Nicole Kidman is not a texter: ‘Keith & I don’t ever text. We call, we’re old school’

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Nicole Kidman covers the latest issue of InStyle Mag, and woo, boy, is this cover shot not great. What’s weird is that the rest of the InStyle photos are fine, but this shot just comes in too close, and Nicole’s hair is just too light these days. That was the problem I had with Kidman in Cannes too – she was wearing beautiful clothes, her makeup was on-point, she doesn’t look crazy-Botoxed these days, but THE HAIR. The hair is struggling. Anyway, Nicole chats about Big Little Lies (for which she’ll likely win an Emmy) and The Beguiled. Some highlights:

On working with her friends in the cast of Big Little Lies: “I always say when women unite and work together, we’re very powerful. One, because we’re very loyal. And two, we’re all multitaskers, and we can get stuff done. It’s a beautiful thing when you can actually make a project work based on true friendships.”

On the apparently glamorous life of an actor: “As much as it looks really glitzy, acting is a job for me. I’m not a celebrity who’s going to go out just because. That’s not my nature.”

On getting into character: “On Big Little Lies I was completely disturbed by it. It penetrated. Everything does in different ways, but that’s the place you exist when you work creatively… Also, that was dealing with [domestic violence] issues that are very, very present. I meet people all the time who are going through it. And I experienced it in that way [on set] where I would come home and be physically hurt at times.”

On fashion: “There are dreams attached to fashion. When it’s presented in a way where you go [gasp], it just makes you feel good. It allows me to express what I’m feeling, as in, I want to wear that because that’s actually my rebellion right now. Or that’s my way of fitting in. Or it’s my way of saying no. Or it’s my way of saying I’m different.”

On the relationships in her life: “…a lot of my forces are maternal. I mean, they’re romantic too. I’ve always chosen to have really deep, intense romantic relationships. I don’t flit around… I don’t dabble.”

On keeping in touch with friends and family:
“I call. People text, and then I text back ‘Just call me.’ I like the voice. Keith and I don’t ever text. We call. That’s just what we’ve always done. We’re old school.”

[From InStyle]

I’d rather talk to someone rather than text too, but I suspect that’s because I am not one of the young ones. Neither is Kidman – she’s turning 50 very soon, so generationally, she has an excuse to not be a texter. As for what she says about “choosing” to have “really deep, intense romantic relationships”… that’s interesting. I never really think of it as a choice? Some people are just drawn to those kinds of deep, romantic relationships and some people aren’t. Like, I can’t do those kinds of relationships. Is that a choice or is it just the way I’m hardwired?

Photos courtesy of InStyle by Will Davidson.

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  1. minx says:

    Oh dear, that cover picture. Not just her hair…her forehead is so smooth and botoxed it appears to be sliding down over her eyes and they look really small. Why, why?

    • Tanguerita says:

      and her hairline is slowly sliding into the Queen Elizabeth the First territory.

  2. Loopy says:

    oh my I ate calls ,the only calls I make are mostly at work,even my parents finally got on the whatsapp band wagon. I get anxiety when I receive certain calls.

    • Craven says:

      I am the exact opposite. I find texts and even emails on my phone really intrusive. And I hate replying them because its so easy for the reader to miss my intended tone and I refuse to sprinkle my messages with goofy emojis. In fact my text and email notifications on my phone are on mute. If I chance on your message then fine but if it was an emergency, you should have just called me.

  3. QueenElisabeth says:

    holy photoshop batman!

  4. QQ says:

    I HATE phone calls HATE them i will text you and voice note you happily into oblivion…

    Hmm Coming from a Fresh Break up ( due to just a LOT of differences, staying friendly) but generally being a pragmatic person I think two things: Yes Falling crazy in Love, Damned Common sense Is an Active choice, That said you do get occasions where you might just be hit by the lightning bolt of attraction/Chemistry and that sh*t is SUPER powerful BUT me not being Carrie Bradshaw or those types that swoon and want to be all-consumed by love etc I tend to walk away from that type of sh*t.. mostly cause i don’t like other people exerting that kind of control over my general well being?, cause make no mistake, those torrid *ss situations will drive you NUTTY, every text/call/plans/weekends wasted away f*cking til you’re crampy and you NEED to consume food are.. a LOT

    • Lilix40 says:

      QQ you’re the best 😂😂😂 wholeheartedly agree with your assessment of lightning bolts in relationships. And sorry to hear about your break up! Hope you feel better soon

    • Egla says:

      I agree with everything you said. Right now I have a Cristian friend who has a cross tattooed on her forearm who is going to keep Ramazan (I think is fasting for muslims, hope not to have written it wrong) because her boyfriend convinced her to with his logic to do so. This relationship has consumed her so much in every aspect that she is right now just plain miserable but still…. I hate to be in one relationship like that and I have avoided all the drama in my life. It’s hard but it can be done. I need stability in my life, I need logic, I need feelings and people I can handle or else I stop enjoying my life and it turns into work for me. And for anyone jumping in, no I don’t think there is anything wrong with fasting per se. Just keep in mind that it is a very serious thing and done mostly by hardcore muslim (other religions have variations of that to) so not something you do just because…

      QQ sorry to hear about the break up but at least you are still friendly and keeping it cool.

      As for Nicole she is fine. Age hasn’t touched her legs I see. Envyyyyyyy

    • mee says:

      agree about both texting and voice calls – even though i’m old;-)

      and as well about the relationship thing. i get a little weirded out by super intense romantic types especially when they come on too strong at the beginning. it’s not really my style although like you said, if the guy were hot and the chemistry were intense… maybe??

      sorry the relationship didn’t work out. so hard…

  5. astrid says:

    I suspect Nicole and Keith are above the daily grind and that they can stop whatever they’re doing and actually talk. Most of us don’t have that luxury. It’s a lot easier for me and my husband to quietly/quickly text each other during the day then to call.

  6. Léna says:

    I feel like I already heard that story. Maybe she has nothing to talk about

    • Lafawnda says:

      I’ve heard it before too. She has talked about it before, I remember reading about this a while back.

    • INeedANap says:

      Honestly, I think she is just a private person, especially after separating from Tom Cruise. Those Scientology people are no joke and I think she was tracked down for a while. I can imagine she keeps things closer to the chest now. Good for her.

  7. Kath says:

    I would give her a break on the hair. Nicole has spoken recently about how she’s destroyed her hair by constantly straightening and dying it, so she’s now wearing wigs and hairpieces for events while rocking her natural hair off-duty (see recent photos in Sydney).

    Curly/frizzy hair tends to be more fragile than other types (and I should know!), so I think she chopped it all off a few months ago and is starting again.

  8. perplexed says:

    I think her face looks good here. She looks less tweaked or whatever the right term is.

    Certainly, she has an amazing body for any age.

    • Nibbi says:

      i agree. her lips and teeth/ smile look like they used to way back when…. she looks like herself here, young as hell, sure, but LIKE. HERSELF. which is nice to see. gone are the overinjected worm lips, all that mess.