Friday, January 09, 2009

It's Not Just This Movie Nicole


Wow. Nicole Kidman just threw a grenade and burned some serious bridges. It isn't like she was getting a lot of work anyway. With her outrageous fee for a film and her history of turning any project into a glorious bust, the last thing she needs to do is tick the people off who might give her a job in the future.

Nicole was on a radio program in Sydney talking about the movie Australia. She told the station, "I can't look at this movie and be proud of what I've done." She then went on to say that she never has seen herself in any movie except Australia and Moulin Rouge which is a lie because I guarantee you Tom made her watch Far And Away with her. Guarantee it.

"I don't usually see my films, but because of Baz I had to see it," she said. "I saw Moulin Rouge. I've really only seen that and this in my whole career. It gets worse as I get older."

It gets worse for all of us Nicole. She did praise Hugh Jackman and Brandon Walters but said she could not connect to the film at all. When an actress says something like that, they are blaming the director. Baz is the guy who has actually given her work when no one else seems to want to. He probably fought for her and paid her outrageous fee when everyone else probably laughed and now she is throwing him under a bus.

Good luck ever working with him again or anyone else. It isn't like she isn't used to movies tanking, but I guess someone finally explained to her that maybe she was the reason they were tanking and so she needed to blame someone else so the money train would keep rolling. So, she decided to blame Baz. Nice. If the movie had made Titanic money she would have been thrilled with her performance and wondered where in the hell her Oscar nomination was. The best thing that could happen is Baz goes and makes another movie that does Titanic money with a different leading lady and Nicole is forced to do Days Of Thunder 2.

15 comments:

JS said...

Nicole isn't my favorite actress, but I wonder if she was meaning to take some of the blame for this not being that good, as opposed to putting the blame elsewhere....

notachance said...

Baz created this movie with ONLY Nicole in mind for that part. He never once considered another actress.

I have read her words quite a few times and it appears that she is passing it off on Baz, but then on next read you think she is taking the credit for her own poor performance. Maybe she decided that eating the humble pie (she won't gain an ounce on that one) was just another way to play the victim - something she's extremely good at.

sandman said...

never understood why broads like this wooden statue & any of her dumb movies.
she puts guys to sleep zzzzzzzzzz

dreadpiratecuervo said...

I can't see her selling out Baz like that. I think she was talking about herself.

Ror said...

This is GREAT NEWS!

Now Nicole is free to 'act' with Lindsey Lohan in the next Herbie the Love Bug flick!

Man...Hollywood rocks

jax said...

i thought she meant seeing herself on the big screen, not in the movie. weird.

DNfromMN said...

honestly she was the worst part of Australia. Her version of comedic acting is very 1920s wide eyed slapstick without the violence.

The movie could have done without the 3rd hour, though.

Jamie's Girl said...

actually it was misread, if not mis-stated. She has always said she has NEVER seen a movie she is in becausd she critiques herself personally too hard including her acting, so she stays away from the final film. Many actors are like this. They don't want to bog themselves down with the directing and production of something when all they are is an actor. Hence the statement "It gets worse as I get older". She doesn't like to see the films, not that the films are bad..

"I don't usually see my films, but because of Baz I had to see it," she said. "I saw Moulin Rouge. I've really only seen that and this in my whole career. It gets worse as I get older."

Sylvia said...

Never felt she was that good of an actress to have gotten an Oscar.

hotchacha said...

I think I'd rather hear the whole interview than guess at what she meant. Intonation would really help put this into clearer context.

That said, I'd like to personally offer to pay for that girl to get a dye job that goes all the way to the roots. This granny grey effect in the front is getting on my last nerve.

nancer said...

NK was phenomenal in 'dead calm.' she truly was. most of that movie is her and she made an impression on most people who saw it. i thought she was great in 'the hours' too. i don't know what's happened to her. she's never been the same since tom. it's like something in her i could connect with when i watched her is just gone. sad, really.

Mooshki said...

Nancer, I really think it's the botox. I don't think she can show emotion in her face anymore.

Cindy said...

She is the most over-rated actress I have ever seen -- other than Meryl Streep -- and I have to give Meryl at least a thumbs up for The Devil Wears Prada, where I TOTALLY believed her character. Kidman is a no talent -- always has been, always will be. I just don't get the accolades for her...it must be beyond me.

bionic bunny! said...

i agree, she was great in "dead calm".
i think tommy girl just sucks the life out of everything he touches.

Kitty said...

Nicole has botoxed her credibility as a serious actor. She should retire from the big screen and move into the daytime soaps with the other botoxed mannequins.