Guess who gets 40 spankings today? The one and only Nicole Kidman. Raise your hand if you'd like to volunteer for the paddling. Ohhh! So many hands
Here is your birthday girl in her birthday suit...
It seems like a century ago that she was just a frizzy haired nobody marrying into Hollywood but that wasn't even 20 years ago. And it's only been 12 years since her star really began to sparkle with To Die For (1995). My how quickly true talent, lucky breaks, uncanny auteurist instincts and a twofer like Moulin Rouge! (yes!) and The Others (quite so) can change things.
As the curtain opened on this new century she established herself as the most important actress working. In the theater in my head, 2004 (Dogville & Birth) functioned as her showstopping first act finale. The past couple of years have been quiet. I'm so ready for Act Two.
I realize I'm impossible to please. I beg for my favorite stars to work more and then I demand that they take a breather once I see their face too much. I cried uncle and begged Nicole to take a well earned vacation. Now I desperately want her back, projected several stories high on the silver screen. I know I'm not alone.
Here are the trailers to The Golden Compass and The Invasion.
They can't come quickly enough.
Spank Nicole's bottom in the comments!
or click on her name below for earlier FE ravings including the very popular "Find Your Inner Kidman" quiz.