Daring Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman deliberately chooses film roles which she knows will attract criticism because she doesn't want to be ''safe''.
Nicole Kidman doesn't ever want a "safe" love life.
The actress - who was wed to actor Tom Cruise for 10 years and is now married to country singer Keith Urban - always opts for "extreme" romances and movies because she would hate to have a boring life.
She said: "In the end I hope my life will be a mix of extreme love and bold artistic choices. I've never wanted to be safe. I've never chosen safe relationships. And I've never chosen safe films."
The 42-year-old actress is so keen to make a point, she actively "seeks out" film roles she will be criticised for.
She explained: "If you're taking risks it isn't always going to work, and year, it hurts sometimes. But I have a career where I have had to weather the storms. It's become second nature to me. I'm used to my roles and the movies I'm in being criticised. I seek it out. In my life I do not seek out a safe place. I like existing in an uncomfortable place artistically."
The red-haired starlet is so determined to star in films she enjoys, she doesn't care whether they're a success or not.
She said: "To be honest with you, it's never been important to me. I have very avant-garde tastes - that's just what I'm drawn to. Sometimes that means working on tiny, often unheard-of artistic endeavours, sometimes it means working on movies like 'Australia' or 'Moulin Rouge!', which make big, bold, epic statements.
"I make films that aren't everybody's cup of tea, I realise that. I get it. But that's where I am. I want to take risks. I want excitement, danger and uncertainty."