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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In “Rabbit Hole,” Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart play grieving parents dealing with the accidental death of their four-year-old son. The film, adapted by David Lindsey-Abaire from his Pulitzer-prize winning play, was “a passion project for Nicole,” Mr. Eckhart said last year, when they were filming in Douglaston, Queens. It was the first movie from her production company, Blossom Films, and, as a producer, Ms. Kidman made an unorthodox choice for director in John Cameron Mitchell (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”), who had never before directed a movie he didn’t write. “Rabbit Hole” was made for about $4 million, and eventually bought for distribution by Lionsgate. It opens Dec. 17 in limited release. In a wide-ranging interview in a SoHo hotel room recently, Ms. Kidman and Mr. Mitchell spoke about the constraints of indie filmmaking, their childhood and adult inspirations. This is an edited version of their conversation.
Q. Nicole, you hired John after a phone conversation. What was it like when you first met?
Mr. Mitchell. We met in Nashville first. We met at a Comfort Inn or something.
Ms. Kidman. It’s like a Holiday Inn. Just down the road, it’s really nice. We met in a meeting room. You showed me some pictures. It was very easy, actually. We talked through, I suppose, the way we both work, and we clicked on that.
Yesterday I added a new photoshoot, taken earlier this week as promotion for Rabbit Hole. Nicole looks absolutely gorgeous in the photos, and it’s a very natural and casual looking shoot. Just beautiful!
Lots of press interviews for Rabbit Hole are starting to appear, so look out for lots of videos, screencaps and articles this weekend …
Keith Urban and his wife, Nicole Kidman, are being optimistic this year when it comes to Santa encounters. Keith talks about their attempt to take their little girl, Sunday Rose, to get her picture taken with Santa last Christmas season, and how they’re hoping it goes a little better this time around:
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I am working to catch up on all the events/photos I missed earlier this year when I wasn’t able to spend time on the site, and that mission is now complete with today’s update! I have added all the set photos of Nicole filming Just Go With It earlier this year in Hawaii. She was only seen on set on 4 separate days, but you can see a lot of what her character gets up to in these photos, plus she’s seen filming with all 4 of her main costars – Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Brooklyn Decker and Dave Matthews (who plays her husband in the film).
On top of that, I’ve added screencaps from the ET feature from earlier this year that went behind the scenes of the movie, and showed footage of the filming and interviews with the stars. I posted the video here at the time, but unfortunately that video is no longer working, so instead you can view it here if you wish.
That’s everything caught up I think, so next up here will be the Movie Of The Month!
Variety held a screening and Q&A of Rabbit Hole last night, and Nicole, Aaron Eckhart and Miles Teller were in attendance. I haven’t come across any articles about the event so I can’t tell you what was discussed, but you can see photos in our Gallery!
We’ve all heard of movies where the cast and crew dealt with tough, grim subject matter by keeping the atmosphere on the set light and playful, or by blowing off steam at the end of the day.
“Rabbit Hole,” John Cameron Mitchell’s understated, quietly gripping drama about a couple (Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart) dealing with the death of their young son, was not one of those movies.
“I don’t think I went out to dinner once while I was making this movie,” Eckhart told theWrap’s Sharon Waxman during a Q&A that followed theWrap Screening Series presentation of “Rabbit Hole” at the Arclight Sherman Oaks on Monday.
“My kid is dead. Why do I want to give that up? I went to keep that close to me. I want to go to bed, get up in the morning and go right back to that place.
“If I go to the store and see a woman pushing a baby carriage, that’s not just a woman with a baby. You think, oh my God, that’s the baby I don’t have. Everything becomes a point of entry into the film.”
Actress Sandra Oh, who plays a woman who’s been in a counseling group for parents who’ve lost children, agreed that the atmosphere was charged and serious – following the tone set by Kidman, who starred in the film and also served as one of its producers.
Here Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Tim Appelo (Hollywood Reporter) and I [Tom O'Neill, GoldDerby.com] dish the Oscar battle over Best Actress. Also check out our dishfest over the Best Picture race here.
I came across an interesting interview with The Hours author Michael Cunningham the other day, and he talks a bit about the film adaptation of his book. Read the bits specifically about the book and film below, and read the full interview (which is really interesting) at the link at the bottom of this post.
RFE/RL: Such as is done so brilliantly in “Mrs Dalloway.” And here I come to the question that you have been asked a million times before, I’m sure, and I apologize for this. “The Hours” – how did you come up with the idea to write such a novel, and why “Mrs Dalloway”?
Cunningham: It came in stages. “Mrs Dalloway” was one of the first great books I read. And it changed my life. I had not imagined that it was possible to do with language what I saw Virginia Woolf doing in “Mrs Dalloway.” Virginia Woolf was my first love. It could have been Stendhal, it could have been Tolstoy. Somebody put a copy of Woolf into my 15-year-old hands and so it was love forever. I was doomed from the get-go.
“The Hours,” actually, started out to be just a rewrite of “Mrs Dalloway.” I wondered what “Mrs Dalloway” would be like set in contemporary America. And that felt like a conceit after a while – that felt like a rather thin idea for a novel.
RFE/RL: So just one story.
Cunningham: Just one story. And then it grew the second story involving Virginia Woolf. And that still didn’t feel like quite enough. And then as I wrote, I developed this third story – about a woman named Laura Brown who is reading “Mrs Dalloway.” And then it felt like something I could imagine writing – we had Virginia Woolf, the writer, Clarissa Dalloway, the character, and Laura Brown, the reader. We had a perfect triumvirate, and there I went.
RFE/RL: And what did you think about the film adaptation?
Cunningham: I loved the film. This makes me one of the handful of writers who ever had anything good to say about the film adaptations of their novels, but I thought they did a beautiful job.
Nicole appeared on ‘Conan’ last night, and I have coverage for you now! It was a great interview, and Nicole was as sweet and funny as always. I’ve written a little recap of what they talked about below, so give that a read if you’re interested. Nicole looked really gorgeous in a black lacy Prada dress, black tights, and her long red hair down.
You’ll want to see videos, and you can find the interview on the official Conan site here, or watch it embedded further down this post. You can find more links and ways to watch the interview at our forum. I’ve added 280+ good quality screencaptures to our Gallery for more viewing pleasure. Enjoy, and don’t hesitate to leave a comment if you have something to say!
Nicole Kidman believes her new film, which deals with how a grieving couple cope after their son is killed in a road accident, is uplifting.
Nicole Kidman thinks her new movie ‘Rabbit Hole’ has a “hopeful” message.
The ‘Australia’ actress and co-star Aaron Eckhart portray a couple who struggle to cope with the death of their son in a road accident in the big-screen adaptation of stage play ‘Rabbit Hole’ as but Nicole is adamant the film is not completely heartbreaking.
She told US TV talk show host Conan O’Brien: “I actually think it’s very hopeful. It shows what happens when people go through an enormous loss and it shows that you can stay together. It’s about a family and how it copes with this.
“It deals with many other things too. I say it’s a small film but it actually does deal with a lot of issues.”