Nicole Kidman Graces Cover Of Elle

October 6, 2008 By:
Nicole Kidman Graces Cover Of Elle

Elle magazine is paying homage to some of the most fabulous women in Hollywood in their November issue. Here are some excerpts from Nicole, Anne, Salma and Halle...

Nicole Kidman on becoming a mother later in life:

“At 41, it’s a more painful love. I look at that little girl, and I’m, like, Oh, no, what’s going to happen? It’s almost like my heart is stretching; I’m feeling all these muscles stretch with emotion. It’s a beautiful love but there’s a lot of fear and pain for her life, and for Bella’s and Connor’s life. I like to believe that nothing was stopping Sunday from coming into the world.”

Anne Hathaway on her peak acting experience:
“When I wrapped Rachel Getting Married and Bill Irwin asked how I was feeling, I said, ‘Satisfied.’ That was astonishing to be able to unequivocally say, I left my guts out there on that one, and I couldn’t have done better.”

Salma Hayek on directing and producing:
“Everyone has to find their own path, but this worked for me. I survived Hollywood—not only survived it but reinvented it for myself. Nobody thought I was going to last this long!

Halle Berry on bringing characters to life:
“I’ve had a life full of great highs but also great lows. My well is deep. And my process is figuring out how to funnel my own pain, my own rage, through a character. When I can do that in a healthy way, it’s like I won the lottery.”