Australian actress Nicole Kidman has said ‘protection’ is what she got out of her marriage with Tom Cruise. The duo had married in 1990 after starring in a film called Days of Thunder. The couple divorced in 2001, reports BBC.
‘I got married very young, but it definitely wasn’t power for me - it was protection,’ she said.
‘I married for love, but being married to an extremely powerful man kept me from being sexually harassed, ‘ she added.
‘Of course I’ve had MeToo moments - since I was little! But do I want to expose them in an article? No. Do they come out in my work? Absolutely,’ said Nicole about Hollywood’s harassment scandal.
During their marriage, Kidman and Cruise adopted two children, Isabella, now 25, and son Connor, now 23. Kidman expressed how her separation has enforced her to ‘grow up’.
‘I would work, but I was still very much cocooned. So when I came out of it at 32, 33, it’s almost like I had to grow up,’ she said.
Kidman, who married country music singer Keith Urban in 2006 have two daughters together: Sunday, 10, and Faith, seven.
The Oscar-winning star’s films include Moulin Rouge!, The Hours, Lion, The Others and Dead Calm.
Sir Michael Caine has also spoken out about the Weinstein scandal
Sir Michael, told the Radio Times that Hollywood is a safer place following the allegations made against the producer, who has worked with Harvey Weinstein three times.
‘There is one great thing, if it can be described like that, about Harvey and his behaviour. It’s that actresses are safe now. No producer would dare to do anything sexually,’ said the actor.
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