Nicole Kidman is no stranger to the DC Universe, she played original character Dr. Chase Meridian in Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever, so when she was cast as Queen Atlanna in James Wan’s Aquaman, it caught fans by surprise.
Fans began to wonder what drew her back into the world of DC, especially the DC Extended Universe, which has been financially successful, but still keeps fans divided critically.
Talking with Entertainment Weekly, she expressed her thoughts on the director James Wan, the role itself and what she is excited for the most.
HER LOVE FOR THE DIRECTOR JAMES WAN
The reason why I love [Aquaman] is James Wan is an Australian, and I’ve followed his career since he started. He’s a really good friend of mine, and he offered to let me play Queen Atlanna,” she says. “As soon as he said I could wear mother-of-pearl and be a mermaid warrior, I said I’m done. Please. If there is one thing I have to do in my life, I have to be that. [Laughs] Because, you’ve got to have some fun.”
WHAT SHE LOVES ABOUT DIFFERENT TYPE OF ROLES
“The truth of it is I love auteurs and I love philosophical filmmakers,” she says of her eclectic taste in roles. “That’s why I love that Big Little Lies got made. That’s why I’ve gone back to a very subversive film with The Killing of a Sacred Deer. I like the high-wire act of it. I believe in not towing the line. Conformity is what I run from.”
Source: Entertainment Weekly