Just a few days after one Academy Award winner eviscerated President-elect Donald Trump during a Golden Globes acceptance speech, another Oscar-winner is coming forward with reserved support for the surprise winner of the November election. Nicole Kidman believes that Americans should “accept and support” Donald Trump as their incoming president, telling BBC News, “whatever, however that happened, he’s there and let’s go.” While the actress, who has both Australian and American citizenship said she does not usually like to talk politics, she told the broadcaster that “he’s now elected” and “we as a country need to support whoever the president is, because that’s what the country’s based on.”
Kidman, who is a U.N. Women goodwill ambassador did not, however, endorse the president-elect or any of his policies, saying that she focuses on “political issues” rather than political figures. “I’m very, very committed to women’s issues in terms of I do a lot of fundraising for U.N. Women and I do a lot of traveling for them,” she added. “I also do an enormous amount of fundraising for breast and ovarian cancer, because that’s something that’s affected my family deeply. So they’re my issues that I’m very attached to.”
In 2015, Kidman appeared onstage at the Women in the World London Summit where she was interviewed by the conference’s founder, Tina Brown. The Academy Award-winning actress opened up about her 2001 divorce from Tom Cruise, saying, “To be completely honest, I was running from my life at that time. During that time I worked a lot. That culminated in winning an Oscar [in 2002, for her role as Virginia Woolf in The Hours] … and I was sitting in the Beverly Hills Hotel and it was all extraordinary, and I was the loneliest I’ve ever been.” Below, watch full interview with Kidman in which she discusses Trump’s election as president and talks about why she feels like she’s never given a “great” performance.
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