Nicole Kidman: Aussie Actress Talks About Marriage And Career With 'Vogue'

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Nicole Kidman answered 73 questions by Vogue's cameraman as she gave a tour of her farm estate in Bunya Hill in the Sutton Forest village of New South Wales.

The cameraman first asked Kidman about the coolest thing about Sydney and the 48-year-old actress quickly said, "the people." Turns out that her country life in Sydney shares something in common with her home in Nashville -- "community spirit."

During the interview, the Moulin Rouge! star also talked about her life with musician husband Keith Urban and their two children.

According to Kidman, the biggest surprise of her life was discovering that she was pregnant. She further shared that the best part of being a mother is "everything: the love, the joy, the purpose."

And though she wasn't familiar with Urban's music before meeting him, she is now his biggest fan and insists that she is a country music fan as well.

Kidman also revealed why she chose diverse roles as she hopped from hit dramas to "avant-garde" and small independent films in an interview with Vogue's Jason Gay.

Apparently, the late Stanley Kubrick advised  Kidman to always listen to someone's idea.

Kidman worked with Kubrick in the film Eyes Wide Shut in 1999.

Thus, Kidman took on risky roles and played a villainess in Paddington, starred as Grace Kelly in Grace of Monaco and accepted the starring role in the drama-musical Moulin Rouge!

Director Michael Grandage described Kidman as fearless, as she continually chose new projects "over anything else."

And though Kidman has worked with renowned directors like Kubrick, Luhrmann, Gus Van Sant, Jane Campion and Lars von Trier, she also collaborated with new directors such as Kim Farrant in Strangerland and John Cameron Mitchell in the film Rabbit Hole.

This fall, Kidman is set to return to the stage in Photograph 51, which will run in London's West End.

Val Powell
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