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Thursday, October 11, 2012

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In Which Nicole Kidman Says Nothing Controversial

There's an interview with Nicole Kidman in the latest issue of Harper's Bazaar (isn't that the most marvelously olden-sounding of magazine titles, by the way? can we purchase a Godey's Lady's Book from the same colporteur?), and it is a towering achievement in bland, inoffensive, mild placidity. Which is not intended as a slight to either our towering redhead or the interviewer, it's just what happens when you've wised up about the press after three decades. Take it away, Nicole!

1. Tell her she's on the cover of Bazaar's Daring Issue and her response is a shy giggle and a "good Lord!"

2. "Yeah, I'm different than what they think I'm going to be," she says of her perceived hauteur. "I'm reserved. I'm more of an introvert than an extrovert."

3. "Totally!" she agrees.

4. She had landed in New York in 1989, filled with romantic illusions of the theater. "I grew up with the song 'New York, New York,'?" Nicole says. "I just remember getting off the plane and being completely overwhelmed."

5. "Having your work be the basis of fame, that's a far more stable feeling."

6. "I'm not caught up in any of it. It's not really a part of my life."

7. On finding that mythical work-family balance, she says, "I'd love to say that it's easy, but it isn't. I miss them so much when I'm away."

8. "Time goes by so fast now, and having raised two little kids who are now adults and two new children in the world, it's fleeting."

9. "I find standing and posing for photos very awkward," Nicole says, relating how she sometimes gets body makeup all over Keith's tuxedo. "Red-carpet truths!"

John Mayer, hire this woman to conduct your public engagements. Hire this woman at ONCE.



15 Comments / Post A Comment

cuminafterall

I always thought a colporteur was a writer of songs with catchy tunes and rhymes, a la Cole Porter! The More You Know ~~*

stavros

I think I just found something greaaaat@m

HeyThatsMyBike

Man, not even a "...and having raised two little kids who are now adults and have labeled me an SP and will no longer interact with me," tossed in there for fun?

Decca

...her?

evil melis

if you could see her the way i could see her

with jangling timed-destruction bones and a four-foot-wide smile

you'd love her
and you'd watch your impertinent mouth
lest she stuff it with white-hot pearls and watch your lips smoke

ALL HAIL DARK QUEEN NICOLE KID-MAN
SHE IS LITERALLY MADE OF REANIMATED CHILDREN THAT'S PRETTY INTERESTING

LoVe,
eViL mELis

maybe partying will help

#milquetoast

evil melis

her toast is heated with the crisp exhalations from ten thousand screaming souls

Daisy Razor

So you're saying Edith will never drunkenly climb out of Nicole Kidman's window in the middle of the night?

evil melis

help me australia

TheLetterL

I'm loving the sound of "Red carpet truths!" and will be working it into my daily conversation immediately.

plumb-bob

"Yeah, I'm different than what they think I'm going to be," she says of her perceived hauteur. "I'm reserved. I'm more of an introvert than an extrovert."

I can relate. The shy/reserved/introverted often get perceived as 'stuck up'. This included me, when I was younger. It broke my heart, because I really wanted to be friends, I just didn't know how :( I wonder if this is where a lot of the negative judgement of Nicole Kidman comes from.

solaria

@plumb-bob (formerly Pixa)

Gotta say though... people thought she was an extrovert? Really? What even gave them that impression?

Diaphanous Gown

I know someone who worked on a film with her and apparently she was a total bitch.

thisisunclear

I actually write about (lady!) colporteurs, so this reference is very gratifying. And Godey's is the bomb dot com.

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