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..."
While this main site is now only focussing on Nicole's career up to 2006, you can still keep up-to-date with her current activities on our forum. Visit Nicole's Bulletin for the latest news and photos, and be sure to register to be able to post your own messages, and get access to even more Nicole chat and interaction.
Back to our super fabulous rare old magazine scans, and here some scans from a January 1997 issue of Australian tabloid New Idea. It features a ‘report’ on Nicole and Tom’s recent trip Down Under and has some candid shots of them out and about there. I really like reading what tabloids were reporting on to do with her all those years ago! Big thanks to our lovely April for these scans again ♥
The new January 2013 issue of UK magazine Easy Living has a short feature on Nicole within its pages, to promote the airing of Hemingway & Gellhorn this month here in the UK. There is a short interview (not sure if it’s new, maybe someone could enlighten me!) and a nice pic from the W magazine photoshoot from earlier this year. Here are the scans for you:
From ‘white trash’ to white gloves — Nicole Kidman on playing Charlotte in ‘The Paperboy’ and Grace Kelly in ‘Grace of Monaco’
“Precious” made Nicole Kidman do it! The passionate redhead saw Lee Daniels’s movie about an abused overweight Harlem teenager who overcomes adversity — and some really crazy TV tossing — and felt she had to work with the notoriously nutty director in “The Paperboy.” The Oscar winner for playing the veddy, veddy British Virginia Woolf in “The Hours” took on the role of the oversexed, inmate-loving Southerner Charlotte. All in the name of art!
Kidman, who is courting supporting-actress awards for a role that had her (spoiler alert!) peeing on Zac Efron, talked to Yahoo! Movies from Brussels, where she plays Grace Kelly in “Grace of Monaco.” Talk about going from white trash to white gloves! When asked if co-star Efron, who parades around in his underwear throughout “The Paperboy,” was the movie’s sex object, Kidman’s voice rises: “I thought I was!”
Thelma Adams: How did director Lee Daniels sell you on this role?
Nicole Kidman: They sent me the script overnight, and because I’d seen “Precious,” I read it immediately. Lee didn’t have to sell me on it at all. It was something so different from what I’ve done. As an actor that’s the territory I wanted to tap into, particularly as I get older. I really want to go to different places artistically. I will not say no to a director.
TA: And in “The Paperboy,” you play a girl who, like the song says, just can’t say no.
NK: I will not censor myself through my own inhibitions. I’d rather not do the piece. I’ve turned things down that Lars von Trier would offer me because I would not be able to go there right now. As I get older, my barometer for what I consider daring gets broader. It’s not about doing something to be shocking. I found this woman fascinating. Charlotte chooses to be with men in prison. Out of my research meeting similar women came her character’s psychology.
The LA Times have an interesting comment article about Nicole’s SAG Awards nomination:
SAG Awards 2013: Nicole Kidman in ‘The Paperboy’ still shocking
Among the biggest surprises in the Screen Actors Guild nominations Wednesday morning was Nicole Kidman’s best supporting actress nod for the little-seen movie “The Paperboy.” In the film, set in late-1960s Florida, Kidman plays Charlotte Bless, a mess of short skirts, tight pants, tall hair and smudgy eyeliner, who becomes involved in a dangerous romantic entanglement with a man jailed for murder (John Cusack).
Kidman has long been notable for her bold choices in roles. But her trashy turn in “The Paperboy” seems particularly at odds with her image both as a fashion icon and a dedicated wife and mother living a quiet life outside Nashville. It’s also a significant contrast with her next project — she’s currently filming a movie in which she plays Grace Kelly.
“The Paperboy” is an adaptation of the 1995 novel by Pete Dexter, written for the screen and directed by Lee Daniels as a follow-up to his award-winning “Precious.” After its debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May, “The Paperboy” grossed less than $1 million since its U.S. release in early October and holds a rather shockingly low 39% fresh score on the Rotten Tomatoes review index site.
Another day, another two major award nominations for Nicole! The Golden Globe Award nominations were announced a couple of hours ago, and Nicole received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television for Hemingway and Gellhorn, and also – most surprisingly – for Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for The Paperboy! This is more extremely exciting news for Nicole, and us, and we send her a big congratulations!
The Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday January 13th, and will be televised live on NBC.
While Oscar voters may be slightly more conservative in their tastes – and Charlotte Bless is not conservative! – she has the two main precursor nominations now, so we will have to cross our fingers and wait and see until the morning of January 15th.
Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy
Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television Nicole Kidman, Hemingway and Gellhorn
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Sienna Miller, The Girl
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals
EDIT: Nicole’s reaction statement:
Nicole Kidman: “As an actor you look for roles that are rich, complicated and that stretch you, and this year I was blessed to find two. To have the chance to play them was a gift in itself, and to then be acknowledged this way is icing on the cake. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press!”
