‘Awful question’: Kidman shuts down Q&A
IT SEEMS Nicole Kidman hates audience Q&As; as much as the rest of us.
The Aussie star shut down an audience member's cheeky question at a post-screening Q&A for her latest film Destroyer at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Destroyer is just the latest in a string of transformative roles for Kidman, who this time 'de-glams' to play an LAPD cop plagued by past trauma who, as director Karyn Kusama told Vanity Fair, "wears her ugliness on the outside."
Given so many of Kidman's recent roles - from Lion to Big Little Lies, Paddington to Top of the Lake - have seen her donning different wigs to create her characters, one plucky audience member asked the star an irreverent - but not unreasonable - question.
The audience member was a man by the name of Sam Herbst - a genuine Kidman fan who even hosts The Kidmanifesto described as "the first and only podcast dedicated to the queen of acting, Nicole Kidman." (This is an excellent topic for a podcast, FYI).
News.com.au reached out to Herbst directly to find out just what he asked. Here's his question in full:
"I've spent the last year ranking your movies by things like wigs and this movie is pretty wig-heavy; how do you think it ranks and do you have any other favourites?"
According to Olsen, Kidman shut it down "lightly but genuinely," but still - ouch.
Herbst told news.com.au that the Q&A moderator then repeated the question for both Kidman and the audience to hear, before suggesting they move on to the next question.
"I was a little embarrassed at first because I didn't want her to think I was being trivial or reducing her craft to wigs or costumes, but now I think the whole thing is so funny," Herbst told us.
"And she's welcome to come on the podcast anytime to help me rank Destroyer."
Let the record state: Nicole Kidman - wearer of wigs in just about every on-screen role she's had for the past decade - is not here for your silly wig questions. Wig, okay.