In an interview about “Lion,” her latest movie, Australian-American actress Nicole Kidman revealed that she believes everyone should start supporting Donald Trump, no matter what.
In an interview with BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire, Kidman was asked about her dual citizenship and then about Donald Trump becoming President-elect.
She stated that Trump is “now elected and we as a country, need to support whoever is the president. That is what the country is based on. And however that happened, it happened, and let’s go.”
Acting and politics do not always mix
Kidman recognized that she is always hesitant to talk about politics, as she prefers talking about issues rather than who’s in power. The 49-year-old actress has been a long-time advocate for women’s health and NGOs supporting breast and ovarian cancer, although central politics may be a topic that she would just rather keep at a distance.
Concerning her new film, “Lion” tells the tale of Saroo, an Indian boy whose family put their lives at risk every day to maintain their jobs. Saroo eventually jumps on a train with his older brother but later falls asleep and finds himself in Kolkata, hundreds of miles from his home. After multiple dangerous events, he ends up in an orphanage and then becomes adopted by an Australian couple.
Saroo grows and seeks out to find his family with the help of his shattered memories and current technology. The movie hit soft spots on Kidman seeing that she has adopted children of her own, which she raised alongside her ex-husband Tom Cruise, getting married when she was 23 and divorcing the Mission Impossible actor at 34.
In the interview, the actress also talked about her family and her current marriage with Australian singer Keith Urban, who she calls “ rock,” referring to his stabilizing energy in their home. Kidman and her family now live in Nashville, Tennessee, far away from Hollywood, and she assures that her neighbors are welcoming and non-intrusive. Currently, the star is not aiming to have another baby, but perhaps would like to adopt a child from India, perhaps a nod to her most recent feature film, that reportedly had audiences in tears in the first screenings of the movie.
But even if her career as an actress is prolific at most, when it comes to politics most people have views of their own that can significantly differ from what their acquaintances believe them to be.
Kidman calls for an unprecedented support toward the President-elect, even if his stances are divisive and many can be labeled as racist and irrational. People will just have to wait to see what Trump has in mind for his four years in office unless a scandal forces him to step down from his position as the most powerful man in the Western hemisphere.
Only one president has resigned from his post to avoid being impeached, which is the case of Richard Nixon, who held office until August 9, 1974. Many other have been assassinated or at least seen some attempts, including Obama, who was sent a poisonous letter in 2013, and George W. Bush who even had a grenade thrown at him during a speech in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Source: Huffington Post