SHARE

Nicole Kidman, executive producer and star of The Family Fang, which is directed by co-star Jason Bateman, stepped out early on the red carpet at the premiere of the film Saturday night at the Tribeca Film Festival.

By her side was her husband, country music star Keith Urban, who spent a lot of time looking up at her adoringly as she was giving interviews. Occasionally, he would take out his iPhone and take photographs of his wife, but more often, he held her hand and listened quietly as she talked to the press.

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, The Family Fang
Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban at the red carpet premiere of “The Family Fang,” Tribeca Film Festival | Paula Schwartz Photo

Kidman and Bateman play siblings of wacky performance artists, played by Maryanne Plunkett and Christopher Walken, who make their children, often against their will, become part of their art project/pranks. Based on Kevin Wilson’s 2011 bestseller, the screenplay is by David Lindsey-Abaire, who wrote Rabbit Hole, for which Kidman was nominated for an Oscar. (She received the Oscar for “The Hours” in 2002.) For Kidman, who optioned the book, the movie is a big deal, and she spoke to almost everyone on the long press line.

Nicole Kidman, The Family Fang
Nicole Kidman at the red carpet premiere of “The Family Fang,” Tribeca Film Festival | Paula Schwartz Photo

On the red carpet, Kidman talked about what drew her to the book. “I liked that it was a dark comedy, which is always something that I’m drawn towards. I optioned this book, so being able to produce and star in it is really a wonderful opportunity, especially for me as a woman.”

She added, “I love having the ability to sit down with an author and say, ‘We can get your novel made into a film if you will let us.’ And it was so good when Jason responded, and to play his big sister was really appealing.”

Nicole Kidman, The Family Fang
Nicole Kidman at the red carpet premiere of “The Family Fang,” Tribeca Film Festival | Paula Schwartz Photo

NICOLE KIDMAN: “I’m always looking for complicated characters to play” – The Family Fang Premiere, Tribeca Film Festival

Kidman said she’s always searching for complicated characters to play and especially movies that ask big questions. “All of those things ran through this particular novel and I’m drawn to sort of big questions, I suppose. I don’t have any of the answers, but I’m definitely drawn to the questions,” she said. “I have ideas all the time circulating in my head. I write things down every now and then. At some point I would love to write something, but I have two little girls and I have a great husband, and right now that’s my priority.”

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, The Family Fang
Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban at the red carpet premiere of “The Family Fang,” Tribeca Film Festival | Paula Schwartz Photo

At the press conference for the film earlier in the day, Jason Bateman, who is most famous for the television series “Arrested Development,” said, “The central and hopefully relatable theme and premise of this film is that anybody who is here or has ever been here has or has had parents. And so therefore, everybody has gone through that inevitable moment or process whereby your parents become human. They become as flawed as you are. You become old enough and perceptive enough to see through the disguise that they know how to wear, and the veneer that you’re working on building yourself as you become older.”

Jason Bateman, The Family Fang
Jason Bateman at the red carpet premiere of “The Family Fang,” Tribeca Film Festival | Paula Schwartz Photo

Christopher Walken, who wore an overcoat and scarf, barely stopped on the red carpet, but had some choice words about parenthood. “There’s a lot of luck, accidental stuff in everybody’s life. Your parents can mess you up and you turn out great. But you can have every advantage and turn out to be useless. Who knows?”

Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, The Family Fang
Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban at the red carpet premiere of “The Family Fang,” Tribeca Film Festival | Paula Schwartz Photo
Jason Bateman, The Family Fang
Jason Bateman at the red carpet premiere of “The Family Fang,” Tribeca Film Festival | Paula Schwartz Photo

 

old mission peninsula store, ompstore.com, old mission peninsula gifts, omp photos, old mission peninsula photos, old mission peninsula greeting cards, old mission peninsula t-shirts, old mission panthers, peninsula redeyes, old mission peninsula hats, old mission gazette

3 COMMENTS

  1. Looking forward to seeing this film. Nicole and Keith are such an adorable couple. And I love that she doesn’t look so “flawless” anymore – you can see a few tiny lines here and there in her face, which I think is great.

  2. This is a wonderful film. I have to tell you close up Nicole Kidman is dread dead gorgeous. I think her outward appearance mirrors what is inside. I can tell you many celebrities have two faces, what they show to the public and how they behave when the camera is not on them.On a red carpet, even when the line is humongous, as it was for this film, and even though she got off a television set to catch a flight in LA at 6 am after a 14 hour work day, she still spoke to everyone on the red carpet, enough to give everyone something. This is very, very rare. Julianna Margulies would not speak to anyone on the red carpet. Most celebrities bypass the online press deemed less important at the end of the line. Nicole gets everyone and she is beloved by the press. She also has really grown as an actress and takes riskier roles, and not necessarily the commercial choices. She’s become a more nuanced and finer actress and she now wants control of her career in an intelligent and impressive way. Also I loved how she and her husband strolled down the red carpet together, a real partnership.

Leave a Reply to pschwartz Cancel reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here