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Nicole Kidman ruled by her heart

Published:Thursday | September 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM
Nicole Kidman

Actress Nicole Kidman lets her heart rule her decision making but is very in tune with her emotional and logical sides.

Asked if she's ruled by her heart or her head, the 51-year-old actress admitted, "I always say I'm a pretty even mix, but I'm probably dominated by [my heart]. If you don't come from a feeling place, you just end up with an enormous amount of technique. I have [brains], but that can be overruled. It fluctuates, too. I have a strong sexuality. It's a huge part of who I am and my existence."


Sexual Misconduct


The Big Little Lies actress - who has children Isabella, 26, and Connor, 23, with ex-husband Tom Cruise and Sunday, 10, and Faith, seven, with husband Keith Urban, admitted that she struggles with knowing how to feel about movies made by those accused of sexual misconduct, citing the "amazing" work of disgraced director Roman Polanski - who has lived in exile outside of the United States since fleeing ahead of sentencing for statutory rape charges in 1978.

She told the new issue of Marie Claire magazine: "I look at those films that Polanski made, and they're amazing. I'm sort of navigating through it myself with my own moral compass. What do you do? Do you ban it? Or see it as art? Or judge it in this time looking back at that time? I have no answer."


Giving back


Kidman believes that it is very important for her to "give back", and her response to glory is to try to do good for someone else.

She explained, "The day after I won [the Emmy for Big Little Lies], I was in San Francisco doing a fundraiser for domestic violence. It's probably the Catholic in me, but as soon as there's some sort of glory, or you receive something, you then have got to immediately counteract it with giving back."