Nicole says her ‘Irish blood’ makes her want to swap sunny Oz for Belfast

Jan 13, 2021
The Hollywood star was drawn to Belfast because of her family history. Source: Getty.

Nicole Kidman has admitted she would be keen to ditch the glamorous Hollywood hills and even sunny Australia for a chance to live in Belfast in Northern Ireland. The A-list star, 53, told The Sun that while filming her new movie The Northman in the capital city, she fell in love straight away thanks to her Irish heritage.

“I love it,” she said. “I was filming and I was saying, ‘Maybe we should move here’. I am that person. There is something about it. I was just drawn. I have Irish blood. My family came to New Zealand in 1831 on the SS Susan.”

Nicole then elaborated on her plans even further when speaking on the Marc Maron podcast, saying she was initially “terrified” to go to Ireland in the pandemic. “I am grateful to be doing the work,” she said. “I didn’t want to let down a huge production and we did it with safety and the film is finished and I am moving to Belfast!”

The Aussie actress currently boasts a number of homes all around the world, with one in Los Angeles, one in Nashville and one on her home turf in Sydney, Australia. Nicole and her country music star husband Keith Urban, 53, also stayed in an eco-friendly mansion in Byron Bay last year that reportedly cost them a cool $49,000 a week.

But regardless of her future plans, the actress still seems to be in love with our sunburnt country, sharing a sweet video recently of her and her two daughters enjoying the vast land of outback Australia. The video showed a rare glimpse of the three as they played around in the iconic red dirt surrounding Uluru in the Northern Territory.

Nicole donned a gorgeous white dress with a black jacket and wore her wavy strawberry-blonde locks out as she laughed with her two young daughters, Sunday and Faith. The throwback video had originally been filmed for Vogue Australia in 2015 and was posted to Nicole’s official Instagram page on Tuesday with the caption, “Just looking back. Wonderful memories. #Uluru”.


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Fans took to the comments to gush over the video, with one writing, “The cutest video. Always loved this one. Love you Nicole. Hope you’re doing well. Stay healthy.” While another said, “Lovely! Makes me miss Australia, hope to go home soon.”

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