Nicole Kidman shares pictures of the Moulin Rouge 20 years later
Words: Alastair James; photos: Instagram and Nicole Kidman
The iconic “Sparkling Diamond” herself, Nicole Kidman, has shared a series of photos of her with her red Mill co-star, Ewan McGregor, to mark 20 years since the beloved musical film’s first release.
Images shared on Instagram by Kidman on Tuesday, June 1, show the couple kissing in costume and posing for press sessions at the time. The Australian actress also shared a video of herself watching fan art depicting her as Satine and McGregor as a Christian.
The images were captioned “Some of my favorite memories from #MoulinRouge!” Before repeating one of the film’s most memorable lines: “The greatest thing you will ever learn is to love and be loved in return.”
“Come What May”, we will always love this movie and this couple!
In his caption, Kidman thanked fans for the love they had shown the film since its premiere in 2001.
“Remembering how much this film is loved by so many of you touches me deeply. When we were making this movie we were hoping it would be something special and revolutionary, but it far exceeds what I dreamed of.
“Thank you Baz Luhrmann, Catherine Martin, Ewan McGregor and all the cast and crew. What a gift. And to all of you, thank you for all the love over the years, and thank you for all your beautiful artwork.”
Fellow Australian Kylie Minogue – who also appears in red Mill like the green fairy – commented, “iconic” with multiple emoji hearts across the posts.
The director of Kidman in the 2020s Prom, Ryan Murphy, commented, “Two of my favorite people in one photo. I love you both! xo “
And it is clear from the comments that the fans are still as in love with this film as we are!
For the few people who haven’t yet seen the Baz Luhrmann-directed movie (what have you been doing all this time ?!), the early 2000s classic tells the story of Christian, a desperate romantic writer, who moves to the bohemian streets of Paris to find love and adventure. There he meets the dazzling Satine “Sparkling Diamond” and the two embark on an epic love story for the ages.
Filled with popular songs such as “Your Song”, “Come What May” and the unforgettable epic “Elephant Love Medley”, this musical also stars Jim Broadbent, John Leguizamo and Richard Roxburgh.
It has since been turned into a live musical, which debuted on Broadway in 2019. West End production has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but is now slated for December, with ahead -first from November 12.
Don’t worry, we’re going to watch the film on repeat! Here is “Your song” just to give you all the feelings.