Nicole Kidman has shouted at a journalist to ask a “sexist” question about her marriage tom Cruise under the press trail of her latest film.
The actress, 54, spoke about her role as Lucille Ball in To be Ricardo’s and the real relationship between Ball and Dezi Arnaz when one Guardian The interviewer tried to compare it to her marriage to Cruise, which ended in 2001.
Kidman reflected on I love Lucy the character’s romance with Arnaz, and sometimes admits that you “fall in love with someone who will not be the person you spend the rest of your life with”.
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After the journalist asked Kidman whether she was discreetly talking about her fateful relationship with Cruise, the Oscar-winning actress quickly closed the speculation.
“Oh, my God, no, no. Absolutely not. No. I mean, it’s honestly so long ago that it’s not in this equation. So no,” Kidman
“And I want to pray that I will not be thrown that way either. It feels almost sexist to me, because I’m not sure anyone would say that to a man. And at some point you say, ‘Give me my life. In its own right. “
Kidman and Cruise married in 1990 and divorced in 2001 after adopting son Connor, now 26, and daughter Isabella, 28.
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During the interview, a wordless Kidman also declined to talk about her family life with daughters Sunday Rose, 13, and Faith Margaret, 11, saying she would “protect” them.
“No, I really need to protect them. I’ve learned to keep my mouth shut,” she said. “Thank you. They’re something I’ve struggled with before.”
Kidman, who is now married to country singer Keith Urban, rarely talks about her 10-year marriage to Cruise and reflected on why she was so open about it while they were together.
“I was young. I think I offered it?” said Nicole in an interview with Harpers Bazaar.
“Maybe I’ve become a little more anxious, but I always try to be as open as possible. I just prefer to live in the world that way.”
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