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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Being the change Leading ladies take charge behind the scenes
Much has been said about this having been an exceptional year for lead female performances, but it was no accidental phenomenon. In 2010, strong women made strong distaff roles happen.
Males routinely develop and bankroll acting projects. (This year alone, Geoffrey Rush exec produced “The King’s Speech,” while producer-star Mark Wahlberg spent several years bringing “The Fighter” to the screen.) And it’s not unknown for a thesp of either gender to take a vanity credit.
But 2010 marked the end of Halle Berry’s decade-long personal struggle to make “Frankie and Alice,” the true story of a woman with multiple personality disorder. “Back when I was making ‘Introducing Dorothy Dandridge,’ the first film I produced, an actor who was in the movie came and pitched it to me in 10 minutes, and I just was ignited and thought, ‘Oh my God. I have to tell this story,’ ?” says Berry, who developed the script with several writers and plays the lead herself.
Producers: In their own words
Folks behind the films talk about the process
“Rabbit Hole” Nicole Kidman, Gigi Pritzker, Per Saari, Leslie Urdang, Dean Vanech ORIGINS: “Nicole Kidman, who was in Nashville at the time, read a review of David Lindsay-Abaire’s play and thought it sounded amazing,” says Blossom Films’ Per Saari. “I flew to New York that night and saw the show in its opening week. We met with David, and it was clear everyone was on the same page — namely about David working collaboratively and adapting himself.” FUNDING: “I knew we could do it for well under $10 million,” says Olympus Pictures’ Leslie Urdang. “Olympus could cashflow the estimates plus the New York tax credit. Odd Lot Entertainment/Affinity offered to join as producers making an upfront investment in the movie.” HIGH HURDLES: “One of the biggest challenges was to be able to make creative deals with the talent,” says Urdang. “It was extremely useful that Nicole set the bar. It took a long time to hammer out a deal with Nicole’s reps that made sense, but once that was in place, the other actors’ deals followed suit.” DOMINO EFFECT: With Nicole attached to star, “John Cameron Mitchell read the script and showed such passion and insight, it was clear he needed to make it,” says Saari. “Nicole called Aaron (Eckhart) and begged him to squeeze his four weeks of work between two other projects he had committed to.”
A few months ago I posted about all the items available on charity website whateverittakes.org that feature designs by Nicole, well now they have a fantastic new item! This new item is “a rather nifty Folding Shopping bag that folds into a very sweet heart shaped pouch to fit neatly in your main bag, ready to be whipped out when you’re next offered a carrier bag”. You can buy the bag online by clicking here.
When ‘Rabbit Hole’ premiered at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, we fell hard for the quietly powerful film about a pair of spouses (Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart) trying to rebuild some sense of normalcy only a few months removed from the death of their young son. Lionsgate snatched it up a few weeks later, and the distributor has done an impressive job of building up some steam for not only Nicole Kidman’s superb lead performance, but also for the very fine film as a whole.
As ‘Rabbit Hole’ prepares to arrive in theaters on December 17th, we were invited to share a brief chat with actor / producer Nicole Kidman on the dangers of making “sad” films, the delicacy of good storytelling, and the importance of fear in an actor’s craft.
As you may know, I’ve been a huge fan of the film since the moment I saw it at TIFF, and that opinion comes from a single guy, never had children…
Nicole Kidman: Thank you, thank you! We are trying so desperately to get people to go see it. It seems like such a terrifying experience to a lot of people, so you can imagine just how grateful we are.
I imagine it’s hard for a casual viewer to get past the basic premise.
Nicole: Absolutely. We keep trying to say that the experience of the film is not putting you through the wringer. That’s not the point of it.
Of course the subject material is very “sad,” but the film as a whole is also rather uplifting.
Nicole: Yeah, and funny too, which sounds very strange to say about this material.
Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart play a couple grappling with grief in their new drama ‘Rabbit Hole,’ and Nicole tells ET that taking on the difficult role, as a parent, “was terrifying.”
Based on the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, ‘Rabbit Hole’ casts Nicole and Aaron as Becca and Howie Corbett, happy suburban parents who suffer an abrupt and devastating loss. Thrown into a spiral of despair, guilt, anger and longing that threatens to tear them apart, they set out to recover the happy life they once had. Dianne Wiest and Sandra Oh co-star.
Nicole Kidman is already creating Oscar buzz for her starring role in the new film, “The Rabbit Hole” — and she talked to “Extra’s” Renee Bargh about it, and gushed about her husband Keith Urban.
In “The Rabbit Hole,” Kidman plays a mother destroyed by the loss of her son, and fighting to save her marriage. Opening up about her real-life marriage to her country superstar husband, the actress said that even though he credits her for saving his life as he battled alcohol addiction, she told Bargh that Urban saved her life as well.
Nicole Kidman became so angry while filming Rabbit Hole that she “turned purple” with rage.
The pale Australian actress surprised producers and directors in her latest film with her passionate outburst while shooting an emotionally-charged scene with her on-screen husband Howie – played by Aaron Eckhart.
The film tells the story of a happy couple whose life is rocked to the core when their young son dies in a car accident, and is based on a play by David Lindsay-Abaire.
The movie’s director John Cameron Mitchell revealed that after persuading the usually-contained Nicole to push her emotional limits in the scene, the actress went onto terrify him with her performance in front of the cameras.
The Solidarity of Sorrow Nicole Kidman reveals how her performance in “Rabbit Hole” affected her mind, body, and dreams
Death can overthrow the status quo that a family relies on. Death creates a new kingdom that a grieving family inhabits, and it is here, in the world without a loved one, that families learn to exist and to move on. Welcome to the new normal.
Director John Cameron Mitchell explores this “world without” in “Rabbit Hole,” based on David Lindsay-Abaire’s heart-achingly raw play about the death of a child. The director of “Shortbus” and “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” has never been afraid to delve into taboo subjects, and “Rabbit Hole” strips death naked, revealing the reality of grief, sorrow, and recovery with unabashed honesty.
Nicole Kidman plays the stoic Becca, a mother who tries to forge through the emotional devastation of losing her 4-year-old son, Danny. Alongside her husband, Howie (Aaron Eckhart), she tries to shed her conflicted emotions—rage, denial, hopelessness, apathy—and ultimately learns that each person’s recovery is distinct and unique.