Nicole Kidman says she once loved the idea of being a nun because she 'absolutely' believes in god
In an interview with a magazine, Nicole Kidman talked about her spiritual side and her belief in god while also discussing her new role in 'Boy Erased'
Award-winning actress Nicole Kidman revealed in an interview that before her foray into acting, she actually considered becoming a nun!
In a tell-all conversation with Allure, Kidman discussed spirituality, religion and her faith having been brought up in an Irish-Catholic family. The actress says, “I’m spiritual in the sense that I absolutely believe in god, “I loved the idea of being a nun. Obviously, I did not choose to go that path, but I was very drawn to it.”
Her spiritual inclinations were discussed because in her new film 'Boy Erased', Nicole plays the role of Nancy Eamons the wife of a Baptist pastor. She is forced to send her son to conversion therapy once it is discovered that he is gay. Speaking of her role as a mother struggling to make a difficult decision, she says, “The mother is struggling herself, and there’s a truth to it, she changes. She’s the one that changes, and I love that. I think that’s really beautiful."
The actress also spoke about how her husband, Keith Urban, and find water extremely therapeutic, which is why they have a beach house. "We’re Australian, both of us, so water is very therapeutic. We have a beach house, and we will get up in the morning before we have breakfast, and we’ll go in the ocean."
Kidman's co-star Reese Witherspoon from the critically acclaimed show 'Big Litte Lies' happens to be her neighbor. The star fondly narrated how Witherspoon often teases the couple for spending so much time in the water. ‘What are you doing in the water, you lovebirds? You crazy Australian kids." is what Reese tells the couple whenever she sees them.
Despite Kidman's movie-star status and high-profile lifestyle, the star does not consider herself a celebrity. “I don’t see myself as a celebrity," she casually admits. “I’m not a movie star. I feel like I’m an actor. Beyoncé is a celebrity. And that’s a much bigger thing," she continues. The academy-award winning actress considers herself "far more niche."
The 51-year-old is a loving mother to four children, two of whom she adopted with Tom Cruise. In a recent interview with WHO, Kidman discussed her adopted children choosing to practice Scientology and how she supports their decision. She said, "They are adults. They are able to make their own decisions. They have made choices to be Scientologists and, as a mother, it’s my job to love them." She continues, "And I am an example of that tolerance and that’s what I believe — that no matter what your child does, the child has love and the child has to know there is available love and I’m open here."