“You live with a lot of complicated emotions as an actor, and they whirl around you and create havoc at times… I’m willing to fly close to the flame.” Nicole Kidman
“Creatively gifted children and adults are emotionally intense and have rich inner lives…It is natural for the gifted to feel deeply and to experience a broad range of emotions.” Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D.
In addition to acting, Nicole Kidman is a producer of a number of movies, was a singer in several of her films, is a pianist, and did her own piano-playing in Cold Mountain.
In her introduction to the book “Truth: Personas, Needs, and Flaws in the Art of Building Actors and Creating Characters” by her friend and acting consultant Susan Batson, she wrote: “I can’t create unless I have truth – I have to feel it.”
She has talked about her personal qualities and experiences that relate to being a gifted and talented person with multiple talents.