Nicole Kidman: Only Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Can Relate to What I Had With Tom Cruise

Nicole Kidman: Only Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Can Relate to What I Had With Tom Cruise

Actress tells Vanity Fair that playing Virginia Woolf helped her get over her divorce

Nicole Kidman said life with Tom Cruise was surreal, yet deeply romantic in a new interview with Vanity Fair.

The kind of media scrutiny the couple endured during their decade-long marriage has rarely been equaled, Kidman noted, saying that few people other than Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie could understand the flashbulb intensity of that kind of love affair.

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“If you really focus on each other and you're in that bubble, it's very intoxicating, because it's just the two of you,” Kidman tells the magazine. “And there is only one other person that's going through it. So it brings you very close, and it's deeply romantic. I'm sure Brad and Angelina have that–because there's nobody else that understands it except that person who's sleeping right next to you.”

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Kidman was apparently booked by Vanity Fair for its December cover before her upcoming project “Grace of Monaco,” about Grace Kelly, was pushed from a Christmas season release to a March 2014 debut. Whatever the particulars of her cover selection may be, the actress, who is now married to country singer Keith Urban, was in a reflective mood.

She told Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner that her Oscar-winning role as Virginia Woolf in 2002's “The Hours” helped her get her priorities in order, with the author's suicide scene providing a moment of epiphany.

“Walking into the river with those stones in my pockets–I chose life,” Kidman said. “At the time, I was at a low point, and by playing her, it put me into a place of appreciating life.”

  • Bob

    Kidman is a pathological liar .. Don't believe a word of it.

    • jan smiths

      she has had more plastic surgery than kanye west.

      • Gerard Kennelly

        google Lisa McPherson

        • lmayer

          Ok, I did. And I see was part of Scientology, but what does her death have to do with Kidman and Cruise? Yes, they were members too, still, no windows to the Kidman/Cruise relationship. So why did you post this?

    • Gerard Kennelly

      why did kidman divorce cruise ?
      why did holmes divorce cruise ?
      google Lisa McPherson

      • Steven

        FYI, Cruise left Kidman. That's why she was so devastated. At the time, she said it was totally unexpected. Funny thing is, Cruise experienced the same blind hit, when Holmes left him.

    • Nick Trim

      What on earth are you talking about?

  • susan

    what does the death of the women have to do with Nicole and Tom's divorce? Not sure if it was the real love she described because I heard Tom shoots blanks and Nicole got pregnant by another man and that's why he left her.. Plus apparently Nicole is Bi and sleeps with everyone on her sets. Who knows.

  • Lola

    He did not love her anymore and wanted divorce. I think she has hard time understanding his point of view. She is not able to understand that why such a beauty could not hold her husband. Well maybe she became cold and not sexy enough for Tom Cruse.

  • lmayer

    Cockamamie headline. Lying next to someone puts you in association with others in love? Yes, I'll buy that, but there's something monumental missing in this story.

  • Lee Leonard

    Kidman had too much plastic surgery and blown up lips- she looks nothing like the little girl tom cruise married, and all the nudity, would you want to stay married to a “star” who showed everything, anytime – now she's different with the country singer?
    How long will that marriage last. She still loves Cruise.

  • Lee Leonard

    I have heard that she is not a very nice person. I guess all that money and fame that she got BECAUSE OF CRUISE went to her head.

  • Lee Leonard

    Katie Holmes should have had her baby and stayed single. She has enough money of her own, even if Tom has a quarter of a billion.

  • Lee Leonard

    I meant that Kidman is not a nice person. I heard this thru the grapevine. Katie Holmes is still a young girl. Too young for Cruise. What happened to Mimi Rogers. I know she was on Two and a half Men for awhile. Tom should stop getting married for awhile. He is too busy making big bucks with the same type of movies, over and over again.