Kid­man doffs cap to Cam­pion

Los Angeles Times - - CALENDAR - — Christie D’Zurill a

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.’ ”

Charley Gallay Getty Im­ages for Women In Film

ARE YOU lis­ten­ing Jane Cam­pion? Ni­cole Kid­man’s ready for you.

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