Nicole Kidman covers DuJour Magazine inside of which she’s talking about her marriage to Tom Cruise because that’s a thing she’s doing now. Apparently not realising there is/ was a glorified Scientology dating service with an unending roster of women (according to a bunch of higher-ups who have since left), Kidman says she pulled the now-patented Taylor Swift Shocked Face when Cruise replaced her on a whim. Her interview is below with her photo shoot.
- On her marriage to Tom Cruise: ‘I was totally smitten. I fell madly, passionately in love. I was reeling with Tom. I would have gone to the ends of the Earth for him. I was so impulsive and naïve. We were in a bubble, just the two of us. We became very dependent on one another.’
- On the end of her marriage to Cruise: In December 2000, Kidman and Cruise celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary with friends. ‘I thought our life together was perfect,’ she says. But just two months later, Cruise abruptly announced he was leaving her. The marriage was over. No explanation except an enigmatic ’Nic knows why.’ She pleaded with him to stay, to no avail. ’It took me a very long time to heal. It was a shock to my system.’
- On filming Eyes Wide Shut: ‘It was an exhausting project, but in the end everyone felt they accomplished something special. I know critics think the movie is dark, but I think there is hope. Stanley [Kubrick] was emphasizing the importance of loyalty and commitment in a marriage, that marriage is a relationship that has to transcend sexuality.’
- On how Keith Urban changed her life: ‘My life changed. He is a wonderful, caring man and he makes me feel secure. We don’t ever like to be separated.’
- On how motherhood healed her: ‘Having my baby has been a healing experience. It took me so long to have a child. I feel enormous gratitude. Sunday has healed an enormous amount in me. It’s a very private thing, but she just has.’
- Working on Grace of Monaco (and forgetting about her eldest daughter): ‘I’m living in a friend’s house in Nice [to film a biopic of Princess Grace Of Monaco]. My two daughters are with me, Sunday Rose, who’s four, and Faith Margaret, who’s two. My mother is about to fly in from Australia to babysit. Then Keith will be arriving… My family is with me. My family.’