Nicole Kidman's Family Vow
June 6, 2005
"Bewitched" beauty Nicole Kidman got personal
with "Extra's" Jerry Penacoli, talking about
everything from Tom and Katie, to the Hollywood bod
she envies and the huge role she turned down.
To start with, Nicole revealed how her new big-screen
version of the old "Bewitched" TV series was
born by chance at a dinner party: "This girlfriend
of a girlfriend said to me, "You should really
do a remake of ŽBewitched,' and that's how it really
So how hard was it for her to master Samantha's nose
twitch? "It's not that hard, to be quite honest,"
Nic admitted. "And you just kind of do it. I think
everyone can do it."
Yes, even Jerry managed to pull it off! But the Oscar-winning
beauty admitted she twitches for real at just the mention
of that romance between ex-husband Tom Cruise and Katie
Holmes. "I would never discuss it at dinner,"
she said. "I would never discuss it on TV."
And Nicole confided to "Extra" that she took
a vow of silence to shield her and Tom's two kids from
the sometimes-painful glare of publicity. "I've
always done that," she maintained. "From my
divorce and on, I mean my job is to protect my family.
However it's made up, that's what I do."
Okay, then -- how about some rumor control. Is it true
Nicole's scared of butterflies? "Not anymore,"
she revealed, admitting she once was, "Because
there was a huge butterfly on my door when I came home
from school. And it was a huge moth-like thing, and
it was revolting."
Next rumor: is it true she'd would rather have J.Lo's
body than her own? "Oh yeah!" she laughed,
"Yeah, I wouldn't mind Angelina's as well."
Speaking of Angelina, is it true Nicole turned down
the part Jolie eventually got opposite Brad Pitt in
"Mr. and Mrs. Smith?" It is, "But I think
that destiny plays out in those things," Nicole
observed. "Certain people are meant for certain
And you can bet we're all meant to catch Nicole cast
that old black magic, when "Bewitched" opens
on June 24th. And you can read more about Nicole in
the July issue of Vanity Fair, on sale next Tuesday.