Nicole Kidman On Starring in Two Female-Driven Projects, Big Little Lies and The Beguiled

The actress also revealed her low-key 50th birthday plans.

Hollywood royalty Nicole Kidman is "absolutely embracing" turning 50, and has revealed her chilled-out plans for her upcoming birthday.

The Big Little Lies star was attending the premiere for Sofia Coppola's The Beguiled in Los Angeles, when she said of her special day on 20 June to ET: "I'm absolutely embracing it. I try to embrace all parts of my life now because I think you just go, 'Wow. [I'm] so lucky, so blessed.'"

The actress hopes to spend it with her mother Janelle in their native Australia, continuing: "[I'm] making an effort to go back and see my mom in Australia and spend time [with her]. I've got the whole summer off, so I'm just kind of relaxing."

Kidman recently completed hit HBO series Big Little Lies with Reese Witherspoon, and on working on refreshingly female-driven projects along with The Beguiled, she went on: "I've managed to do two now! I did Big Little Lies and then The Beguiled in a row. [It's] so fantastic! I loved it! Bring it on, give me more girls, more women!"

The star recently spoke of the emotional toll of playing Celeste in the series, who is physically and mentally abused by her husband Perry (Alexander Skarsgård).

Recalling the horrifying finale, Kidman told The Hollywood Reporter: "I remember lying on the floor in the last episode, being in my underwear and having just been really thrown around.

"I just lay on the floor. I couldn't get up. I didn't want to get up. And I remember Jean-Marc [Vallée, the show's director] coming over and putting a towel over me in between the takes... I just felt completely humiliated and devastated. And angry inside. I went home and I threw a rock through a glass door."


Kidman and Witherspoon will be reuniting to adapt another book by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty soon.

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