Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson and Marion Cotillard
After the show, we caught up with the women of Nine to find out a few of their favorites. Plus, what inspires these leading ladies? A backstage exclusive!
What's your favorite book?

Nicole Kidman: My favorite book is War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy because it's why I wanted to become an actor. But it's not light reading.

Penelope Cruz: I have many, but I think the one I'm reading right now, I'm completely obsessed with. It's an Italian book from Margaret Mazzantini and it's called Venuto al Mondo. It's not out here yet, but it will be. And I think it's really a masterpiece. I just wake up in the middle of the night and start reading. I can't stop thinking about it. It's one of the best things I've ever read. It's a love story told in flashbacks. Part of it happens during the war in Sarajevo. I won't tell you anymore but it's really, really beautiful.

Kate Hudson: One Hundred Years of Solitude.

Marion Cotillard: There are many books I love. I think it was two years I read, it's not a book actually, but it's been published as a book. It's Harold Pinter's acceptance speech when he got the Nobel Prize. Actually, I know the title in French, but it might be the same—they might have translated. It's Art, Truth and Politics. Today, I would say this one.
FROM: Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Penelope Cruz: The Cast of Nine
Published on November 18, 2009

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