When most actors or actresses in Hollywood take on a new role in a movie project, they are given plenty of time prepare for the project, getting to learn as much as they can about it and getting to understand their character. Some stars head off to learn first hand about what it takes to be their character, and some need to go through huge transformations.
However, when Nicole Kidman took on her latest role in her upcoming project The Killing of a Sacred Deer, she could actually draw on some of her very own experiences from her childhood to help her with her character. Nicole reveals how she used to spend a lot of time with her mother, a nursing executive, when she was a girl and still remembers a lot of what she learnt.
Kidman was chatting to the Daily Mail newspaper, when she told them, "All through my childhood I'd go to the hospital with my mum. In 'Sacred Deer', they said, 'Oh, we need to teach you how to apply a tube to a patient,' and I said, 'I know how to do that!' I wasn't boasting. I had watched Mum do it for years ... It's only pretend in the movies. Mum did it all for real."
The Killing of a Sacred Deer sees Nicole Kidman sharing the big screen with Alicia Silverstone, Colin Farrell, Bill Camp, and Raffey Cassidy. Yorgos Lanthimos directed the movie, as well as having a hand in the script for the film, with The Killing of a Scared Deer featuring at the Cannes Film Festival and due for release in the US on November 3.