OFFSTAGE: Mrs. Keith Urban: Nude Scenes Are No Problem

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Who wouldn’t want to be Keith Urban, indeed. In the current W magazine, Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman opens up about how comfortable she is in her own skin . It’s in the cover story about her upcoming HBO movie, Hemingway & Gellhorn. Kidman plays war correspondent Martha Gellhorn, who has an affair with Ernest Hemingway. And here’s how she copes with the anxieties of the nude scenes: she just doesn’t have any. “I don’t mind being naked. Maybe as I get older, and now after having had a baby, it might be different, but I enjoy not letting my issues get in the way of a performance. Once I start putting all my little insecurities in my mind, I’m not actually acting. Then it’s about me — and it should never be about me,” she said. “It should be about the character.” The relationship between the two was allegedly very sexual. “I kept asking Phil Kaufman, the director, ‘Is all this sex ¬≠important for the story?’ … But these were two people who could make love when a building was falling down around them. They had passion,” Kidman added. She also reveals she got her acting bug young when she saw The Wizard of Oz. “When the striped stockings disappeared under the house,” she says, “I wanted to become an actor.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.