- The Washington Times
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman revealed in a new interview that her friends poke fun at her for her strong belief in God and for bringing her children to church.

“A lot of my friends tease me,” the “Big Little Lies” star told Vanity Fair in an interview published Tuesday.

Ms. Kidman, who lives in Nashville with her husband, country music singer Keith Urban, and their two young daughters, said they often attend church services as a family.

“That’s how we are raising our children,” she said. “Keith has his own beliefs but he comes, too. I had a very Catholic grandmother, and I was raised praying, so that had massive impact.”

Ms. Kidman, who also has two adult children with her ex-husband, actor and Scientologist Tom Cruise, said the teasing she faces in her inner circle hasn’t deterred her from trying to instill religion in her children. Still, the actress admitted that there’s “constant questioning” in her Catholic faith.

“I wouldn’t say it’s absolutism, there’s constant questioning — I’m a willful, feisty girl,” she said. “For me, it’s very important that I don’t have judgment. My dad would always say, ‘Tolerance is the most important thing.’”

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