles instead.

  • Jovi92

    i don’t care if it’s photoshopped.
    it’s an amazing cover!

  • Little MY


    whats airbrushed the hat or her white shirt or is it the tiny cross she’s wearing.

  • Lia

    Clara, she did not do The Reader because she was pregnant. She didn’t just pass on it

  • kary

    I just read the entire interview and she didn’t talk about Tom… she’s so classy and I’m so happy she’s with Keith who loves her a lot… I don’t know why they keep asking the same thing over and over… that Tom cruise thing was like a 100 years ago… so get over it!!!


    I have just read the article, and if I may, I would like to make a couple of comments and “share” my observations.

    The writer should have introduced her as wife of Keith Urban and not “ex-wife of Tom Cruise”.

    In the article it says that Nicole watches American Idol; yet, when she was interviewed on Saturday, (the thread with her in the beautiful pink dress), when asked whether she will be watching American Idol, she said: “you mean stay at home and watch it? No! That’s not our style”.

    I think sometimes Nicole either forgets what she says elsewhere or goes for expediency.

    Also, on Ellen, a picture is shown of Keith with his guitar and his pickup truck with the girls jumping (dancing) on the back, and Nicole remarks: “that’s pretty much our life”. Sorry, Nicole, pull the other one; there is sufficient evidence out there to show that that is absolutely not the major part of your life. Be honest. You have every right to make all of your choices, just don’t try and pull the wool over our eyes. That’s manipulation. And lastly, I really don’t think it is fair to beam a picture of your 2 year-old (especially) to a world-wide audience. I feel that is impinging on Faith’s right to privacy.

    And no, I am not a “hater”. Just Eyes Wide Open.

  • http://Comcast Joni

    @anonymous. You are being nicer than usual, I think you are coming around, not perfect but better. Read a comment made after someone saw a picture of Keith and Nicole together “that’s what love looks like.”. I agree completely.

  • Pitty

    Well, I like her but Kate was great in The Reader I can’t imagine Nicole doing what Kate did! But she’s a great actress!

  • duh

    Anonymouse and all her other names is a fraud. She’s posting differently because the ratings are back. She’s been caught with her tail between her legs. It’s a joke that she thinks she can fool us with her nicities, pretend complements, and to top it off, threats of JJ ”investigations” and censorship. Her brains are scrambled. It’s that simple.

    Nicole is freaking gorgeous here and the cover is a nice surprise. The haters here can’t handle reality.

  • Laura

    Bla Bla Bla..just keep trying to justify her absence in her children’s lives

  • geeza louisa


    Excuse me, but you are picking and choosing what she said about American Idol. The interviewer asked if Keith was going to watch it. And she basically said no it is not our style. She also has been at several of the tapings.

    And since when have you worried about a child’s privacy. When she said this is pretty much our life–she was talking about Nashville and the kids and Keith. And yes she is still acting and still doing her charity/volunterism, but we go long periods of time where we don’t see her and where she is with the kids in Nashville. Most of the films she has worked on since Sunday Rose was born have filmed her scenes within a six to twelve week period and the kids have been on set with her. Grace of Monaco is the longest shoot she has had so far and the kids and Keith have been over there frequently for long stretches.

  • james lightfield

    @#26 Laura

    Blame David Miscavige, it’s really his fault.

  • x

    “I come from Australia, I was trained in (low budget) indie movies. It’s an unconscious (unavoidable) decision — it’s who I am (now forced to be). As an actor, you live and die by your choices (performances). I don’t associate with (no longer offered) mainstream films anymore. I don’t do so well in them, either (at last, some honesty!). I guess I have a foot in both worlds. I’ve been offered some (bit part) studio films this year and turned them down. They just didn’t align with who I am (a B-grade actress at best).”

  • http://Comcast Joni

    The best thing Nicole has going for her is her husband and children and she knows it. They don’t get any better than Keith Urban.

  • .

    A drug addled sex fiend!! I think most women would pass on that Joni.

  • http://goneyadms goneyadms

    Nicole beautiful and strong personality

  • TC

    “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” … CLASSY STUFF NICKERS!!

  • @TC

    Nicole is absolutely right. And I’m laughing at the fraudulent puritanical skeptics being shocked every morning when they have to pee. Oh the horror at a basic bodily function!

  • @

    Nicole seems to be always having a hell of a lot of ‘violent sex’ in her movies.

  • ..

