Inside the Life of Nicole Kidman
When she's not acting or walking the red carpet, the glamorous star of the new film Rabbit Hole is a wife and mother who calls Nashville home. In 2005, Nicole married country superstar and fellow Aussie Keith Urban. She says one of the things she loves most about him is that he doesn't just say he loves her...he shows her. "I think marriage is about, every day, trying to make it better and working through things and when things are tough, saying, 'I'm going to come to you and talk,'" Nicole says. "We're just very tight, and we stay really tight."
"Suddenly, I was able to be taken to Tennessee, which was perfect for me because I can go out, I can hike," she says. "I can just go down to Green Hills and Whole Foods."
Nicole says she loves the ease of living in Nashville. "It's a very, very easy existence for us," she says. "Some people like the much higher sort of more glamorous lifestyle. For us, we just prefer a much quieter, private [life]."
Whether she's on a film set or at the grocery store, Nicole loves to take Sunday Rose wherever she goes. Some of their favorite mother-daughter activities are shopping and sharing "cappuccinos." "I have a cappuccino, and she has what she thinks is a cappuccino, and it's just froth," Nicole says. "But I do get embarrassed because she's like, 'One cappuccino,' and I'm like, 'No, no, she doesn't drink coffee.'"
Nicole says she also loves taking baths with her daughter. "I love her little shoulders, you know?" she says. "She's in the bath, and I see those tiny little shoulders. Oprah, don't get me started."
Watch an exclusive clip from the movie Rabbit Hole.
After Oprah saw the film, she says she almost called Nicole—like Oprah did after seeing The Hours—to tell her she'll win another Oscar®. Nicole remembers the call. "[Oprah] said, 'Nicole, you're going to win the Oscar.' I was like, 'Oh my God...Oprah knows!'" Nicole says.
Despite the dark subject matter, Nicole says the story is more about love and family than death. "It's about a mother's love and a father's love," she says. "As much as it looks incredibly emotional, I feel like there's hope there. It's reaching out, and it's saying you can go through these things and still have your marriage."
Rabbit Hole is also significant to Nicole because she says there aren't enough films made about families, especially ones with a dark sense of humor. "It's deeply moving, but it's very funny, which seems odd," Nicole says. "Families can be very funny, particularly when they're put into traumatic situations."
During Oprah's first trip to Australia, Nicole suggests a day at the beach. "[While filming] Moulin Rouge, I would go to Bondi [Beach], go for a swim, have some breakfast and then go to work. And that's pretty good," she says.
But there's more to Sydney than the beaches. "It's a very warm town. It's very friendly," Nicole says. "It's not huge, [but] there are many places to go."
Michelle and a guest will fly directly to the spectacular coastal city of Perth—the capital of Western Australia, known for its big city culture, world-class resorts and magnificent sunsets. Then, they'll meet up with the other audience members in Sydney for special tapings of The Oprah Show.
Tune in to watch all of Oprah's Australian adventures starting January 17, 2011!
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