Nicole Kidman is usually in the headlines for her acting roles; films Destroyer, Aquaman, The Undoing and television show Big Little Lies. But today, upon shooting a cover for Vanity Fair magazine – and simultaneously sporting a blonde pixie crop – the 51-year-old actress has shared an update on what seems like her past life.
Kidman was married to Tom Cruise from 1990 to 2001 and during that time, the couple adopted two children, Bella (now 26) and Connor (now 24). There’s been a lot of unconfirmed reports that both children don’t have a lot to do with their mother these days as Cruise and his staunch Scientology beliefs have kept his daughter and son from even speaking with Kidman. Just last month, it was reported Kidman was not invited to Connor’s wedding at the request of his father. Both Bella and Connor have both been raised scientologists.
Bella, who recently launched her own t-shirt company called BKC (short for Bella Kidman Cruise) was surprisingly a subject Kidman touched on. “Bella lives just outside London,” she said. “You know, she really feels more English. We lived there for Eyes Wide Shut, Mission Impossible, and The Portrait of a Lady. They both had English accents when they were little.”
Kidman is now married to Australian country singer Keith Urban and shares two biological daughters with him Sunday, 10, and Faith, eight. In stark contrast to her other children, Kidman is raising her little ones as Catholics. “That’s how we are raising our children,” she said. “Keith has his own beliefs but he comes, too… I had a very Catholic grandmother, and I was raised praying, so that had massive impact. I wouldn’t say it’s absolutism, there’s constant questioning — I’m a wilful, feisty girl. For me it’s very important that I don’t have judgment. My dad would always say, ‘Tolerance is the most important thing.’”
Of Big Little Lies, Kidman said, “To watch Zoë and Shailene grow up and to see them become women … it’s so nice, and I’ve never had that. I know Laura and Reese feel that, too. We’re all so different, yet we complement each other.”
“Look at the Friends cast, they spent all that time together — they’re different because there are no men in our equation, she continued. “I mean, there are, but they’re not on the group chat, let’s put it that way.”
Big Little Lies will return to screens this June.