Kidman doffs cap to Campion
Nicole Kidman donned a shower cap and kissed Naomi Watts at the Women in Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards in Los Angeles, making a statement not about sexuality, but rather about her career.
Kidman talked about a role in a Jane Campion student film that she had turned down at age 14.
“I am horrified to report that I passed on the part she offered me,” Kidman, 47, said at the event Tuesday night. “My excuse was that I had final exams to study for, but the truth is the part would have required me to appear up on the screen wearing a shower cap and kissing a girl.”
What Kidman wanted, she said, were roles where she played the ingenue with long flowing hair and boys to kiss.
“I was not ready to do the kind of work that threatened anybody. Well, today I know better, and I say, ‘Jane, if you’re out there. … I’m ready to don this cap.’ ”
ARE YOU listening Jane Campion? Nicole Kidman’s ready for you.