Now here’s something you don’t see everyday – a movie star giving an honest assessment of their work. And not a very complimentary one, either.
Nicole Kidman has said that she ‘can’t feel proud’ of her performance in Baz Luhrmann’s epic Australia.
In fact, she says she "couldn’t connect emotionally" to the movie and "squirmed" when she saw herself playing British aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley at the premiere in Oz!
Remembering the November screening in Sydney, which she attended with husband Keith Urban, the star told 2dayFM, "I can’t look at this movie and be proud of what I’ve done.
"I sat there and I looked at Keith and went ‘Am I any good in this movie?’"
And although she said that her co-star Hugh Jackman was great in the movie, she added, "It’s just impossible for me to connect to it emotionally at all."
Nicole wasn’t alone in her harsh assement. Many critics savaged the film – and it seems that she had an idea what she was in for.
London’s Daily Mail reports that Tom Cruise’s ex was so nervous about her performance, she left the country straight after the premiere with Keith and daughter Sunday Rose, so that she wouldn’t have to face the critics’ response.
"We ran because I didn’t want to read anything. I didn’t want to know," she admitted on air.