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Nicole Kidman wanted Julia Roberts’ role in Notting Hill but ‘wasn’t talented enough’

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Nicole Kidman was rejected from iconic Julia Roberts film (Picture: Getty)

Nicole Kidman was rejected from Julia Roberts’ role in Notting Hill – because she ‘wasn’t talented enough’.

Yes, seriously.

The Big Little Lies actress has won a string of awards throughout her incredible career, including an Oscar for her stint as Virginia Woolf in The Hours.

But she revealed she wasn’t ‘well known’ enough for the role.

In a conversation with Hugh Grant ahead of their new series, The Undoing, she confessed that she had her heart set on starring as his love interest in the 1999 flick.

Not only that, Nicole revealed she was also hoping for a stint in his 2003 film, Love Actually.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole was told she ‘wasn’t talented enough’ (Picture: Getty)

‘I think there was something where I think I really wanted a role … maybe I was gonna do a small role in Love, Actually at one point,’ she said in the chat, for Marie Claire.

When asked what part, she continued: ‘I can’t remember. It was not a big role. And I really wanted the role that Julia Roberts played in Notting Hill.

‘Yeah, I did. But I wasn’t well known enough, and I wasn’t talented enough.’

While Julia eventually took the role of Anna Scott, at least Nicole and Hugh are working together now…

Julia Roberts in Notting Hill

Julia Roberts managed to steal the show (Picture: Rex)

As well as her latest role, we could be seeing the star return to Monterey for a third season of Big Little Lies.

In fact, she told the publication that she has been discussing the idea of more episodes with co-stars Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Zoe Kravitz, who are also ‘in’.

‘Reese [Witherspoon] and I talk or text once a week. She’s just moved back to Nashville and we’re really close. We all just want to work together again,’ she said.

‘I texted Zoë [Kravitz] and Laura [Dern], and they’re in.’

And Nicole revealed author Liane Moriarty – who penned the original book – and show runner David E. Kelley had been busy putting an idea together.

Count us in.

The show was originally a limited series, but it was revived for season 2, with Meryl Streep joining the cast.

The last series ended with the Zoe’s character, Bonnie, deciding to confess to killing Perry (Alexander Skarsgard) at the end of the first series.


Credit: Original article published here.

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