Nicole Kidman has been happily married to Keith Urban for many years now, and divorced from Tom Cruise for even longer. However, one thing they will always share – besides adopted children, that is – is their softcore porn roles in Stanley Kubrick‘s Eyes Wide Shut. Considered a cinematic masterpiece by some and an uncomfortable hot mess by others, the movie will live on in the annals of film for forever. And she’s pretty happy about that.
On Kubrick, Cruise and Eyes Wide Shut:
She credits the legendary Stanley Kubrick, who directed her and Cruise in 1999’s Eyes Wide Shut, for encouraging her: “He would always say, ‘You’re a character actress, Nicole. Don’t play leading ladies. Go and find the character roles.’” In fact, she says, she loved working with Kubrick so much that she didn’t mind the famously drawn-out, two-year shoot…and neither did her then husband. “We loved it. Everyone thought that was when our marriage started to break down—not at all. That movie was a great part of our life together, and I’m glad we have it.”
Huh, well good for them. But what does Keith think about the fact that his wife and her ex-husband are forever caught on film having sex? I mean, it’s a movie, of course, but that shit was real. Ah, well. Hopefully he’s secure enough to know that the past is the past.
Also, can we talk about what in Photoshop hell is going on with this cover shoot? It looks like someone got a bit too inspired by Powder and their hand slipped on the blur tool. None of it makes any sense. Nicole Kidman is (marginally) better than this.