‘They al­ways say I’m not funny’

Known for drama chops, Ni­cole Kid­man is dy­ing to do a com­edy

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ENTERTAINMENT - BY ALI­CIA RANCILIO

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,’’ said Kid­man Sat­ur­day at a panel for TV crit­ics to talk about her up­com­ing role in the sec­ond in­stall­ment of Sun­danceTV’s “Top of the Lake.’’

The 50-year-old ac­tress said 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-year-old daugh­ter with her hus­band Keith Ur­ban, whom she’s “sure has Lu­cille Ball in her.’’

Speak­ing to a group of re­porters af­ter the panel, Kid­man said she grew up watch­ing com­edy shows 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 added.

“Top of the Lake: China Girl’’ de­buts in a three-night event be­gin­ning Sept. 10 on Sun­danceTV.

Kid­man plays the adop­tive mother to the daugh­ter Elis­a­beth Moss’ char­ac­ter gave away at birth for adop­tion as a young mother.

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Ni­cole Kid­man par­tic­i­pates in the “Top of the Lake: China Girl” panel dur­ing the AMC and Sun­dance TV Tele­vi­sion Crit­ics As­so­ci­a­tion Sum­mer Press Tour at the Bev­erly Hil­ton on Sat­ur­day in Bev­erly Hills, Calif.

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