‘Being the Ricardos’ Star Nicole Kidman Opens Up About Her New Series Nearly Getting Canceled

by Samantha Whidden

With her new series, Nine Perfect Strangers, set to premiere on Hulu this upcoming Wednesday (August 18th), Being the Ricardos star Nicole Kidman recently revealed that the upcoming miniseries actually almost got the axe due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

While chatting with The Sunday Telegraph, Nicole Kidman recalls that the production for the series was called off in the U.S. in 2020. She made the decision to relocate the production to Australia. “We were fully supported by all of the actors and government. We were able to still get the show made instead of having to shut it down. Which is the other possibility.”

Nicole Kidman further explains that for her it was the ability to get the show made. The production team also didn’t really finalize the location so they were still trying to find the right spot and just couldn’t find it. “Then suddenly, the possibility of shooting in Byron Bay became available.”

According to IMDb, Nine Perfect Strangers is a miniseries that follows nine stressed city dwellers who visit a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation. The series is a drama, mystery, and thriller.  Starring alongside Nicole Kidman is Melissa McCarthy, Michael Shannon, Les Hill, Melvin Gregg, and Luke Evans. 

Nicole Kidman Opens Up About Her Acting Career & Being a Parent 

During a recent interview with The Talks, Nicole Kidman shares more details about her career. “I like shaking things up and I like trying things,” Kidman explains. “I like being brazen and taking risks.”

Nicole Kidman also recalls her work on the 2018 film Destroyer and how it was far from anything she has ever done. “I had grown up on those films that Al Pacino, DeNiro, and Gene Hackman. These crimes are noir thrillers. And I was like, ‘Where’s the female one of those?’”

While also chatting about what she’s learned about parenthood, Nicole Kidman says that one of her daughters is actually interested in filmmaking. “I am not encouraging or discouraging. I am just following. What are you interested in and how can I help support [her]? You choose the path and I am there to back you up.” 

Nicole then says she has learned her own limits over the years when it comes to balancing work and home lives. “This is more to do with what can my family, actually. If I was single and on my own and just working, I could probably go to many places and do many things most of the time. But I am not. There’s a family here that is first and foremost the most important thing.”

Kidman goes on to add that she will jeopardize her family for her career. “So times, there’s some give and take with it. It can’t be all perfect. But overall, if it’s going to stress the family too much, then it can’t be done.”