Nine Perfect Strangers star Nicole Kidman takes the cover story of Marie Claire Australia‘s September 2021 edition lensed by fashion photographer Darren McDonald. In charge of styling was Naomi Smith, with creative direction from Sarah Hughes. Beauty is work of hair stylist Sophie Roberts, makeup artist Liz Kelsh, and manicurist Betty Rose.
I wish I’d had more children, but I wasn’t given that choice. I would’ve loved 10 kids, but that’s OK because I get to mother other children. I have six nieces and nephew and I’m godmother to 12. I love mothering, I love kids: they’re quirky, funny and unfiltered. And then you get to see them grow and send them on their way. – Kidman on motherhood
I’m shocked and astounded, but also incredibly proud and grateful because I know what it means to get here. Everything is hard-earned; none of it’s handed on a platter. Not for me, nor my husband. Keith always says that every brick in this house is a gig. We never forget that. – Kidman on her success as a producer and actress
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