We hear young parents voice their concerns all the time: how do they raise their children to be loving, compassionate, tolerant adults in a world with gender, race and social imbalance. It’s not political, it’s societal. And it’s heartbreaking.
Like most of those young parents, Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman are just doing the best they can, but they’re feeling like their getting the right messages across to their two young daughters— 9-year-old Sunday Rose and 7-year-old Faith Margaret.
On the red carpet for the Golden Globe Awards on Jan. 7, the country music and Hollywood power couple stopped to speak with “ET’s” Nancy O’Dell, and in a night where the spotlight was shining on women and equality, the question was posed, “What would you say to your daughter about what is going on today in the world?”
“They’re pretty aware. They’re very much about advocating for women’s rights, and what they want to do and having opportunities,” Nicole said. “My mother was a feminist when I was growing up, but you know, this is about all of us working together to make the world a safer, better place for all of us.”
Keith added, “Hopefully, Nic and I are living our morals and the way we see the world and the girls see that. They’re also fortunate to have the grandmothers they do, to be able to watch them and see how they live.”
Nicole, dressed in a stunning black gown with a sparkling lace yoke and delicate, feminine ruffled sleeves, also addressed the statement that women were making with their fashion choices on this year’s red carpet, where nearly everyone opted to wear black to protest sexual harassment, sexual assault and gender discrimination in Hollywood. She said, “We’ve had a whole seismic shift after what’s happened and people speaking out. There’s an outcry right now and we’re instigating change.”
But the magic and purpose of the Golden Globes were also not wasted on the Aussie beauty. “For us right now, this is about ‘Big Little Lies,’” she said of her hit HBO series. “This is about celebrating what we did. It took a number of years to get this project made and to have had the fans and the audience react in the way that they have, to then will a second [season of the] series literally because of the audience desire.”
Nicole also pointed out that she was about to return to work with a female director, director of photography and first assistant director. “I’m trying to do my bit,” she said.
While Nic begins work on the new season of “Big Little Lies,” Keith is locking down dates on his 2018 tour calendar. He’s also coming up on the two-year anniversary of his No. 1 “Ripcord” album that produced three chart-topping singles, and late last year, he released “Female” as the first single from his next collection. Fingers crossed that album drops this year!