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Nicole Casts a Spell!, ET, June 6th 2005

Starting on June 24, NICOLE KIDMAN will have audiences 'Bewitched' by her new comedy with WILL FERRELL, and ET caught up with the saucy Aussie to get her take on the all-new, big-screen "re-imagining" of the hit '60s TV show!


"I think the idea of doing a romantic comedy that was based on 'Bewitched' but still had something new," she says of why she took the role. "Then, being able to work with NORA [EPHRON] and work with Will..."


Nicole admits that she and Will are more alike than people think. "I don't see us as that opposite," she says. "We both come from really stable backgrounds -- he has a kid, I have two kids, we're both kind of shy and quiet, yet when we do our work we throw ourselves into it."


And his sense of humor made it all that much easier to go to work every day. "All I know is that he makes me laugh," says Nicole. "and I suppose that's sort of one of the great things, isn't it? Someone who can genuinely make you giggle and laugh? And I'm very excited to see him every day. So, if that means that's chemistry, then hey, that's what that is!"


The new 'Bewitched' movie takes the popular show starring ELIZABETH MONTGOMERY and gives it a modern twist: Will plays Jack Wyatt, a down-on-his-luck actor looking to revive his career by playing Darrin Stephens in an update of the TV classic. When Jack discovers Isabel (Nicole), he knows she'd be perfect as his on-screen wife Samantha Stephens, TV's most lovable witch. What he doesn't know is that Isabel is actually a real witch, looking to meet a nice mortal and live a normal life!


The movie also stars MICHAEL CAINE as Isabel's father Nigel, who becomes enamored with Iris Smythson (SHIRLEY MacLAINE), the actress who will be playing Samantha's mother Endora.


"We're very lucky because we have Michael Caine," says Nicole. "I fell in love with him. You're not meant to fall in love with your dad, but I just loved him, so it was great to be able to spend time with him on the set. And then also I'm lucky enough to have Shirley as my mother, so that's pretty fantastic."

Watch ET for more with Nicole and 'Bewitched'!



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