Nicole Kidman on Vanity Fair's December 2013 issue. "I was so young," Nicole Kidman tells Vanity Fair contributing editor Sam Kashner in the December-issue cover story, reflecting back on her marriage to Tom Cruise when she was just 23 years old. "And you know, with no disrespect to what I had with Tom, I've met my great love now. And I really did not know if that was going to happen. I wanted it, but I didn't want it for a while, because I didn't want to jump from one relationship to another. I had a lot of time alone, which was really, really good, because I was a child, really, when I got married. And I needed to grow up."
Kidman, who was playing Virginia Woolf in The Hours at the time of her divorce from Cruise, recalls shooting Woolf's suicide scene, walking into the River Ouse over and over again, as electric fans whipped up the river's waves. "Walking into the river with those stones in my pockets-I chose life," she says. "At the time, I was at a low point, and by playing her, it put me into a place of appreciating life."
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