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Nicole Kidman opens up about her children and their devotion to Scientology: “I utterly respect their beliefs”

Nicole Kidman covers the latest issue of The Hollywood Reporter, to promote her new movie, “Stoker”. The new thriller will premiere at Sundance. The interview inside is good and juicy! For the first time (that I can remember), Nicole opened up about her children with Tom Cruise, Isabelle and Connor, and their involvement in the Scientology church. (Even though she doesn’t say much, she does say something.)

According to MANY sources, shortly after Tom and Nicole divorced, the Scientology cult church deemed Nicole a “suppressive person” and held weekly meetings with Connor and Isabelle and brainwashed them into thinking their mom was a sociopath, and needed to be shunned. Ever since the divorce, the kids have stood by Tom’s side – and Scientology has controlled their opinions of their mother. How sad.

Anyway, here’s clips from the interesting interview. Read on!

Peeing on Zac Efron in The Paperboy: “I just don’t find urination shocking,” Kidman declares matter-of-factly. “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. Lee [Daniels, director of The Paperboy] had an obsession about shooting me from behind — he was obsessed with my ass! To me, that was so funny. He’s hilarious, I love him. I’m drawn to Lee for his wild nature. I felt shy singing in Moulin Rouge! But peeing — no, not shy.”

Did her divorce happen because of Scientology?: “I’ve chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology. I have two children [adopted with Cruise] who are Scientologists — Connor and Isabella — and I utterly respect their beliefs.”

On her recent movies: “I try to go places I’m terrified of,” she says. “It makes you more compassionate. The journey of life is hard; you’re always waiting for the cannonball to come and hit you. I do develop very powerful relationships with most of my directors,” admits Kidman. “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. It’s not the size of the role I care about, it’s the subject matter here: torture and the human soul.”

She’s a Southern girl: “I’m just a nice Southern girl. It’s such an easy lifestyle. And it’s more diverse than you’d expect. There’s so much great music. The Black Keys go jogging past the restaurant Keith and I go to. We’ll hang out with Jack White in the studio. And there’s music in our house all the time — Keith plays harmonica, drums, banjo, piano and bass guitar. He has a strong will about his career, and so do I. We want each other to thrive and do what we love, and we never interfere in the other’s career choices.”

On the future: “I really want to do Chekhov in Russian. I know my choices are erratic and unpredictable, and there’s no rhyme or reason. I want to be spontaneous. I love subtext. Subtext is what’s interesting — in Ibsen, in Chekhov, in all the great literature. The sound of Russian gives it such gravitas. It’s a very difficult language. It’s always been my dream to perform Chekhov in Russian. And don’t be surprised when I do it.”

She wants to do more Indie movies: “My heart is independent. 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. I actually don’t even know what a movie star is now — what is a movie star? When the best female part of the year is Claire Danes in ‘Homeland,’ you know the game’s changed. Maybe in the ’50s, there was a far more particular idea for a movie star. But now that’s all blurry — everything’s more fluid.”

I think she should go back to doing more Indie films as well. I didn’t see ‘The Paperboy’, and I’m not really dying to. I know her performance was good, she was nominated for a Golden Globe. I don’t know…. I might see it on DVD.

Nicole looks beautiful in these pictures!

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Posted Thursday, January 17th, 2013 at 8:08am
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Nicole Kidman opens up about her divorce from Tom Cruise, “It took me a very long time to heal. It was a shock to my system”

It has taken a very long time, 11 years to be exact, for Nicole Kidman to open up about her very painful divorce from Tom Cruise. At the time, they seemed like Hollywood’s perfect couple. Then Tom Cruise shocked not only all of us, but his wife, by walking out.

11 years since Tom split, Nicole is finally read to talk about the ‘shock’ of her marriage ending.

‘I thought our life together was perfect,’ the actress told DuJour magazine, admitting she was blindsided by the actor’s decision to end their ten-year union.

‘It took me a very long time to heal. It was a shock to my system.’

The Australian actress claims the pair had a happy marriage.

‘We were in a bubble, just the two of us. We became very dependent on one another.’

Nicole, who is now happily married to country star Keith Urban, married the Hollywood superstar when she was just 23.

‘I was reeling with Tom,’ she now says. ‘I would have gone to the ends of the earth for him…. I was totally smitten – I fell madly, passionately in love.’

But the 45-year-old admits: ‘I was so impulsive and naive.’

Nicole says her life has recovered and she is happier than ever.

‘I’m happier than I’ve ever been in my life,’ she tells DuJour.

‘I’m living in a friend’s house in Nice [to film a biopic of Princess Grace Of Monaco]. My two daughters are with me, Sunday Rose, who’s four, and Faith Margaret, who’s two.

‘My mother is about to fly in from Australia to babysit. Then Keith will be arriving… My family is with me. My family.’

And Nicole says they spend as much time together as they can.

‘My life changed. He is a wonderful, caring man and he makes me feel secure. We don’t ever like to be separated.’

The pair have built a family together, something Nicole, who adopted two children with Tom, called a ‘healing experience’.

‘We have a wonderful home life,’ she said. ‘There’s always music. Keith plays the guitar and piano and drums.

‘He’s always composing music.

‘It’s lovely when you have a baby who picks up the drumsticks and plays, wearing angel wings.’

Knowing what we know NOW about Scientology – and more specifically Tom Cruise – I feel so bad for Nicole. I can’t imagine what that felt like first of all – to have your husband walk out on you, and second of all to have him take your kids and turn them against you. I’m happy that Nicole found happiness with Keith Urban, and I believe she is so much happier now. It’s only taken 11 years to get here.

