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Nicole Kidman Could Go on “Survivor” and Crush It

Nicole Kidman may be known as one of the world's classiest Academy Award winners in Hollywood, but she has a secret skill: she can eat anything. "I could go on 'Survivor,'" she says. "I couldn't do the physical stuff, but I could eat anything. Gimme a cockroach, I'll eat! Gimme a spider, I'll eat it! You name it, I've tried it." The adventurous "Big Little Lies" actress could also, by the way, sing any song by Abba for karaoke.

Released on 6/28/2017

Credit

Starring:

Nicole Kidman

Transcript

00:03
The very first thing I auditioned for
00:06
was the school play to play Mary
00:09
and I didn't get the role,
00:10
and then I wanted to be an angel and I didn't get that.
00:13
I came up with that the Nativity play
00:16
needed a sheep.
00:17
I cast myself as the sheep
00:19
and convinced the production that they needed
00:22
three sheep so my best friends at the time
00:25
were also sheep and we sat next
00:27
to the baby Jesus and we bleated.
00:30
Baa, baa.
00:32
And I got my first laugh.
00:34
I was hooked.
00:35
The first professional job was Bush Christmas,
00:38
which was a film I did in Australia.
00:40
I was 14 and it was shooting out in the Bush
00:42
in Queensland.
00:43
I got to eat witchetty grubs.
00:45
Do you know what witchetty grubs are?
00:47
They are worms that live in the earth.
00:49
They're a milky white color.
00:51
And I eat them in the film.
00:54
[Crew] Eat them?
00:55
Live, yeah.
00:56
I was excited to do that.
00:57
I'm one of those people.
00:58
I could on Survivor.
00:59
I wouldn't be good at all of the climbing,
01:02
all of the physical stuff,
01:03
but I could eat anything.
01:04
Just so you know.
01:06
That's my secret skill, give me cockroach, I'll eat it.
01:08
Spider, I'll eat it.
01:10
You name it, I've tried it.
01:11
I'm adventurous.
01:13
I don't see myself as fearless.
01:15
I actually see myself as being fearful, at times.
01:19
Probably because I experience fear.
01:22
It's not that I don't experience that,
01:23
but I kind of just walk through it.
01:25
I did a play in London recently.
01:27
That was really debilitating fear,
01:30
and every day, I just had to go, "Okay. Get through it."
01:34
I mean, I had pure stage fright on the side of the stage
01:38
where I would have rapid heartbeat.
01:40
That was frightening, but it was one of those things
01:42
of just going, I just have to walk through this.
01:45
I think I've just always been compelled to do that.
01:48
Big Little Eyes for me was so complicated.
01:51
That was what was so beautiful about it,
01:53
the complications.
01:54
At times, it felt dangerous and really upsetting.
01:59
I would keep on a very brave face at work
02:02
and then I would go home and I didn't realize how much
02:05
it had penetrated me.
02:06
I look back on it and go, "Wow, I was really disturbed
02:09
and hurt."
02:11
I would physically have bruises on my neck
02:14
and I'd be taking Advil and going, "Ugh."
02:16
I felt very exposed and vulnerable and deeply humiliated.
02:21
I remember lying on the floor in the bathroom
02:24
at the very end.
02:25
I just wouldn't get up in between takes,
02:28
I was just lying there sort of broken and crying.
02:31
I remember at one point, Jean Marc just coming over
02:34
and sort of placing a towel over me
02:35
because I was just lying there in halftorn underwear
02:39
and just basically on the ground with nothing on.
02:43
I was just like.
02:45
But I also, at times, where I would have flashes
02:47
of images of women that have gone through this,
02:50
like this is authentic.
02:52
This is the truth.
02:53
This is what I have to do.
02:54
And it would just come through.
02:56
I grew up watching Starsky and Hutch and Bewitched.
03:00
Brady Bunch, I know every Brady Bunch episode.
03:04
I grew up watching TV, but I also grew up watching a lot
03:06
of theater.
03:08
I grew up with literature.
03:09
I always wanted to play Natasha in War and Peace,
03:12
but too late.
03:14
Keith and I, that's so funny.
03:15
We were just working on our karaoke.
03:17
I was like, "We've got to do some flashback karaoke."
03:20
Can you believe this?
03:21
Listening to Suzy Quattro,
03:22
going, "Oh my God, that's Stumbling In."
03:25
And then we were doing Captain and Tennille.
03:27
These are great karaoke songs.
03:29
So, Stumbling In and Love Will Keep Us Together.
03:32
We were doing a little of that.
03:33
Our kids think we're just ridiculous,
03:35
but hey.
03:37
Flashback Friday.
03:39
We play it on his phone.
03:40
On Spotify, we just go and grab the tune
03:43
and then we just lip sync to it.
03:45
Our daughter will film us on her iPhone.
03:47
Not hers, but my iPhone.
03:49
She'll film us doing it with the music going on his phone.
03:52
That's like homemade karaoke.
03:54
I can do any Abba song.
03:56
You ask me, I can do it.
03:58
Fernando is my favorite.
03:59
♫ Can you hear the drums, Fernando
04:03
Okay, stop.
04:04
[Crew] That was great.
04:05
I want more of those.