    “I’ve explored strange sexual fetish stuff” … I’m sure a ‘golden shower’ is just the tip of the iceberg, in Skanky Pants Kidman’s arsenal of tricks.



    STOP guessing wrongly about me!
    STOP mis-identifying me!
    STOP harassing me!
    STOP denigrading me!
    STOP misrepresenting me!
    STOP abusing me!
    STOP defaming me!
    STOP your aggression toward me!
    STOP colluding against me!
    STOP your snide and ugly behaviour!
    STOP disturbing my peace!
    STOP infringeing on my rights!
    STOP ridiculing me!
    STOP demeaning me!
    STOP being downright rude toward me!
    STOP lying about your own identitIES!

    Just STOP!!!!!!!



    You have got a damn nerve to patronise and ajudge me like that!

    I don’t play games; I say it how I see it, and I have that right!

    I am the same I always am; neither lover nor hater, simply an observer and commenter.


    @geeza louisa:

    I know what the conversation was about; the interviewer was asking if Keith, and she, would watch AI, she answered that Keith won’t watch himself, in the same way that she (has said) she never watches her films once made (being their ‘style’); which I think is dis-ingenious on many levels; artists saying they are not concerned with the end result are disrespectful; of many things and many people … however, AI is not about the (celebrity) judges (which it has become with all of these reality singing competitions) … and she could have shown some support for the competition itself and others trying to become artists … instead of sounding elitist and aloof … if I had a husband on a show like that, damn right I would “stay at home” and watch it … but as enough evidence has shown us, Nicole does not like to stay at home for too long. Movie sets, no matter how fabulous, are not ‘home’. Fine, be a “nomad” as Keith calls them; just don’t pretend otherwise.

    And to Skewer Mistress here who thinks there is only one person (here) crazy about Keith; just go to his public pages and see how many women have his pic as their ID pic, and how many say they are crazy in love with him. Start at team_keithurban; that should enlighten you.

    What I say here (and everywhere) has absolutely NOTHING to do with their love for each other and the love they have for their family. I simply have my radar out for incongruity. And Nicole is full of that; very obviously so.



    The issue is peeing on someone’s face, not simply peeing in the toilet.

  • 1urbanfan27

    @Joni: NOT…

  • 1urbanfan27

    @Joni: Sweet Keith… :)

  • macarena

    @ANONYMOUSE: Sorry a-hole but the truth won’t disappear. Go cry to Jared that the trolls are being treated unfairly!

  • ..

    “The kids accompanied her to the south of France for six months for the Grace of Monaco shoot, and she went home every night TO MAKE THEM DINNER” … CRAP!!

  • More Violent Sex

    Possibly more shocking — to everyone but Kidman — were her sex scenes with John Cusack’s sleazy inmate: one in which they simulate oral sex and another where you can’t tell if it’s rough sex or rape.
    “I knew Lee and Nicole were looking for a certain intensity,” recalls Cusack. “We shot the rough sex scene on day one, and I barely knew her. She never took a backwards step; working with her was working without a net. There’s a lot more shit in there that was cut out, believe me. I was afraid I was hurting her, but she was more fearless than me. We improvised the panty-ripping scene — it wasn’t in the script.”

  • x

    Sometime (very soon) this year, she’ll go into production on ‘Before I Go to Sleep’, from the acclaimed novel by S.J. Watson about a British woman who wakes up every day with no memory of the day before. “I loved the novel (because I can truly relate to memory malfunction)” she says. “I recently bought the rights to a few (crap) books I hope to produce films of. I may not (I most certainly will) star in them — I have two little (surrogate) daughters now [Sunday Rose, 4, and Faith Margaret, 2], which affects all my decisions (to constantly work and leave them in the 24 hour care of nannies).



    crawl back into your RAT-hole, lying sick scum

  • TC

    When pressed, she’ll say only: “I’ve chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology. I have two children [adopted with Cruise] who are Scientologists — Connor [17] and Isabella [20] — and I utterly respect their beliefs”.

    When pressed, wouldn’t it be appropriate if she’ll say only: “I’ve chosen not to speak publicly about Tom. He has a recently divorced ex-wife and a [6] year old daughter – and I utterly respect the upheaval and confusion his young daughter must be experiencing and it would be disgraceful of me to publicly draw attention to our past relationship, at this time”.

  • ..

    A 6 year old child’s feelings mean nothing to Kidman. She is so ruthlessly ambitious, self-centered and morally depraved, she just can’t figure it out.

  • macarena

    @ANONYMOUSE: Your scam isn’t working and it never will.