Her husband Keith Urban also received a nomination in the Best Original Song category for co-writing ‘For You’ with Monty Powell from the film Act Of Valour. His reaction statement included mention of Nicole’s nominations:
Keith Urban: “The most rewarding gift for me as a songwriter is knowing that the song has somehow made a connection. I’ve been fortunate and moved to hear first hand how it has impacted others’ lives. For that, and for this nomination, I’m so very grateful and honored. To wake up to this news, as well as to Nic’s two nominations, is absolutely beautiful. What a way to start the day!!!!!”
Well this came as a surprise and a half! The Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations were announced today, and Nicole is nominated not once, but twice! She is nominated in the Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for Hemingway & Gellhorn, but the real surprise is her inclusion in the list for Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for The Paperboy. This is a fantastic achievement, so a big congratulations goes to Nic!! It gives her Oscar campaign a massive boost. Golden Globe nominations are announced tomorrow, so we’ll see how much the hype has grown then.
Read Nicole’s reaction statement below the category list below.
The SAG Awards will take place on January 27th 2013, and will air live on TNT and TBS in the US.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
SALLY FIELD / Mary Todd Lincoln – “LINCOLN” (Touchstone Pictures)
ANNE HATHAWAY / Fantine – “LES MISÉRABLES” (Universal Pictures)
HELEN HUNT / Cheryl – “THE SESSIONS” (Fox Searchlight) NICOLE KIDMAN / Charlotte Bless – “THE PAPERBOY” (Millennium Entertainment)
MAGGIE SMITH / Muriel Donnelly – “THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL” (Fox Searchlight)
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries NICOLE KIDMAN / Martha Gellhorn – “HEMINGWAY & GELLHORN” (HBO)
JULIANNE MOORE / Sarah Palin – “GAME CHANGE” (HBO)
CHARLOTTE RAMPLING / Eva Delectorskaya – “RESTLESS” (Sundance Channel)
SIGOURNEY WEAVER / Elaine Barrish Hammond – “POLITICAL ANIMALS” (USA)
ALFRE WOODARD / Ouiser – “STEEL MAGNOLIAS” (Lifetime)
Nicole Kidman: “This acknowledgement from my peers means everything to me. I love acting. I love actors. This has absolutely floored me. Thank you so much!”
Last weekend Nicole connected to film critic David Poland by Skype to give an interview promoting The Paperboy in Poland’s DP/30 interview series. She was talking from Belgium, where she is shooting Grace Of Monaco.
Here’s another fabulous rare old magazine scan treat for you, courtesy of one of our BFF’s April! I have uploaded scans from the February 4th 1992 issue of Australian Woman’s Day magazine. Don’t be fooled by the tabloid headline for her on the cover – in the interview inside she mainly talks about several interesting career topics, including getting roles because of hard-work and not who she was married to, and working with shorter actors (yes, really!). The spread was to promote the release of Billy Bathgate, so there is a bit about that film, including a quote from director Robert Benton about meeting and casting her. Close friend Deborra Lee Furness also talks about Nicole. There is an interesting mention of Scientology, revealing something I wasn’t aware of …
So, please be kind and don’t re-post these scans – they were kindly scanned just for Nicole’s Magic, so please don’t spoil the fun. If you’d like to share them, please just post a link to our site/the gallery album.
On our Twitter page I promised some rare old treats for you, and here is the first one! I have uploaded scans from the October 1989 issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly, on which Nicole graced the cover of, and gave an interview to. The interview mentions all her projects from around that time, including Bangkok Hilton, Dead Calm and Flirting and gives an interesting insight into her thoughts on her career at the time. It’s interesting to note her goals at the time – working with Woody Allen and performing Chekhov in Russian – one of which we know she’s since had the chance the do, the other of which she has mentioned several times over the years. This is a fantastic treat, and my eyes lit up when I saw it! The scans come courtesy of our other Aussie queen, April.
Please be nice – don’t repost these scans elsewhere. They are very old and rare, and were kindly made just for Nicole’s Magic!
I have a few updates from The Paperboy for you today.
First up – and probably best of all – I’ve replaced some of the photos from the press conference for the film with super gorgeous HQ ones!! They are the ones at the end of the album, and just hover over the thumbnail to see the filenames – the ones titled hq….jpg are of course the shiny HQ ones.
The gallery has also been updated with additional stills & posters from the film. Some of the older stills have been replaced with HQ versions. An awards season ‘For Your Consideration’ advert has been released and can be seen in our Gallery. Hopefully Millenium Films will up their game and release some more….
A few film blogs/reporters are talking about the possibility of Nicole being nominated for Best Supporting Actress awards for this film, including IndieWire, who list her in their top 10, and MovieLine. Fellow superfan Nathaniel at The Film Experience also wrote a great article about her current standing in the race.
The Paperboy will hit DVD & Blu-ray in the US on January 22nd 2013. We will have HD screencaptures for you asap after that date
And in excellent news for us UK fans, the film will be released in our cinemas on March 15th. There is a new trailer for this release, which you can watch at the bottom of this post.