At 49, Actress Nicole Kidman Is Still Quite Impressionable

Nicole Kidman, who was recently nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her work in 'Lion,' opens up about her relationship with husband Keith Urban ("Does that make me high maintenance?" she wonders), her first kiss (while watching 'The Shining'), and how, at 49, she's still quite impressionable. Next up, she'll star in HBO's 'Big Little Lies' and Sofia Coppola's 'The Beguiled.'

Released on 2/15/2017

Transcript

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When I turned 40, and
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Keith drove me up the top of this small hill,
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we were shooting the film, Australia.
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He sat me down, and he had put
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together this huge firework display.
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And I sat there, and watched fireworks
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that would've cost a fortune,
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and it was just for the two of us.
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It was sexy.
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When people say that they will do something,
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and they don't, and I don't like being let down.
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I also have a thing where,
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with Keith actually, where I call him,
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and I know it's terribly demanding
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but if he doesn't answer, and I have
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to keep calling back, and calling back,
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I get anxious, so I don't like that.
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(laughs)
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Does that make me high maintenance?
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I think it's probably my age.
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I'm raw, as I get older, I get
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more and more exposed and sort of vulnerable, I think.
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Which isn't a bad thing.
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Room, last year, I saw and I was
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absolutely devastated by it.
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I think I'm just open.
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I'm open to emotions.
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I have to be careful what I let in.
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I'm careful what I read, I'm careful
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because I'm impressionable,
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and I think being that, sort of, sensitized...
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Yeah, I just have to be protective.
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But I'm lucky because I've sort of
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got a nice, protection around me.
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Oh God.
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This is crazy.
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(woman laughs)
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So I'm watching The Shining...
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(woman laughs)
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Can you believe it?
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(woman laughs)
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And we're playing hooky from school.
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And I have my first kiss watching The Shining.
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Is that not weird?
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And we did a few other things than just kiss, too.
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(woman laughs)
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Don't ask.
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(woman laughs)
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Well I didn't see a lot of it because I was, like...
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I mean it was pretty awesome,
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but I'm fair I loved that film.
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(laughs) (woman laughs)
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How did you get that out of me?
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(people laugh)