While doing an interview with The Guardian promoting her new film, Being the Ricardos, Nicole, 54, called out a journalist for comparing her character’s relationship in the film to the one she had with Tom Cruise. She discussed her role as Lucille Ball and the real-life relationship that existed between Ball and her husband Dezi Arnaz, making clear that she was not comparing that relationship with the one she had with Tom Cruise.
Read on and we’ll get into it a little deeper.
‘Make An Extraordinary Relationship Thrive’
Nicole told cameras her take of the storied romance between the iconic duo, saying, “It’s about a creative and romantic relationship that doesn’t work out. But from it come some extraordinary things,” adding that she loved that it was not a happy ending.
The movie follows the personal and professional lives of Lucille Ball (Nicole Kidman) and Dezi Arnaz (Javier Bardem) while they navigate fame and the pressures that come with it during the filming of one week of I Love Lucy. Fans of I Love Lucy may recall that, in reality, the famed couple got divorced in 1960 after 20 years of marriage.
The Oscar-winning actress said that the film, directed by Aaron Sorkin, says that “you can make an extraordinary relationship thrive and leave remnants of it that exist forever.” She went on to say that she thought that was “really gorgeous.”
Nicole Kidman Calls Reporter’s Question, ‘Almost sexist’
She went on to explain that you can’t make people behave how you want them to and that sometimes people can fall in love with someone who won’t be that someone they’re going to spend the rest of their life with. The Nine Perfect Strangers star went on to add that two people could even have kids and have been “very much in love.”
This is when the female reporter may have taken it too far as she asked Kidman if she was referencing her marriage with Tom Cruise, 59. The Far and Away actress responded, “Oh my God no, no. Absolutely not,” adding that her relationship to the Mission Impossible actor was so long ago as to not even be in the “equation.” She asked the reporter not to pigeonhole her in that way and even labeled the question as “almost sexist.”
“And at some point, you go, ‘Give me my life. In its own right.'”
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