Nicole Kidman Dishes on Life With Keith, Film Roles

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Nicole Kidman has been very busy this year with several films in the works, including The Railway Man, Paddington, Grace of Monaco and Before I Go to Sleep.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Kidman opened up about her roles, life and what truly makes her happy.

The Australian actress will share the screen with our favorite Mr. Darcy actor Colin Firth in three new films — The Railway Man, Paddington and Before I Go to Sleep. She joins the rest of the world in thinking the man is beyond yummy, but sees other qualities in the actor that she admires as well.

"I just enjoy him. I really enjoy his brain and his talent, but he has a really great sense of humor. Me and millions of other women in the world go, "Wow! Colin Firth!" My mom adores him. My sister adores him. I've just got so many friends who go, "Oh my gosh. Colin Firth." I now know him in a different way, but I have such respect for him as an actor," said the 46-year-old actress.

Kidman told AP playing Grace Kelly was "the chance of a lifetime to play her" and loves the film as a whole.

"I really admire her, and I think she has such otherworldly qualities," she said. "I think she has an aura about her. I don't know if I'm able to capture that, but I was honored to have the chance to. We'll see. It's only a six-month period of her life that we depict. It's a fairytale. It's not a heavy drama. It's got beautiful costumes. It's sumptuous."

But what about Nicole's life with husband Keith Urban? She had plenty to say about the love she has for her family.

"We have a very simple life but an extraordinary creative life, if that makes sense. I'm lucky that I've got a partner that's totally committed to making it work," she said. "We have two little girls that we adore, and we're very blessed, in the sense of having a family. We certainly talk about everything. We make the decisions together.

"Happiness, that's obviously different for everybody, but what I call my joy, the thing that makes me feel incredibly satiated, is my family, and then I get to go and play out all of my ideas and feelings through all these different characters. Then, I come back to just being mama."

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