Kidman 'utterly respects' her kids' Scientology beliefs
Posted January 16, 2013
Unfortunately for Nicole Kidman, the world will always and forever be fascinated by her relationship with Tom Cruise, which ended in divorce in 2001. The stunning Aussie actress chats with The Hollywood Reporter about her children with Cruise - Isabella, 20, and Connor, 17 - and their belief in Scientology. Keep reading to see what she has to say about them, what she considers "tacky" and what it was like to urinate on Zac Efron in The Paperboy.
On her feelings about Scientology: "I've chosen not to speak publicly about Scientology. I have two children who are Scientologists - Connor and Isabella - and I utterly respect their beliefs."
On the celeb perk she finds "tacky": "Never would I take free clothes. That would be so ... tacky. These people work so hard to make beautiful things - you have to appreciate that."
On her preference for indie films over mainstream 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."
On questioning the existence of movie stars: "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."
On that shocking scene 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. ... I felt shy singing in Moulin Rouge! - but peeing - no, not shy."
On Paperboy director Lee Daniels' obsessions with her backside: Lee had an obsession about shooting me from behind - he was obsessed with my (bottom)! To me, that was so funny - he's hilarious, I love him. I'm drawn to Lee for his wild nature."
On living in Nashville with country star husband Keith Urban: "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."
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