Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise divorced after 11 years of marriage. The Church of Scientology also had a lot to do with their union. They are no longer a couple and have moved on, therefore, it is understandable that they will be offended if any allusions to them are made that they are still pining for each other. Nicole Kidman is putting a stop to such references.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, the Being the Ricardos actress explained what it was like to play comic Lucille Ball in the film. The film, in which Kidman co-starred with Javier Bardem as Desi Arnaz, explores both the professional and personal life of the famous couple during a frantic week of filming I Love Lucy.
“It’s about a creative and romantic relationship that doesn’t work out, But from it come some extraordinary things. And I love that. I love that it’s not a happy ending.”
“This film says you can make an extraordinary relationship thrive and leave remnants of it that exist forever, Yeah, that’s really gorgeous. You can’t make people behave how you want them to, and sometimes you’re going to fall in love with someone who isn’t going to be the person you spend the rest of your life with. And I think that’s all very relatable. You may have kids with them. You may not, but they were very much in love.”
The Journalist recounted questioning the actress “with exquisite care” in the article. She asked if Kidman’s remark was her way of talking about her marriage to Tom Cruise. The journalist also noted that Kidman became very angry after listening to the question.
“Oh, my God, no, no.” Certainly not. No. That was, after all, so long ago that it isn’t even a factor in this equation. As a result, no.”
“And I would ask not to be pigeonholed that way, either. It feels to me almost sexist, because I’m not sure anyone would say that to a man. And at some point, you go, ‘Give me my life. In its own right.'”
Nicole and Tom married in 1990 and divorced 11 years later, in 2001. Prior to their divorce, the couple adopted two children: Isabella, 29, and Connor, 26. Nobody loves being questioned about their past, which might explain Nicole’s anger.