My kids saved me from the “frustration” of facing an ageist Hollywood
Nicole Kidman says having her two youngest children has helped her cope with the “frustration” of being an older woman in Hollywood.
The 54-year-old actress claims Hollywood bosses tried to oust her from movie roles as soon as she turned 40, and says she noticed people were no longer interested in her by as an actress or “person” when she has taken the leap. age.
But the ‘Big Little Lies’ star also says having daughters Sunday, 13, and Faith, 10, with husband Keith Urban has helped take her life in a whole new direction.
About her career, she said: “I was frustrated – as so many women have different careers – to be told, ‘Well, that’s it: you’ve been through this period where You’ll be fine, and now that you’re in your 40s, we don’t care as much about your storytelling or your ideas or who you are as a woman or as a person.
And speaking of having kids with Keith, she added, “Our chance of having a baby was 1%. But my husband said, ‘Well, at least we have a chance.’ I thought, ‘One percent is not a chance!’ But he was right.
“Their entry into my life was the flip side of losing someone – seeing that pregnancy test and asking myself: What will this new person be like? It’s an incredible thing.
Nicole also opened up about her time as a bachelor between her marriages to Tom Cruise – whom she was married to from 1990 to 2001, and with whom she adopted children Isabella, 28, and Connor, 26 – and Keith, who she married in 2006..
She explained, “I like to share my life. I’ve always been like that. When I was 14, I had a boyfriend because I didn’t want to be alone.
“I went through a period where I was forced to be alone. But it was almost like a portal to go through, where you don’t just jump from one thing to another, you’re actually there, experiencing it. And I came out much more available [mentally, to meet someone]. “
And in her family alone, Nicole joked that she wasn’t the “best” kid when it came to her mom – even though she’s a Hollywood superstar.
The ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ actress told The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine: “There are so many different family members here and my mom always has a favorite. The other day I said: “Where am I on the list?” And she said, ‘Oh no, you’re up there right now, but you’re definitely not the top.’
“But I might be the best next week!” I invited mum over and made her curry and took her home. So I may have increased it a few notches.