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Nicole Kidman shares career regrets

Nicole Kidman shares career regrets

Actress reminisces at Women in film awards.

By Ap

Published: Thu 18 Jun 2015, 8:52 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:53 PM

When Nicole Kidman was a young actress, Jane Campion offered her a role in one of her early films. Kidman declined the part, because it required her to do something she was reluctant to do at the time.

Kidman still regrets missing this opportunity, she said Tuesday as she accepted a trophy at Women in Film’s Crystal + Lucy Awards. She said she’s no longer afraid to attempt the unexpected, urging women to “take risks, raise our voices and honour the fire within.”

Also honoured during the dinner ceremony at the Century Plaza Hotel were director Ava DuVernay, Transparent creator Jill Soloway, actress Kate Mara, talent agent Toni Howard and top Warner Bros. executive Sue Kroll. Women in Film has presented its Crystal + Lucy Awards since 1977 to raise funds for the organization and recognize trailblazing women in the industry.

Kristen Stewart and Twilight author Stephenie Meyer made a surprise appearance to introduce a group of young female filmmakers who won the opportunity to make short films inspired by the Twilight series, with funding and guidance from industry professionals.

Others stars in attendance included Sandra Bullock, Phylicia Rashad, Regina King and Judith Light. Maria Bello was the evening’s host.

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