Nicole Kidman Defends Donald Trump Comments (VIDEO)
This week, the BBC featured a video interview with Kidman, in which she said, “I’m always reticent to start sort of commenting politically. I’ve never done it in terms of America or Australia. I’m issue-based. I comment on the things I’m [passionate about]. So I just say, he’s now elected, and we as a country need to support who’s ever the president, because that’s what the country is based on. Whatever, however, that happened, he’s there, and let’s go. And let’s go — I mean, for me, I’m very, very committed to women’s issues.”
The statement was taken by many as an endorsement, but Kidman, who has dual citizenship, is now clarifying a bit. In a new interview with “Access Hollywood,” the Oscar winner was asked about the backlash. In her response, she revealed she actually made the remarks two months ago, noting that the original chat was filmed just after the election.
“I was trying to stress that I believe in democracy and the American constitution. It’s that simple,” Kidman said. “I’m out of it now. That’s what I said, and it’s that simple.”
In both instances, Kidman’s interviews were meant to support her new film Lion, but the conversations obviously turned political. Watch both clips below.