Nicole Kidman looks so elegant on the cover of Interview magazines October 2015 issue.
Heres what the 48-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On being an actor: I suppose expectations are strange and I shy away from them. And the whole point of being an actor is to connect. In the theater, which Im doing now, when you walk into the rehearsal room on the first day, youve got to do it. I think thats probably my main thing: just do the work. Im not a big fan of sitting around, saying what Im going to do. And weve all got brilliant ways of ducking and weaving so that we dont have to do it. But my thing is to just get it on its feet and do it. Whether its a scene or just getting a character moving around. Youre going to fall flat on your face, just get back up again. By keeping it that simple, it allows me to play, because I do see it as playtime. I mean, were all lucky. We get paid to do it, but ultimately were the kids in school that never had to grow up, pretending were different people, and then convincing ourselves. I was with another actress the other day, and she said, Oh, Im not a good actress, because Im not a good liar.; And I was like, Golly, to me its the opposite. You have to be so good at what you do that you believe itso theres no lie involved.
On knowing she wanted to be an actor: Before I got a job, I would catch the bus and go to a theater on a Saturday morning and do classes instead of going to the beach or playing. It was completely self-motivated. My father was a biochemist and my mom was a nurse educator, and they were like, Who is this black sheep of the family? [laughs] At that age, I was seeking it out. And I was looking for kindred spirits.
The October issue also features a portfolio by photographer Fabien Baron titled In the Air, celebrating Perennially Inspiring Personalities.