She is the mother of two adopted children, and now stars in a film about a young man on a quest to find his birth family.
And Nicole Kidman says the desire to learn of one’s background is a ‘universal’ one. Speaking with InTouch Weekly, the actress, 49, seemed to suggest her adopted children Isabella, 23, and Connor, 21, were interested in finding more about their birth parents when she said, ‘We live in an ever more transparent world, technologically speaking. Kids are resourceful, and the need to know your origin story is universal.’
The actress also said that a family’s experience in the matter is ‘distinct and private.’ Nicole adopted daughter Isabella and son Connor during her marriage to Tom Cruise. The actors were married from 1990 to 2001.
In Nicole’s new film, the actress and actor David Wenham play an Australian couple whose adopted son from India sets out to find the family he was separated from as a child.
Nicole previously said she wanted to appear in the film because the story was ‘so powerful and true.’
‘Obviously I have adopted children. It takes a village to raise children,’ the actress said.
‘The power of good love, there’s nothing like it, and where it comes from and how you get it. But the nurturing quality of good love is extraordinary.
‘The power of somebody wanting to find home, I think, is just a wonderful, cinematic story.’
Nicole also has biological daughters Sunday, eight, and Faith, five, with her husband Keith Urban.
The star’s new film, which also stars Dev Patel and Rooney Mara, will arrive at U.S. cinemas on November 25.