Nicole Kidman's didgeridoo trouble
- Bang Showbiz
- 17 December 2008
Nicole Kidman could be left infertile after playing a didgeridoo, according to Aborignal folklore
Nicole Kidman could be left unable to have more children after playing a didgeridoo.
The actress appeared on German TV blowing into the traditional Australian instrument while promoting her latest film 'Australia', but Aborigine folklore warns that women who play the didgeridoo could become infertile.
Aborigine language teacher Richard Green warned: "People are going to see Nicole playing it and think it's all right. But it will mean she has no more children. It is not meant to be played by women as it will make them barren."
Alan Madden - a cultural officer with Sydney's Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council - thinks Australian star Nicole and the film's director Baz Luhrman should have known better - particularly after filming the epic movie on location in the outback of Australia, and using Aboriginal actors in the film.
He said: "I presume she doesn't know of the taboo, otherwise she wouldn't be playing it.
Nicole, 41 - who adopted two children when married to Tom Cruise, and gave birth to daughter Sunday Rose in July, her first child with second husband Keith Urban - has recently said she may stop acting to have more children.
She said: "I have to say I'm not that interested in making films anymore. I know I'm not meant to say that, but that's where it is for me now.
"In terms of my future as an actor and stuff, I don't know. I'm in a place in my life where I've had some great opportunities. And I may just choose to have some more children."
'Australia' is released in cinemas across Europe during December.