Nicole Kidman as "Evie Stoker" in a scene from the motion picture "Stoker." Credit: Macall Polay, Fox Searchlight
TORONTO - Nicole Kidman doesn't work much these days, opting to spend most of her time at home with her daughters. But she made an exception for The Railway Man, a film about World War II atrocities starring Colin Firth.
"I wanted to do it because of what it's about: forgiveness," she says. "I'd never worked with Colin. I subsequently did another and I'm about to do another. I'm now attached at the hip to him."
She's referring to Before I Go to Sleep and the Woody Allen movie Kidman and Firth are currently shooting in France.
At Railway Man's after-party at the Hive, Kidman, clad in a sexy Altuzarra suit, was barefoot, her heels kicked to the side. "Did you just take your shoes off too? Adorable," she said to this reporter, who followed her comfort-seeking lead.
Her daughters Faith, 2, and Sunday, 5, were home in Nashville with Kidman's husband, Keith Urban. And Kidman was heading back Saturday morning to be with them, after 24 hours in Toronto. It's a big year for her, with Grace of Monaco also slated for release (although the date is in flux).
"I do a film and I take four months off. I've been in Nashville. We've been out on the tour bus. It's so fun. I love it," Kidman says. "We went to St. Louis and Birmingham and Indianapolis. The kids love it. There's a coziness."
And her girls can't get enough. "Faith loves to dance on the side of the stage and Sunday likes to watch movies. You've got the actress and the musician," Kidman says.