Nicole Kidman is committed to bringing her characters to life on screen. In her new limited series “Nine Perfect Strangers”, Kidman revealed that she stayed in the character for five months while filming in Australia.
The 54-year-old Emmy- and Oscar-winning actress told reporters during a Television Association critics panel last week that while filming the Hulu drama, she did not break his accent.
Kidman plays a mysterious Russian wellness guru named Masha whose intentions are unclear.
“Nine Perfect Strangers” is an adaptation of the 2018 novel of the same name, written by Liane Moriarty, who also wrote “Big Little Lies,” in which Kidman was also.
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“I wanted a very calm healing energy to emerge all the time,” Kidman explained. “So I remember going to people and sort of putting my hand on their heart, holding their hand, they were talking to me or using my name, Nicole, when I completely ignored them.”
“I would only respond as Masha,” she said.
Kidman admitted that staying in character was “the only way [she] could really relate to people… I felt like otherwise, I would do a performance and I didn’t want to feel that way. “
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She joked that she was a little “crazy”.
Earlier in the panel, Kidman described the show as “trippy” and “crazy.”
“When people say define what it is, we still can’t,” she said. “I mean, I dare you to ask any of us what genre this is.” We have no idea.
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“Nine Perfect Strangers” also features Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Shannon, Luke Evans, Regina Hall and Samara Weaving.
The series is available to stream on Hulu.
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