Nicole Kidman: Keith Urban Opened Up 'My Sexuality'

So, er, what was Tom Cruise doing all that time?

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 9, 2012 10:44 AM CDT

(Newser) – Nicole Kidman talks about her life, her family, and her career—she's playing Grace Kelly in an upcoming biopic—in a new Harper's Bazaar cover story. Highlights from the interview:

  • On her early career and relationship with Tom Cruise: "It was like, 'I'm here and I'm clutching onto your arm, and it all feels a little overwhelming and really strange.' And I was shy. Deeply shy. I didn't feel comfortable at all. But I felt very comfortable at home."

  • On husband Keith Urban: "He just gave me confidence, through just being very kind to me and understanding me, opening me up to trying things, my sexuality, those sorts of things." Cruise was an adventure and Urban is "more like an ocean; he took me out." Kidman loves "a bigger, stronger personality; that's what I've been drawn to. I need protection. Everyone wants to feel someone's got their back."
  • On her body: "I've always had a little belly. I mean, now that I'm 45, they don't say, 'Oh, she's pregnant!' as much. But I've got skinny arms and legs, and then I've got a little belly."
Click for the full piece, or check out a photo of Nicole as Princess Grace.

Actress Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban attend the premiere of The Paperboy during the 2012 New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday Oct. 3, 2012 in New York.
Actress Nicole Kidman and her husband Keith Urban attend the premiere of "The Paperboy" during the 2012 New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday Oct. 3, 2012 in New York.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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