Nicole Kidman, 40, graces the cover of the July 2008 issue of Vogue. Inside there’s a 16 page photo spread taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz, while Nicole was filming Baz Luhrmann’s, Australia. Here’s some highlights from the interview:
On being pregnant: “The whole experience is so primal.” When asked if she is really 7 months along (since her baby bump is so small), she replied, “Just look at how I’m sitting here with my legs apart”—her knees out at a 45-degree angle. “This is the way you have to sit when you’re pregnant.”
On living in Tennessee: “I’ve been in Tennessee, just sitting. We have a farm there, and I have an organic vegetable garden. This is a path I’d not taken before. My mum’s always gardened. My sister gardens. And I’ve now conformed to the Kidman women’s hobby of gardening. And it is just a hobby. I’m not feeding the troops. There’s a softness to the Tennessee landscape that I just love. It’s very beautiful out there. We have deer and wild turkeys.”
On carrying her own child: “When I first saw the baby on the ultrasound, I started crying. I didn’t think I’d get to experience that in my lifetime. I like the unpredictable nature of it. To feel life growing with you is something very, very special, and I’m going to embrace that completely. I don’t believe in flittering around the edges of things. You’re either going to walk through life and experience it fully or you’re going to be a voyeur. And I’m not a voyeur.”
On attracting certain people during pregnancy: “My sister has had four kids, and she says that when you’re pregnant you draw people to you who are genuinely happy. She’s right. It taps into that thing in human nature that is universal and collective and beautiful.”
On getting pregnant later in life: “You can fight life. You can wriggle and squirm and say, ‘This isn’t right.’ But I’m glad I’ve learned to let things flow. I’m now so much more capable of receiving love and giving it in a far different way. So to be given the blessing of a child at this stage of my life…you just say, ‘Wow, this was meant to be.’ ”
To read the full interview, go to Vogue.