Nicole Kidman made Paddington for her kids

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman has revealed she took on the role of the villainous Millicent in 'Paddington' for her children Isabella Jane Cruise, 22, Connor Cruise, 19, Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, six and Faith Margaret Kidman Urban, four.

Nicole Kidman starred in 'Paddington' for her kids.

The 47-year-old actress - who has adopted children, Isabella Jane, 22 and Connor, 19, with her ex-husband Tom Cruise and two biological daughters, Sunday Rose, six and Faith Margaret, four, with her current spouse Keith Urban - has confessed she took on the role of the villainous Millicent so her younger children could watch her in action.

Speaking at the Australian premiere of 'Paddington' in Sydney last night (07.12.14), she said: "I just wanted to make a film for my kids... I hadn't made a film that had made people feel good for a long time. I'd made films that are darker in tone. So, it's really nice to be able to make a film where you can say, 'Yeah, bring your kids'."

The film - which is based upon the series of children's books by Michael Bond and also stars Colin Firth as the title character - has been well received by critics and audiences but Nicole insists she never expected it to be so successful.

She said: "My whole career is always a roller-coaster. I'm so random and spontaneous and unusual in my choices - I never expect anything."


  • 4 stars
  • 2014
  • UK
  • 95 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Paul King
  • Cast: Ben Whishaw (voice), Nicole Kidman, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins
  • UK release: 28 November 2014

The story of an illegal immigrant from Peru and his efforts to be integrated into British society. He's a bear, by the way. Whishaw imbues the CGI Paddington with immense charm, the rest of the cast are excellent and the exuberant direction and smart, knowing script make for a genuine delight.


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