Virginia Woolf Brought Nicole Kidman Back to Life


Nicole Kidman, despite the appearances of a charmed life, hasn’t always had it so easy. She reflected on the lessons that came out of her marriage to Tom Cruise which, subsequently, ended it.

“I had a lot of time alone, which was really, really, good, because I was a child, really, when I got married,” Vanity Fair’s December cover girl told the magazine. “And I needed to grow up.”

A sense of clarity that came as Kidman took on the role of writer Virginia Woolf in the film, The Hours, especially, shooting the suicide scene for the movie over and over again. “Walking into the river with those stones in my pockets—I chose life,” Keith Urban’s wife said. “At the time, I was at a low point, and by playing her, it put me in a place of appreciating life.”

Though now, the mother of two struggles with a different sort of dilemma, whether to “[give] my life to my lover and my children” and “giving my life to my artistic desires.” For now it seems like redhead has been able to find a balance. She is starring inGrace of Monaco and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues set to be released soon.

“My husband and I are in uncharted territory because we’re trying to find artistic expression but we’re incredibly connected as a family—we’re very, very tight, very, very close, and I have a very, very, primal protection of my family.”

Sounds like balance, right?