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Posted Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 at 10:10am
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FIRST LOOK! Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly in ‘Grace of Monaco’

Nicole Kidman looks beautiful in this first-look from Grace of Monaco. The actress portrays model-turned-actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly in French director Olivier Dahan’s new movie, which follows Kelly after her marriage to Prince Rainier, and her attempt to save her adopted city-state from a coup.

The story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly’s involvement with Monaco’s Prince Rainier III and France’s Charles De Gaulle and their dispute over tax laws in the early 1960s.

The cast also includes Tim Roth as Rainer, Paz Vega as Maria Callas, Robert Lindsey as Aristotle Onassis, Parker Posey as Madge Tivey-Faucon, Frank Langella as Fr. Francis Tucker and Roger Ashton-Griffiths in yet another portrayal of Alfred Hitchcock.

What do you think of Nicole as Grace Kelly?

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Posted Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 11:11am
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Nicole Kidman covers the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar, talks about her early years with Tom Cruise

Nicole Kidman covers the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar, and she looks absolutely gorgeous. The pictures were shot by Terry Richardson (barf).  In the interview, she opens up about her husband, Keith Urban, early fame, red carpet truths, balancing motherhood and family, and more.

Here are some tidbits from the interview via Celebitchy:

Taking on roles: “I attach, I attach so deeply that it’s quite scary for me. I’m drawn to the psychology of really interesting, flawed people.”

She’s reserved: “Yeah, I’m different than what they think I’m going to be,” she says of her perceived hauteur. “I’m reserved. I’m more of an introvert than an extrovert.”

Landing in New York in 1989: “I grew up with the song ‘New York, New York,’?” Nicole says. “I just remember getting off the plane and being completely overwhelmed.” She started auditioning, once for Ophelia in Hamlet at the Public Theater, directed by Kevin Kline, who she idolized. “I just crammed Ophelia into my brain. I felt very glad I trod the boards in front of Kevin Kline.”

The early years with Tom Cruise: Her career began an upswing, and later that year she met Cruise on the set of Days of Thunder. So started the period she now refers to as “fame by association.” In those early years, “it was like, ‘I’m here and I’m clutching onto your arm, and it all feels a little overwhelming and really strange,’ ” she recalls. “And I was shy. Deeply shy. I didn’t feel comfortable at all. But I felt very comfortable at home.”

Her career post-divorce: “I started to do what I’ve been doing since I was 14, with some gravitas.” It paid off: The supernatural thriller The Others was a hit, and she earned an Oscar for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in The Hours. “Having your work be the basis of fame, that’s a far more stable feeling.”

Fame and work: “I don’t really celebrate fame because I get enough attention. I’m willing to step aside. And when I work, I work. Wholeheartedly.” Not surprisingly, Nicole has nothing to say publicly on Cruise’s divorce from Katie Holmes, characterizing her recent turn back in the gossip mill as “very, very fleeting. I’m not caught up in any of it. It’s not really a part of my life.”

The mythical work-family balance: “I’d love to say that it’s easy, but it isn’t. I miss them so much when I’m away. And so I limit the amount of time away through no other reason than I just love, I love them. But that’s my personality. I get 3 A.M. panics because I’m so attached.”

Her family, being married to Keith: “Time goes by so fast now, and having raised two little kids who are now adults and two new children in the world, it’s fleeting.” However, she has found permanence in her relationship with Urban. The couple, who met in 2005, have been married for six years. “He just gave me confidence,” she observes, “through just being very kind to me and understanding me, opening me up to trying things, my sexuality, those sorts of things.” After the adventure of Cruise, she characterizes Urban as “more like an ocean; he took me out.” She has always appreciated “a bigger, stronger personality; that’s what I’ve been drawn to. I need protection. Everyone wants to feel someone’s got their back.”

On the red carpet: “I make sure to wear comfortable dresses,” she explains, “because I want to be able to go out afterward and, you know, bend.” Her most famous look is the now legendary chartreuse Dior dress she wore to the Oscars in 1997. “It’s packed in a box with tissue paper, and it will be donated to a museum.” As for her other couture pieces, “whichever daughter loves clothes more will get dibs on all those. But I keep them in the same way that I’d keep a painting.”

Body image: “[It bothers me] Less as you get older. All of that other stuff becomes less important. Like, I’ve always had a little belly. I mean, now that I’m 45, they don’t say, ‘Oh, she’s pregnant!’ as much. But I’ve got skinny arms and legs, and then I’ve got a little belly.” But who cares when your legs go for miles? “In high, high shoes, that helps! Like a minx.”

Is she daring? “I would hate to go back and think, I wish I’d been a little braver”

I really like Nicole, and I think this was a great interview. I feel like she’s feeling a little more comfortable lately opening up, about everything, really.

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Posted Monday, October 8th, 2012 at 1:13pm
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Nicole Kidman Never Spoke To Katie Holmes About Divorce

Nicole Kidman attests that she did NOT counsel Katie Holmes in any way during her VERY public divorce from Tom Cruise!

Kidman, who split from Cruise in 2001, tells PEOPLE’s Australian sister publication, WHO magazine, about her marriage and the Katie hubbub.

“I never spoke to her. I wish all of them well, but I was not involved in any of that.”

She goes on to talk about her own marriage to Tom, whom she is grateful for, as he helped to shape her family, now four kids strong.

“I got married really fast and really young. But I don’t regret that because it got me [children] Bella and Connor and I did have a fantastic marriage for a long period,” says Kidman.

She did! And now, of course, she’s with fellow Aussie Keith Urban, whom she married in 2006.  So, the truth comes out- there was no meddling between exes during the latest Tom Cruise divorce!

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Posted Friday, October 5th, 2012 at 2:14pm
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