Nicole Kidman squirmed in her seat while watching ‘Australia’

January 9th, 2009 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS  

Nicole KidmanLondon, Jan 9 (IANS) Australian actress Nicole Kidman has confessed that she thought her recent release “Australia” was a dud.Kidman has opened up that she couldn’t bear to watch the 50 million pounds movie directed by Baz Luhrmann when she attended the premiere in Sydney November last year, reports

Kidman, plays an English aristocrat in the movie who falls for a cowboy played by fellow Australian co-star Hugh Jackman as they drive a herd of cattle across the outback.

However, the actress couldn’t look at the movie and be proud of her performance. She revealed that she “squirmed” in her seat throughout the premiere.

“I can’t look at this movie and be proud of what I’ve done. I sat there and I looked at Keith (Urban) and went ‘Am I any good in this movie?’” she said.

“It’s just impossible for me to connect to it emotionally at all,” she added.

She said that she was so nervous about her performance that she fled form her native country as soon as the premiere was over with her husband and their five-month-old daughter Sunday Rose.

“We ran because I didn’t want to read anything. I didn’t want to know. I saw my sister and my family and we saw Keith’s family and then we were straight on a plane,” she said.

The film opened poorly in the US and reviewers described her performance as “brittle, frozen and vapid”.

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