She and Tom Cruise ended their marriage over a decade ago, and now Nicole Kidman opens up about the couple”s struggle with attention and fame in the December 2013 issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
During her interview with the publication, the “Eyes Wide Shut” beauty shares details about her previous marriage and reveals her true feelings about moving away from Hollywood.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Kidman”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit Vanity Fair!
On her marriage to Tom:
“I was so young. And you know, with no disrespect to what I had with Tom, I”ve met my great love now. And I really did not know if that was going to happen. I really did not known if that was going to happen. I wanted it, but I didn”t want it for a while, because I didn”t want to jump from one relationship to another. I had a lot of time alone, which was really, really good, because I was a child, really, when I got married. And I needed to grow up.”
On being Hollywood”s “it” couple:
“There is something about that sort of existence that, if you really focus on each other and you”re in that bubble, it”s very intoxicating, because it”s just the two of you. And there is only one other person that”s going through it. So it brings you very close, and it”s deeply romantic. I”m sure Brad and Angelina have that- because there”s nobody else that understand it except that person who”s sleeping right next to you. Having experience extreme fame and now getting to a place where it”s not so dominating in my life, I”m always surprised when I go somewhere and people who I am.”
On her time away from Hollywood:
“The whole business side of it – it”s too present. It doesn”t suit me. There”s an enormous amount you have to give up if you want to have a family. You can have a certain career, but you can”t be living in Hollywood, [where] absolutely everything, everything revolves around it. That wasn”t my choice. I”d rather revolve around somebody else”s career and then still find my own because I can kind of have a very odd, idiosyncratic kind of path. I have stepped away from the fame part of it. I didn”t find what i was looking for in fame. So I went, OK, this is not for me. And it was such a blessing that I found somebody who said, “Well, are you willing to move to Tennessee” and I was, “Oh, am I willing to move!””
On having children with her husband, Keith Urban:
“[It] gives you some glue, [so] you”re both kind of in there together and you”re having to work through raising them, which brings up an enormous amount of personal things in terms of history and your own life. Yet if you kind of move into each other, you discover and heal a lot of things in each other, too. Well, that”s what I”ve found for us – very, very, healing, when it”s gently, gently done.”