‘I’ve been turned down for film roles because of my age’ says Nicole Kidman


Los Angeles: Nicole Kidman has insisted that older actresses often shy away from films because of their age, and while no one has told her that she has “past her due date”, she feels that Hollywood has an age problem.

Speaking to Dujour magazine, “There is a general consensus in the industry that as a female actor, at around 40, you’re done. I’ve never heard anyone sitting in a chair saying, ‘Aapni apni niyuta hai. ‘There have been times when you’ve been turned down and the door has been closed for you.’ That’s definitely changing and moving on.

The ‘Being the Ricardos’ star also said that “you must have a thick skin” as an actress.

She has been vocal about ageism in Hollywood for several years, as she said during her acceptance speech at the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards, saying the industry is doing a good job of accepting women over 40. The actress said, “I want to thank all of you for the wonderful performances you have given you in your career and how wonderful it is that today our careers can be over 40 years old. Twenty years ago, we were at this point in our lives.” We’re pretty washed out of the level, so that’s not the case now. We’ve proved that, and these actresses and more, are proving that we’re powerful and powerful and viable.”

Meanwhile, Nicole also told DuJour magazine that her stage fright has become even more “intense” in recent years. She explained, “I almost had a heart attack doing that play. As you get older, the stage fright gets more intense. Everyone said it would be less scary. It didn’t happen.”

“I have a great desire to be there for him. I don’t want to miss his bedtime. That bedtime is very important to me. We talk. We try to have some consistency. The biggest The consistency is ‘I am here and I love you and that will never change.’ It’s a constant balance,” she said.

The Oscar-winning star, who has children—Sunday, 13, and Faith, 10, with Keith Urban, as well as Isabella, 29, and Connor, 26, with her ex-husband Tom Cruise, enjoys spending time in Nashville. Tennessee, along with their young daughters, put themselves under the stress of a live performance.

First published:December 25, 2021, 3:41 am

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