Welcome to Nicole's Magic, a fansite for the spectacular spectacular Academy Award winning Australian actress Nicole Kidman. Nicole is one of the most sought-after actresses of her generation, and is known for her roles in Moulin Rouge, The Hours and To Die For, and has recently been seen in the controversial thrillers Stoker and The Paperboy.
Nicole's Magic is the largest and most comprehensive fansite for Nicole, and is dedicated to supporting her and her career. As of March 2013, Nicole's Magic is entering a new phase of its fansite life, now focussing on paying tribute to Nicole's career up to and including 2006. Read more about what this entails here, and how you can keep up to date with her current career here. Nicole is our favourite actress, and we feel that this way we can provide a highly extensive and worthy tribute to this incredible woman. Comments, suggestions, sparkling diamonds, elephant love medleys and contributions are always more than welcomed so please contact me if you have anything to say. Enjoy your visit, add us to your Favourites and come back again soon!
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Movie Of The Month
As part of a bi-monthly feature here at Nicole's Magic, each month we will be taking a look back at one of Nicole's films or acting projects. Nicole has an immense body of work behind her, and there's no better way to be reminded of her talent and how much we love her than immersing ourselves and taking an in depth look at those works.
"Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself..."
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Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association
Natalie Portman was voted Best Actress for BLACK SWAN. Next in the voting were Jennifer Lawrence for WINTER’S BONE (2), Nicole Kidman for RABBIT HOLE (3), Annette Bening for THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (4) and Michelle Williams for BLUE VALENTINE (5).
Chicago Film Critics BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Rabbit Hole—David Lindsay Abaire
The Social Network—Aaron Sorkin
Toy Story 3—Michael Arndt
True Grit—Joel & Ethan Coen
Winter’s Bone—Debra Granik & Anne Rosellini
(No acting nominations from the Chicago Film Critics unfortunately).
Nicole Kidman never saw David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Rabbit Hole” debut on Broadway.
But after she read the opening night reviews, she phoned her producing partner to get on a plane to New York and take a look.
The result: The Oscar-winning actress is producing and starring in the film version, a move that’s already won her Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice and Screen Actors Guild Best Actress nominations, not to mention more Oscar buzz.
In “Rabbit Hole,” married couple Becca and Howie (Kidman and Aaron Eckhart) have yet to recover from their young son’s accidental death and, eight months later, are increasingly isolated from each other.
“She’s so confused and in so much pain,” said Kidman, 43.
“There’s only a certain amount of time the world allows you to grieve and in eight months you’re expected to pull yourself together.
Aaron Eckhart and Nicole Kidman loved working together on Rabbit Hole.
However, that doesn’t mean they always liked each other during the 27-day shoot…
Filming proved to be a rollercoaster of emotions for Kidman and Eckhart—they play Becca and Howie, a married couple dealing with the tragic death of their young son. Eckhart admits things got especially dicey when they shot one of the movie’s most pivotal and heartwreching scenes, an argument between the two about how to grieve.
“She was irritated with me and I was irritated with her but that’s the way movie-making is,” Eckhart recently told me about shooting the scene. “For one day, are we not allowed? For half a day even?…It’s so surprising to me when people are surprised that movie making is sometimes tense and uncomfortable because inherently it’s going to be.
“You’re around tens of people or hundreds of people working on things that are imaginary and that come from the soul,” he continued. “You could be dealing with subject matter like prostitution, death, drugs, blah, blah, blah. How could you expect that not to be uncomfortable?”
In limited release, Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart’s somber drama “Rabbit Hole” opened solidly with $55,000 in five theaters, averaging $11,000. The film, which earned Kidman a Globe nomination, centers on a couple struggling in their marriage after losing their young son in a traffic accident.
Today I have added screencaps from a few recent interviews Nicole has given to promote Rabbit Hole. Nicole looks so gorgeous! The Access Hollywood one is my favourite because she and the interviewer have a fun conversation about cooking, and there’s lots of laughter!
All of these interviews have been posted here recently, so just scroll back through our updates to find them! (Updates will soon be sorted by category so it’s easier for you to search/browse, but this will take a while due to the amount of posts we have!)
NICOLE Kidman says she’s no longer interested in “Hollywood stuff” because her family are her “priority”.
“I don’t care about all that Hollywood stuff anymore. I’m only interested in the important things in my life — my family is my priority,” says the Aussie actress, who raises daughter Sunday Rose with husband Keith Urban.
“I’m hopelessly romantic! I watch Gone with the Wind once a year. And I am always devastated at the end that Scarlett isn’t allowed to love her Rhett.
“I’m always that emotional. If I’m angry, I clamor the whole day. But I can be extremely happy as well!
“I have a different life now – with kids and privacy. But I have been standing in front of the cameras since I was a little girl. I’m sure I won’t ever give up acting completely.”
Rabbit Hole is your feature debut. What was it like going into your first film — a serious, intimate character drama — playing scenes opposite veterans like Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart under the direction of John Cameron Mitchell, a director known for employing unusual methods with his actors on previous films?
I came in on the first day, and once you see the film there’s a scene where I come into the house and give Nicole’s character a comic book. In the scene, Aaron gets pretty pissed off at me, gets a little outraged at me, walking into his home. So I’m trying to talk to John: “When I walk into the kitchen, where do you see me standing? When do I move here, when do I do this…?” And he’s like, “Shhhh. I don’t even want you to tell me what you’re going to do. I want you to surprise me.” I’m like, OK, it’s going to be a surprise to me too because I’m extremely nervous and I’m about to work with an actor who, I’ve seen most of his movies… That’s another thing about being an actor. It’s always weird coming in because you’re going to work with people that you’re a fan of. You’re going to end up working with these actors whom you’ve seen and who are these celebrities, but other than that as an actor watching an actor you just really respect them. They’re at the top of their craft. But then you have to act like it’s no big deal! It’s very unnerving. And John just kind of threw me to the wolves. But for the movie, it worked.
Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart Enter the Rabbit Hole
One of the more underrated movies of the holiday and awards season is Rabbit Hole, the new film from John Cameron Mitchell adapted by David Lindsay-Abaire from his own Pulitzer-winning stageplay.
In the film, Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart play Becca and Howie Corbett, a suburban couple who lost their son in an accident eight months prior and have spent that time trying to keep things together, though the cracks in their marriage are widening as things come to a head and they have to decide their future.
ComingSoon.net attended the New York City press conference for the film and were given lots of time to hear from Kidman and Eckhart about their involvement in the riveting drama.
“I think I just immediately connected with the subject matter,” Kidman answered when asked about why she got involved with optioning the rights to Lindsay-Abbair’s play after first reading a positive review of it. “It was interesting to me from the review and then when I actually read the play, the character, the whole story I thought was so available. I could just immediately just jump in and feel.