Mom-of-four Nicole Kidman says one of the most important goals she has set in her life is to be a model example of a parent. “I think everything is motivated by wanting to take care of your children and carve a path for them and leave them with a sense of morality, dignity, and accountability,” the Oscar winning-actress told Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet of the 2018 Hollywood Film Awards on Nov. 4.
Nicole, 51, admitted that she is motivated by her desire to be an inspirational guide to her four children. The Big Little Lies actress shares Sunday Rose, 10, and Faith Margaret, 7, with her husband, Keith Urban, and Isabella, 25, and Conner, 23, with ex-husband Tom Cruise.
This is not the first time Nicole has stressed how important it is for her to be a role model of a mother. “Whether you’re an adoptive mother, a foster mother, or a biological mother,” Nicole gushed to Magic FM in 2014, “it’s the emotion of attaching to a child and helping guide them [that’s important].”
Nicole also dished on the Hollywood Film Awards red carpet that many of her parenting goals were instilled by her mother, Janelle Ann Kidman. “I grew up with a very opinionated strong mother who was very educated and who wanted her girls to have opportunities,” Nicole revealed. “I suppose that the great thing is being able to create other opportunities for other women and for the next generation.”
It seems as though Nicole is accomplishing her goal considering her youngest daughters, Sunday and Faith, are already beginning to follow in their mama’s footsteps. “They were extras in Big Little Lies, which I’ve never told anyone,” the Moulin Rouge actress shared with Ellen DeGeneres on Oct. 30.
Nicole admitted that although she is hesitant about letting her young daughters watch the series — which includes some profanity and a domestic abuse storyline — she knows that it’s only because they are fascinated by her Hollywood career. “My kids are always like, ‘What is she doing now? Our crazy mama,'” Nicole revealed to Entertainment Tonight in September. “But it’s also interesting for them, I think, because they see me creating characters and, you know, they have vivid imaginations themselves and they construct stories, and so that’s all they know.”
We totally relate with Sunday and Faith. Could you imagine having a Hollywood super-star mom like Nicole? We’d want to be just like her when we grow up, too!