Nicole Kidman conceived daughter Sunday Rose, 3 1/2 months, in Kununurra, Western Australia, while filming the movie Australia, and Nicole says that right from the start, she felt a connection to the region,
“I arrived in Kununurra and we went straight to the set. I was kind of reeling for about three days. Then it started to capture me. Today, I was saying to my husband, who’s here, ‘It’s got me.’ It grabs hold of you; there’s something in the air, the sunrises and the sunsets. There’s something in the earth and the nature of the people. Before you know it, you’re a part of the land, which is what we’re trying to put into the film.”
The comment was prophetic, as the first interview took place right before Sunday was conceived. Nicole commented on there being something in the “fertility waters” of the region. And, despite “some bad morning sickness” while filming, Australia ranks as one of her favourite film experiences, if only for one very primal reason – she now has her own Kununurra kid, Sunday Rose.
“Basically this film has given me everything I wanted out of it,” Kidman says when we resume our interview 15 months after meeting on location. “She (the baby) is such a blessing and I hope the film is a blessing in the same way, because to receive her at this stage in my life was such a surprise. But at the same time, oh, what a beautiful thing to be given, and by chance.”
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And, Nicole says, after two miscarriages with ex-husband Tom Cruise, she and husband Keith Urban were not trying for a baby when Sunday was conceived!
“When you’re in the middle of a film, it’s not something… I mean, that wasn’t something I was planning,” she says. “It was a beautiful surprise.”
On how Sunday is doing,
“She’s good, she’s growing and she’s just so precious. I take her everywhere; she’s that kind of baby who’s willing to be with her mama,” Kidman coos. “She’s pretty mobile. She’s actually been very easy and lovely.”
Nicole is currently rehearsing in London for her next movie project, Nine. The musical co-stars Penelope Cruz, Kate Hudson, Dame Judi Dench, Marion Cotillard, and Daniel Day-Lewis, which she is a bit nervous about!
“I’m only working a couple of weeks in it and it’s so lovely to have this rapport with other women. And it’s nice to be singing and dancing again, but I’m really nervous to do it,” she says. “Because I’ve just had a baby, I’m behind the eight ball a bit – your body can’t do certain things,” she says. “I’m like, ‘Hang on, I can’t hip-hop.’ But (director) Rob Marshall has been wonderful and they’ve all been so accommodating – they’ve adapted certain things for me, and for having the baby around the set. I’ve had her there the whole time and she knows all the songs and has given them the thumbs up. Of course, with Keith, she’s surrounded by music – she’s very at peace with it.”
Source: Herald Sun