Moulin Rouge turns 20 this week and star Nicole Kidman, 53, took time to reminisce about director Baz Luhrmann’s over-the-top musical.
‘Some of my favorite memories of #MoulinRouge!’ she captioned the photos before adding one of her key lines from the film: “The best thing you’ll ever learn is just to love, and be loved in return ️.”
In the photos shared by Nicole, she can be seen several times with co-star Ewan McGregor.
The movie made her a superstar: Moulin Rouge turns 20 this week and star Nicole Kidman, 53, took time to reminisce about Baz Luhrmann’s musical
Smasher: Kidman was a sensation as she sang and danced playing the desirable Satine
She ended with: ’20th birthday is tomorrow!’
Kidman was a sensation as she sang and danced playing the desirable Satine. And the beauty from Australia looked sensational in all the photos with her long, threadbare strawberry hair and dazzling suits.
McGregor played the part of Christian; Heather Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal were also up for the role.
The film debuted at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival, just after Nicole split from Tom Cruise.
The film was a critical hit with Oscar nominations for Best Picture and Best Actress for the role of Kidman.
They had real chemistry: McGregor played the part of Christian; Heather Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal were also up for the part
A showstopper: and the beauty from Australia looked sensational in all the images with her long, shabby strawberry hair and her costumes dazzling.
The synopsis: ‘A young Englishman in Paris in 1899 falls in love with Satine, a singer at the Moulin Rouge. However, she is promised by the manager to a duke in exchange for financing his next production. When the young lovers meet in secret, Satine’s wedding day draws near, but she hides a fatal secret from both Christian and the Duke.’
The film also starred Jim Broadbent as Harold Zidler, Richard Roxburgh as The Duke of Monroth, John Leguizamo as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jacek Koman as The Unconscious Argentinean[a]Caroline O’Connor as Nini, Kerry Walker as Marie, Lara Mulcahy as Môme Fromage and Garry McDonald as The Doctor.
This comes after Nicole’s husband Keith Urban said he wanted to eat chips in his ‘comfortable pants’ during lockdown.
Young Lovers: The Synopsis: ‘A young Englishman in Paris in 1899 falls in love with Satine, a singer at the Moulin Rouge. However, she is promised by the manager to a duke in exchange for financing his next production. As the young lovers meet in secret, Satine’s wedding day draws near, but she hides a fatal secret from both Christian and the Duke.
A dark side: poor Satine had health problems that prevented her from running away with Christian
The 53-year-old singer – who has 12 daughters on Sunday and Faith, 10, with wife Kidman – initially felt a bit ‘frozen’ and thought he could take a break from work until the coronavirus pandemic ‘blown over’ but realized soon that it was going to be a ‘big thing’ and he had to ‘rethink’ all his plans.
Speaking to Baylen Leonard as the first guest on Absolute Radio Country – formerly known as Country Hits Radio – he said: “At the beginning of the whole lockdown I was honestly a bit frozen…
“I was working on my album The Speed of Now and it’s like you know when the power goes out, and you think how long is this going to last?
They hissed together: Nicole and Ewan were the movie’s lovebirds who were a perfect match; at the time of filming she was married to Tom Cruise
Now: Kidman still looking youthful, left in 2019, like Ewan, right in May
“My plan was that I would just put on my comfy pants and sit on the couch and eat chips until the whole thing blown over, that was my plan.
‘Suddenly I went, ‘This is a big thing and it’s going to take a while.’ I had to figure out how to get back on track, just turn everything around and rethink and adapt to this new environment.”
Keith was determined that the pandemic wouldn’t show up much in his new music.
On his new song Out the Cage ft. Breland and Nile Rodgers he said: ‘It was based on my love for those ’90s Fatboy Slim records and The Prodigy and some of that intense rhythmic energy.
True Love: Nicole is now married to Keith Urban; seen here in 2008 in Melbourne
“I wanted to try to write something built on that rhythmic bed. I brought the idea to a friend of mine, Breland, who eventually sang on the song as well. He’s great, we’re working on another song now, one of his songs where I’m a guest…
“I told him this can’t just be about lockdown, I don’t want to hear about that alone. I don’t want to hear any more of that next year, that’s for sure. But I do want a song to help me out of what I’m stuck in. Whether that’s a job or a relationship that’s going nowhere, or my own negativity. Just anything and everything I wanted to escape from.’
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