Nicole Kidman Planning on Ditching Acting Too?!
After a string of nothing but flops and follies for four years, it looks like Nicole Kidman may give up acting. It all began with The Stepford Wives in 2004 and continued with The Interpreter, Bewitched, The Invasion, Margot at the Wedding, The Golden Compass, and now Australia. Kidman told the UK's Telegraph that, "I'm not that interested in making films any more." She adds that, "I know I'm not meant to say that, but that's where it is for me now." It seems like her glory days have gone and either needs to hire a new agent and choose better films or just settle down for a while - and she may choose the latter.
Kidman explains her situation: "I'm 41 years old and very happy being in Tennessee with my baby and with my husband (Keith Urban). I obviously have creative blood in me and it needs to come out in some way but I just don't have that burning desire any more. I'm not saying I'm never going to work again, but I'm at peace with whatever happens, which is a nice place to be at this stage of my life." Kidman is already filming Rob Marshall's Nine, a musical, and has a role in Ryan Murphy's Need as well. This isn't confirmation that she is leaving acting entirely, however, it sounds like she's not actively seeking any other projects.
I might venture a guess and say that her acting choices recently have been the problem, not her actual performances. I actually thought she did a great job in Australia, although discussing why that movie flopped is an entirely different story. However, The Invasion and Bewitched are two projects that, I think, really hurt her image. And since then its been getting worse every year. I was never a big fan of hers but then again I still think she's a great actress, it's just a matter of finding the right projects. Anyone who works in Hollywood knows that there's only one person to blame for that - their agent. Will she be missed?