Nicole Kidman speaks about the insecurity and difficulty of fame

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From Harper's BAZAAR

Nicole Kidman has been in the public eye since the 1980s, making her name over the decades in hits such as Moulin Rouge!, Eyes Wide Shut and Big Little Lies, but the actress has revealed that it’s not always been plain sailing in Hollywood.

Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald, the 53-year-old opened up about her earlier experiences in the public eye.

Reflecting that fame was much more challenging during her single years, she said: “"When I was alone, when I was single, I think [fame] was much harder because there wasn't a shield. There wasn't a place to go and to work through it, with a partner.” However, the actress spoke of how supportive her sister, Antonia, was during the early noughties, following her 2001 split from Tom Cruise.

Photo credit: Getty
Photo credit: Getty

“I remember her flying to Cannes [in 2001] because it's frightening walking up that red carpet with all that scrutiny, feeling very insecure and not quite sure where to go or how to survive.”

Following her split from Cruise, Nicole briefly dated Lenny Kravitz before marrying her husband Keith Urban in 2006. Tom and Nicole share two adopted children from their marriage and Keith and Nicole have two daughters together, Sunday, 12, and nine-year-old Faith.

The actress's latest role is opposite Hugh Grant in The Undoing. The pair play a husband and wife who are wealthy New York parents about to be caught up in a dark crime. The six-episode series has been executively produced by Nicole as well as her friend, David E. Kelley, who she worked with on Big Little Lies.

The Undoing airs on Sky Atlantic and NOW TV from Monday 26th October 2020.

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