Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Cannes Opener Star Studded; Kidman Going on Tour this Summer with Keith Urban


Nicole Kidman is finally taking a break. After making several movies back to back, Kidman will give herself time off this summer. At the Cannes black tie premiere of “Grace of Monaco,” I asked the Oscar winner what her plans were.

“We’re going on tour with Keith,” she said, with a big smile. Kidman and daughters Sunday and Faith will hit the road with dad-husband Keith Urban as he fills arenas around the US and Australia.

Nicole wowed the red carpet Wednesday night wearing a beaded blue Armani gown that couldn’t have been sexier for a mom of four. She was a real trooper all day, too, doing the “Grace” press conference with a real sense of humor, then hitting the premiere of the film– the first time she’d seen it, followed by the opening night gala dinner and after party.

She even danced with French actor Lambert Wilson during the Cannes opening ceremony from her seat in the audience at the Palais. Of course Nicole got a huge ovation.

Besides co-star Tim Roth and Cannes jurors like Willem Dafoe and Gael Garcia Bernal, other celebs on Cannes opening night included a dazzling Jane Fonda, Zoe Saldana, and Djimon Honsou.

Nicole and I talked about all four of her kids– not just Sunday and Faith, but her older kids, Connor and Bella. She’s very proud of them. “Isabella is living in London and loving it,” she told me. She was also very proud of Connor attending the recent White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington DC.

Even though it was a beautiful night in Cannes, there’s always something that goes awry. This time it was an impromptu cab strike. Taxi drivers tried to block off access to the Palais right as formally attired guests were trying to get in to “Grace of Monaco.” The French take it in stride!

Fonda, meantime, told me she’s only here for a couple of days before heading to a film shoot in Switzerland with Oscar winning director Paolo Sorrentino (“The Great Beauty”). “I have some amazing scenes with Harvey Keitel,” is all she let on about the film that also stars Michael Caine and Rachel Weisz.


Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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