Nicole talks about her good friend Wendi Deng in the new October issue of British Vogue, and below are some excerpts of Nicole’s quotes:
THEY are two of the most successful women in the world but it was loneliness that brought the actress Nicole Kidman and the businesswoman Wendi Deng together.
Kidman has revealed the depth of their friendship, which began after Deng married the media magnate Rupert Murdoch in 1999. Two years after that marriage, Kidman divorced her husband, Tom Cruise.
”I think we were both lonely and kind of isolated – Wendi in this big new powerful world, and it was a time in my life where I was very exposed,” Kidman tells the October edition of British Vogue, which features an extensive profile of Deng.
”We just clicked. We understood each other. I sort of had a feeling for the psychology of Wendi.”
While Kidman was raised on the north shore and Deng grew up in a poor area of China, the actress said their views were remarkably similar.
”We both come from strict backgrounds,” she said. ”I was brought up in the church and believe that it is important to have a moral compass wherever you find it. Wendi also has found it through church and Sunday school.”
Kidman and actor Hugh Jackman are godparents to Deng’s children with Murdoch, Grace and Chloe. The former British prime minister Tony Blair was also revealed to be Grace’s godfather in the interview.
Jackman stars in Deng’s debut film production project, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, which is based on one of her favourite books.
He describes Deng as a force to be reckoned with. ”Wendi would come on set and say: ‘Why is the actress wearing those shoes? She should be wearing Louboutins.’ She understood the importance of people recognising those red soles in context, what kind of woman she was.”
Leave a Reply