Hollywood star Nicole Kidman believes she is happy to find her footing as a character actor. “I wasn’t educated at drama school with the aim of being a movie star,” she said. Kidman is also of the view that she ‘played it safe’ with her career in the past but now always looks for roles that will challenge her. ‘I think maybe I played it a little safe in the past, and went for the work I thought I was meant to do, which spoke to the idea of what and who an actress is supposed to be. But, for the most part, I’ve followed my spirit, which motivates me to go against the grain.
‘I’m completely spontaneous and random in my decisions. Never let it be said that I don’t have diverse taste. I love jumping into the deep end. Why not? That’s my favourite saying, I think it has such potential and choice, why not?’ Kidman told Psychologies magazine. The actor said life experiences have made her a better performer and she is happy to be a character actor.