Nicole Kidman quits awkward fan question during the Q&A for her new film

Nicole Kidman close to a question during an event for the Toronto Film Festival.


It seems Nicole Kidman doesn’t like audience Q&As, as much as the rest of us.

The Aussie star exit of a member of the audience’s cheeky question on a post-screening Q&A for her latest film “Destroyer” at the Toronto International Film Festival.

“Destroyer” is just the latest in a series of innovative role for Kidman, who this time ‘de-glam ‘s’ to play, an LAPD agent plagued by old traumas that, as director Karyn Kusama told Vanity Fair, “wears her ugliness on the outside.”

Given so much of Kidman’s recent roles — from “the Lion” to “Big Little Lies,” “Paddington” to “Top of the Lake” — seen her donning various wigs to make her characters, a brave member of the audience asked the star to an irreverent but not unreasonable question.

The audience was a man by the name of Sam Herbst, a real Kidman fan who is also host of The Kidmanifes described as “the first and only podcast dedicated to the queen of acting, Nicole Kidman.” (This is an excellent topic for a podcast, FYI). reached Herbst directly to find out what he asked. Here is his question:

“I’ve spent the last year a ranking of movies by things like wigs and this movie is quite wig-heavy; how do you think it is and you have other favorites?”

Kidman’s reaction, as reported by the LA Times writer Mark Olsen who was also in the audience, was: “That is a terrible question. I am closing that question down.”

According to Olsen, Kidman close “light is on, but a sincere,” but still, ouch.

Herbst told the that the Q&A moderator repeated the question for both Kidman and the public to hear, before suggesting they go to the next question.

“I was a little shy at first, because I didn’t want them to think I was trivial or the reduction of its box, to wigs or costumes, but now I think the whole thing is so funny,” Herbst told us.

“And she is welcome to come on the podcast, always to help me rank Destroyer.'”

Let the record state: Nicole Kidman — wearer of wigs in just about any on-screen role she had in the past ten years is not here for your stupid wig questions. Wig, OK.

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