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Nicole Kidman reveals how Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness helped her get her start in Hollywood

Nicole Kidman Reveals How Deborra-Lee Furness and Hugh Jackman Helped Her Get Started in Hollywood: ‘I’d Sleep on Their Couch!’

Nicole Kidman has revealed how her early days in Hollywood were made possible thanks to some of her Australian friends.

The actress, 55, told the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in a taped interview she was supported by her close friends, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness, even sleeping on their couch while auditioning for roles in Los Angeles.

†[Deborra-Lee] was one of my best friends,” the Dead Calm star said, adding that the fellow actress always provided her with shelter when she arrived from Australia.

Nicole Kidman has revealed how her early days in Hollywood were made possible thanks to her Australian friends Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness.  Nicole and Deborra-Lee pictured in 2013

Nicole Kidman has revealed how her early days in Hollywood were made possible thanks to her Australian friends Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness. Nicole and Deborra-Lee pictured in 2013

†[I slept on the couch] at the house that Deborra-Lee was renting, and she allowed us to stay there and we could audition,” Nicole said.

“It was expensive, we couldn’t afford hotels, so the idea of ​​being out of the house together was really, I mean, my God.”

She added: “You would go and come back and you would go for a few weeks and do some auditions and hope to crack it.”

The actress, 55, told the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in a taped interview that she was supported by her close friends, Hugh and Deborra-Lee, and even slept on their couch while auditioning for roles in Los Angeles.

The actress, 55, told the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia in a taped interview that she was supported by her close friends, Hugh and Deborra-Lee, and even slept on their couch while auditioning for roles in Los Angeles.

†[Deborra-Lee] was one of my best friends,

†[Deborra-Lee] was one of my best friends,” said the Dead Calm star. †[I slept on the couch] at the house that Deborra-Lee was renting, and she allowed us to stay there and we could audition,” Nicole said. Together in the picture

Nicole previously revealed how Deborra-Lee, 66, and Hugh, 53, helped her after her divorce from Tom Cruise in 2001.

“When I got a divorce, Hugh and Deb were such a big part of my healing,” she said in a candid interview with Australian Women’s Weekly

“They were some of my best friends during that period,” she added.

Like Nicole, Hugh and Deborra-lee were among a small group of budding Australian actors who lived in Hollywood during the 1980s.

Nicole previously revealed how Deborra-Lee, 66, and Hugh, 53, helped her after her divorce from Tom Cruise in 2001.

Nicole previously revealed how Deborra-Lee, 66, and Hugh, 53, helped her after her divorce from Tom Cruise in 2001. “When I divorced, Hugh and Deb were such a big part of my healing,” she said. Together in the picture in 2008

Deborra-lee was the first to meet Nicole when she was “couchsurfing” in Los Angeles as a teenager before being cast in Days of Thunder, where she met Tom.

‘I remember Tom Cruise ringing the bell when she got the part’ [in Days of Thunder]† Nic was always really cool and took it all on himself,” Deborra-lee said.

After breaking up with Tom, 59, Nicole met her second husband, Keith Urban, 54.

After breaking up with Tom, Nicole met her second husband, Keith Urban (right).  Pictured in 2013

After breaking up with Tom, Nicole met her second husband, Keith Urban (right). Pictured in 2013

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