Kid­man’s on the Ball for comic roles

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

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.

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