The stars of Australia—Oscar® winner Nicole Kidman, and Tony® and Emmy® winner Hugh Jackman—had a homecoming of sorts while filming. Both actors grew up in Sydney. Nicole took on the role of Lady Ashley, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch in Australia and takes a life-changing adventure across the wild outback.
Although the actors were filming in their home country, they were still miles away from their home turf of Sydney.
Watch how the cast and crew lived while filming Australia.
The role required the actors to be out in 110-degree weather, often on horseback. "And I fainted, of course, one day," Nicole says. Fortunately, Nicole says someone standing next to her was able to catch her before any damage was done! "I didn't break my nose or anything."