Everyone’s talking about Nicole Kidman‘s smooth, slightly pained face on the cover of US Vogue, but whether she’s been on the ‘tox or it’s the result of overzealous photoshopping, we think that’s the least interesting thing to discuss here.
Vogue gave Nicole Kidman, 48, the “73 Questions” treatment to accompany her eighth US Vogue cover, at her Australian country estate.
Observation: Nicole Kidman probably doesn’t muck out the stables at the farm. At least, not in this outfit.
Wearing a pure-white, lace, floor-length gown and an Akubra – isn’t that how we all get around at the farm? -and sitting on the steps of her grand country homestead, Kidman greets the Vogue interviewer with a “G’day mate, welcome to Australia!”
It’s voyeuristic heaven — and not only do we get to see inside Nicole Kidman’s house, we also learn some unexpected things about the Oscar-winner.
1. She’s Aussie as, mate.
She may be a big Hollywood star, but Kidman wants everyone to know she’s Aussie and proud – she’s almost self-consciously Australian. Her favourite bands? “Acca dacca and INXS”. Also, she says “g’day”. Do you say “g’day?”.
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2. She loves country music but mostly Keith Urban.
Before they met, she’d never heard of her husband Keith Urban. But now? She’s his biggest fan. Her favourite thing about going on tour with him is “being on top of each other” in the tour bus. And she really likes country music. No, really, she does. Her favourite lyrics written by her well-coiffed significant other are, “So you meet someone/The only one/You take her by the hand/Make a stand/Buy some land/Make some love/And then babies come.” Genius.
3. She does impressions. But maybe shouldn’t.
Her impression of Tweety Bird is execrable. She can, however, pull off Little Quacker. She’s partial to Snuffleupagus.
4. Her favourite fashion trend is every girl’s saviour.
Kidman, like many a girl, loves the ease that a pair of black opaque tights brings (read: we don’t have to shave our legs ALL WINTER). They’re her favourite fashion trend ever. To “prom”, (she corrects the interviewer, explaining that we call it a formal) she wore a vintage black flapper dress. So did I (read: Miss Shop abomination with sparkles on it).
Watch Nicole’s 73 Questions… Post continues after video.