Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Basquing in past glories

Nicole KidmanAnyone hoping that, after eight years apart, Nicole Kidman would finally be ready to dish on her intriguing marriage to Tom Cruise, is likely to be disappointed. Although she's opened up about her love life in an exclusive interview with GQ, there are certain things she's not prepared to discuss.

Nicole is remaining tight faced lipped about her ten-year marriage to Tom Thumb, since she believes that some things are best kept private, and even went so far as to burn her diaries before marrying Keith Urban in 2006. As she says, "I want to honour that marriage for what it was, and there is nothing I would go into about that. I have never discussed the intricacies of it and I never will." 

Despite this, Nicole is happy to talk about her adventures in love, ranging from the mundanity of marriage to "strange sexual fetish stuff". As if to illustrate the point, she even poses on the cover of the magazine showing off her underwear-clad body and a face so white and smooth she may well have Royal Doulton stamped on the back of her head. 

But although her visage may display about as much emotion as an IKEA catalogue, Nicole wants the world to know that her marriage to Keith (Australia's other favourite export) is "a very extraordinary, adventurous place to be: incredibly raw, incredibly dangerous..." Which doesn't explain why she decided to name her daughter Sunday Rose after a herbal tea. 

Reflecting on her life before Cruise took control, Nicole also comments that she did a lot of "good, worthwhile work" during her teens, but it's not clear whether she's talking about A Country Practice or BMX Bandits. But it's hardly surprising that Nicole is looking back to her past glories, given that she hasn't really had a hit movie since Tom left her for Penelope Cruz

Which should make her next movie, Nine, particularly interesting, given that she finally shares the stage with the tiny temptress. I imagine a few eyebrows were raised when that casting decision was made, Just not Nicole's. 

1 comment:

  1. Ouch! Was she not the prototype for Avatar's race of lanky cat people? Miaow!