Nicole Kidman is kicking off 2017 for Vogue Australia by taking its cover and revealing new details about marriage and motherhood. In her second exclusive Vogue cover shoot, the Lion actress talks all about her love of motherhood and about how she always knew she would always want to have children.
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Although both she and her husband, country singer Keith Urban, are both Australian, the shoot and interview were done in her U.S. hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Kidman, Urban and their two daughters, Sunday Rose and Faith Margaret, now call Nashville home.
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The beauty was joined by Sue Brierley, who Kidman portrays in her latest film Lion, that deals with the subject of adoption, something the actress is familiar with seeing as she shares two adopted children, Isabelle and Connor, with ex-husband Tom Cruise.
Nicole revealed how even as a young girl, she had being a mother at the forefront of her mind. She spoke of her role in the film and the connection she has with her role. The Mirror notes her words.
“That’s what I love about this movie, and what I keep trying to say. “Once the bond is there between a mother and a child, the biological part of it is sort of the least important part. I think when that bond forms, it’s astounding how powerful it is.”
Kidman also added that she related to the story of Sue Brierley especially after having read the script and realizing that she also had the desire to adopt.
“Because I always knew I’d adopt, I just always wanted a child. I think from a very early age, I wanted a child. I knew that I was going to have a child and that it didn’t matter [how], I actually didn’t know if I was ever going to give birth to a child. So that was the least of it for me. And what I did first was adopt.”
As CBC states, Lion is one of the season’s buzzworthy films, and not just because of its high-profile stars such as Nicole. It is even more incredible because it is true. The publication notes that the film tells the story of an Australian man who sets out on a daunting journey to rediscover his roots in India, motivated by “scant but powerful childhood memories,” after he was separated from his family at the age of five. The film is based on the memoir A Long Way Home, which was published in 2014 and written by Saroo Brierley.
The film stars Dev Patel in the lead role as Saroo, and Kidman plays his adopted mother, Sue. The drama is the directorial debut of Garth Davis, whose other credits include TV crime series Top of the Lake.
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Patel, who is best known for his Oscar-winning performance in Slumdog Millionaire, shared that the project provided him with a valuable lesson in introspection. Patel also starred in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and The Second Best Ever Marigold Hotel.
“I’m a very quirky creature that is very fidgety and awkward,” the 26-year-old British actor admitted in an interview with CBC News. “Rarely do you get those moments when you’re completely alone and you have nothing else to do but sit there and think. Every young actor would dream to play a role like this. And especially for me, a young Indian dude from London, this stuff doesn’t come around everyday,.”
The film made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, at which Patel and Kidman were both in attendance. Unfortunately for Nicole, an absent Keith Urban at the event, resulted in a slew of rumors that claimed she and Keith were having marital problems and nearing divorce. The rumors were clearly false, and Nicole and Keith are stronger than ever after 10 years of marriage.
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