Kidman’s on the Ball for comic roles
PRATFALLS, gags, or dry wit, Nicole Kidman says she’d love to give them a shot.
The Oscar winner says she never gets offered comedic roles and she’d like to change that.
“They always say I’m not funny,” Kidman said at a panel yesterday for TV critics to talk about her upcoming role in the second instalment of Foxtel’s Top of the Lake. The 50- year- old actor says she’s at a point in her life where she’s eager to try anything and isn’t worried about failure.
“I’m willing to fall on my face, I’m willing to get back up again. I want to keep trying,” she said.
She also added that she’s learning about comedy from her nine- yearold daughter Sunday Rose. And her husband Keith Urban, is “sure she has Lucille Ball in her”.
Kidman said she grew up watching comedies like I Love Lucy and her father was a fan of the satirical MAD Magazine.
“The thing that makes me close to people is laughing with them; I love it,” she said.
Top of the Lake: China Girl, which is set in Sydney, will air on Foxtel channel BBCFirst from August 20.
Kidman plays the adoptive mother to the daughter Elisabeth Moss’s character gave away at birth for adoption as a young mother.