Nicole Kidman Talks Connection To ‘Lion’, Life With Keith Urban & More

Nicole Kidman‘s latest film, Lion, is a powerful story about a boy who gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, ends up adopted by an Australian family, and 25 years later searches for his family.

Also starring Rooney Mara and Dev Patel, the film is a surprisingly wild ride that can’t help but move audiences.

Kidman covers the latest Town & Country magazine, and opens up about her very personal connection to the story. Though she mentions that it’s difficult to figure out the hows and whys of picking her projects – “I call myself the wild card because I have no idea what it is. I’m so spontaneous—sometimes to my detriment and sometimes my benefit—but it’s how I’ve always been. My husband [Keith Urban] never knows what I’m going to choose. And then he’ll ask me to explain why and I can’t!” – Lion is one that is easy to understand.

With adopted children of her own, this is a story that can’t help but pull at her from several directions.

“I can see now, for Lion, that it was important to me because I’m a mother with adopted children. This movie is a love letter to my children. [My character] Sue is deeply maternal and full of unconditional love, which is beautiful. That’s why I wanted to do it. I relate to that. I feel that for my own children who are adopted. It’s not about anything else other than ‘I wanted you.’ It’s that deep and personal, and whatever your journey is, I’m here to love and support you. That’s what I connected to.”

Nicole Kidman - Town & Country Dec-Jan 2016

photo: Max Vadukul

Nicole Kidman - Town & Country Dec-Jan 2016

photo: Max Vadukul

Nicole Kidman - Town & Country Dec-Jan 2016

photo: Max Vadukul

 

Connection or not, Kidman delivers in this one, and the film, based on the popular novel “A Long Way Home”, has managed a lot of buzz considering its “slow drama” niche. You’re going to want to make sure to catch this one.

Be sure to catch the full article here – http://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a8434/nicole-kidman-interview/

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Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.

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