JUST months after marrying Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman has come under fire in an unauthorised biography depicting the actress as too self-obsessed to give herself to a husband.
The Hollywood heavyweight has been left feeling manipulated by the book’s author, US film critic David Thomson, because she was unaware the project would be published in the form of an explosive biography.
“Nicole has never met David Thomson – she has only spoken to him briefly on the phone about her acting processes and various films,” Kidman’s agent Wendy Day told Confidential yesterday.
“He’s a well-respected film writer and she accepted to the interview only because she was under the impression he was writing a series of film essays.”
But Nicole Kidman, which hit US shelves this week, paints the actress as a power-hungry fame seeker who used her 10-year marriage to Tom Cruise to hit the Hollywood big time.
Thomson even goes as far as to suggest Stanley Kubrick’s 1999 thriller Eyes Wide Shut terminated the couple’s marriage because it mirrored their off-screen relationship too closely.
“She realised she could be as big as him if she became as strong and self-centred,” Thomson writes.
“He wanted a beautiful, bright, obedient consort. She wanted a teacher. It worked. Then it stopped.”
Kidman is yet to announce legal action against Thomson, who in his previous book The Whole Equation: A History of Hollywood strangely confessed to having a deep crush on the star.
His latest work will be published in Australia on October 6.