Kidman denies new film promotes atheism

November 30th, 2007 - 6:53 pm ICT by admin  

Melbourne, Nov 30 (ANI): Aussie beauty Nicole Kidman has denied that her latest fantasy film The Golden Compass promotes atheism.

The film has been attacked by the US-based Catholic League for being anti-Christian and promoting atheism for kids.

However, the 40-year-old actress, who plays the villainous Mrs Coulter in the flick, has said that the critics are way off the mark.

“I don’t think it warrants this alarming response,” News.com.au quoted her, as telling The Daily Telegraph.

“I’m a Catholic and I didn’t feel it was anti-religious when I read the screenplay, she said.

The Golden Compass is based on Philip Pullman’s best-selling novel with the same name.

Kidman also revealed that she was thrilled to learn how happy Pullman was with her performance in the film.

“He thanked me for the film and said my creation of Mrs Coulter was what he had imagined,” she said.

“That is a big thing for an actress, to hear that from the person who created her. He is probably the one person whose opinion I value more than anyone else’s.

“I hope we get to make the trilogy, because what interests me is seeing the richness of the characters unfold over the course of six hours of cinema, she added.(ANI)

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