But not together, like, literally, because apparently Nicole didn’t want another one of those child-things fouling up her perfect figure again.
According to a statement released by Keith and Nicole’s rep, a female child by the name of Faith was born to a surrogate mother on December 28th, 2010 at a hospital in LA, and a certain Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are named as the child’s biological parents. The couple has come forward to acknowlede that the child is theirs, but someone’s not telling us the whole story here.
Realistically speaking, there may have been medical issues present which prevented Nicole from safely carrying another child, so if that’s the case, God bless today’s science that provided Nicole and Keith the option to even consider a second child via surrogate. In either case, congratulations to the expanding family on the birth of baby Faith. But seriously, that’s just one option. The other is the thing that I said above, because if the whole body-too-fragile-to-endure-pregnancy and ‘I-don’t-want-to-die-but-I-want-another-kid’ thing isn’t true? You can BANK that the superficial ‘childbirth is icky’ thing is VALID for DAYS.
January 18, 2011 at 6:30 am by Sarah
Aaron Eckhart has done something very rare, you guys. He was honest about the working conditions on his new movie with Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole. You know how co-stars always act like they were instant BFFs with an unbreakable connection for like, the sake of selling their on-screen chemistry? Aaron was like, “Fuck that noise,” and came clean about how tense things got between him and Nicole while they were filming the movie.
Aaron told E! News:
“She was irritated with me and I was irritated with her but that’s the way movie-making is. For one day, are we not allowed? For half a day even?…It’s so surprising to me when people are surprised that movie making is sometimes tense and uncomfortable because inherently it’s going to be. You’re around tens of people or hundreds of people working on things that are imaginary and that come from the soul. You could be dealing with subject matter like prostitution, death, drugs, blah, blah, blah. How could you expect that not to be uncomfortable?”
Would I be devastated to hear that this is how say, Jennifer Aniston and David Schwimmer felt about one another while filming Friends? Probably. But I respect that Aaron’s keeping it real about the mood on set. It’s not like anyone would truly believe that working with Nicole Kidman and her stiff-ass face is a delight, anyway.
While we’re on the subject of on-screen couples we never really bought, can you think of any other co-stars who probably hated each other’s guts while filming?
December 22, 2010 at 2:00 pm by Molls
Nicole Kidman’s latest movie, Rabbit Hole, recently premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. If you don’t know about Rabbit Hole, let me give you a little bit of background. It’s based on a play, and it’s about a woman (played by Nicole) whose son gets hit by a car and dies. The character in the play, and I assume the movie, is understandably not doing so well in the aftermath of that. There are scenes that feature the character screaming at her mother about how God is a sadistic prick, arguing with her husband about which one of them is to blame for the death of her son, and a pretty powerful scene where the teenage boy who hit her son visits and she ends up having a total cathartic sobfest. So yeah, there’s a pretty wide range of emotions, regardless of how close the movie is to the play. And you know what makes facial expressions of emotion hard? Botox.
Anyway, here’s an excerpt from an interview with Rabbit Hole director, John Cameron Mitchell:
Not to be mean, gossipy or catty, I swear, but this needs to addressed: Nicole Kidman’s face. As a filmgoer and a Kidman fan, I can’t help but think of how the changing appearance of her face over time affects her characters, her characterizations, and how they’re received. Was that a consideration for you as a director, especially shooting close-ups and attempting to capture expressiveness?
I didn’t really follow the EW timeline of her face. When I met her, that’s who I knew. I sort of remembered some other films. She hasn’t been under the knife. I don’t know anything about Botox, but she certainly wasn’t doing it in our film. In our film, she played the most real person — looking-wise, acting-wise — that she has since… Dogville’s an amazing performance, though I wouldn’t exactly call that quotidian. Sometimes she wears wigs because her hair gets tangly, but we said no — no wigs. It would save us time, and we’d believe this woman more. And those can sometimes add a layer, no matter how good the wig is.
This was as naked as she can be, especially considering how the character is put together. But shooting on the Red [movie camera] with soft lenses — we were worried about a hard video look — was a good match. We didn’t glam her up; she’s a beautiful woman anyway. But for the first time, she feels like she’s her age. She wasn’t afraid of the shots where she just doesn’t look good — weeping, this and that. She went all the way. Hopefully this film will kind of reduce all of that, because when you’re focusing on something like that, it gets in the way. I mean look: Mickey Rourke did way, much more, and there was a big question about Mickey Rourke’s face. So he goes off and does The Wrestler, and now that’s his face. Whatever. That’s much more extreme. He got past that by playing through it. And yeah — it’s kind of an unfortunate moment in his life that made him feel like he had to do that.
But with her, I think it’s higher standards for women; we wouldn’t be asking these questions of guys. Unless it’s Sylvester Stallone. I feel like there should have been more conversation on that face. But you’re right: They bring it on themselves if they’re going to go there.
This isn’t about gossip, either. I’m talking about in a strictly aesthetic sense. It makes a difference.
I know. People would ask me, “How’s her face?” It’s just so weird. That was just an augur of the types of films she had made, which weren’t of great quality. So what you do focus are things like that: “What is she doing?” And that just says something about her choices in the last few years, maybe.
God bless this interviewer. ”Yeah yeah, directing process and adaptation and whatever, but hey, I have got to ask, what’s up with Nicole Kidman’s face?” Excellent. I also love how earnestly the topic is addressed and how delicately the director answers it. You know what I would really love though? If some director who’s worked with Nicole Kidman would just let her know that she can’t really show emotion that well anymore. That would be the best.
September 18, 2010 at 10:06 am by Emily
This has to be a tough blow to Nicole Kidman’s ego, especially after whatever it is she’s just done to her face. Selena Gomez has just been cast in the lead role of the film adaptation of Headhunters by Jules Bass. The role was originally promised to Nicole back in 2005 (five years ago!) when the film was first in development. Due to some changes in the film’s tone, they decided to bring in Selena instead.
Another reason Selena’s a better pick? She’s cheaper. Selena will cost literally millions less to employ and her popularity is high enough that the studio can still make some money off of her. Nicole Kidman was named by Forbes as one of Hollywood’s most overpaid celebrities, so I guess you do the math.
March 5, 2010 at 7:30 am by Molls
Who is that beautiful actress popping up all over Italian fashion magazines? Would you believe that it’s 42-year old Nicole Kidman? Because I sure as hell don’t. I’m used to seeing Nic botoxed within an inch of her life, but something about her face in these photos looks even more off than usual. Have those always been her lips? Doesn’t her nose look a little more… slim or turned up or something? There’s no denying that Nicole Kidman is a gorgeous woman, but lady in these photos doesn’t look like the one I’m used to seeing.
February 28, 2010 at 2:01 pm by Molls
Penelope Cruz, Nicole Kidman and Fergie pose at the LA premiere of NINE.
Also there: Lisa Rinna, Harry Hamlin, Josh Duhamel and Sarah Silverman, straight off the set of the Singles remake, apparently.