Amy Adams and Nicole Kidman don’t let their children watch most of their movies but they know that the day will come when they can no longer stop them.
The two award-winning actresses sat down for the latest episode of Variety’s Actors on Actors series and addressed having conversations with their children about their more ‘mature’ movie roles.
Kidman said that she is excited about her role as Queen Atlanna in the upcoming DC movie “Aquaman” because it’s a film her two young daughters, Sunday Rose (10) and Faith Margaret (7), will actually be able to watch.
“I loved it because my daughters were so interested, and they’re not usually that interested,” Kidman said.
Adams, who has an eight-year-old daughter, Aviana Olea, understood exactly what Kidman meant, revealing that her little girl recently asked her, “‘Can you please do a movie that I can see?'”
“She’s like, ‘Can I watch “Sharp Objects”?‘ and I’m like, ‘Oh God, no. Never.’”
However, Adams recognized that at some point, their children will see the films but she hopes it will lead to some “wonderful conversations.”
“They’ll unravel us,” Kidman added. “I’m actually scared how to explain some of the choices. It’s incredibly exposing and vulnerable.”
Adams then remembered a time when she dropped the F-bomb in front of her daughter while filming for “The Woman In The Window”.
“I forgot [she was on set], and I’m not a big swearer, except if I’m messing up,” Adams said. “She’s never heard me say the F-word until that day, and there must have been 15.”
Kidman revealed that she doesn’t swear at all in real life, only in character. “I grew up with a father that never — I never heard him cuss ever, so I just kind of adopted it.”
“My dad had road rage before road rage was identified as “road rage”, so I heard a lot of swearing in the car,” Adams laughed.