At 51, actor Nicole Kidman says she has been teased for her faith but isn’t afraid to tell the world that she is a strong believer in God who was “raised praying.”
The subject of the May issue of Vanity Fair’s, cover story, the “chameleonic” actor reveals she and her musician husband, Keith Urban, along with their children are a church-going family even though “a lot of my friends tease me.”
“That’s how we are raising our children. Keith has his own beliefs but he comes, too. I had a very Catholic grandmother, and I was raised praying, so that had massive impact. I wouldn’t say it’s absolutism, there’s constant questioning—I’m a willful, feisty girl. For me it’s very important that I don’t have judgment. My dad would always say, ‘Tolerance is the most important thing,’” she says.
Lately says Kidman, she has been crying a lot “Because… Life!”
With the passage of time, she is now more aware of her own mortality and is wasting no time being afraid.
“I’m far more raw and honest now, because before I used to be so scared. So now I’m just like, ‘What the hell. Share, share ideas, share.’ And it’s not safe to do that sometimes, because you’re suddenly exposed. But at the same time it makes you feel closer to people,” she explains.
Kidman’s latest Vanity Fair cover marks her 10th for the publication.