Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen were together for the lengthy three-and-a-half month San Francisco shoot for the HBO movie “Hemingway & Gellhorn,” but on Emmy nomination morning they were worlds apart. Owen was vacationing in the English countryside with his family while Kidman was sweltering at home in the punishing heat of Nashville.
Kidman, who was nominated for lead actress in a miniseries or movie for playing journalist and wife of Ernest Hemingway, Martha Gellhorn, wasn’t expecting the call to tell her about the nomination. In fact, she thought the phone ringing was her publicist calling to tell her that the risque photo shoot she’d done the day before was a mistake.
How risque was the shoot?
“Oh, you know, what’s risque for me is probably not risque for the world,” she said.
Kidman is currently preparing to travel to the south of France to play Grace Kelly in the film “Grace of Monaco.”
Meanwhile, Owen, who received a nomination for lead actor in a miniseries or movie for playing Hemingway, was mostly off the grid at his country home and in a more reflective mood. “I think it’s interesting to think about why [Hemingway]’s such a popular figure,” he said. “To some extent, he’s been out of favor for a while. Going back and looking at all his writing, I think time will prove what a force he was.”
The HBO film received 15 nominations, including one for outstanding miniseries or movie.
As for celebrations, Owen was with one of his daughters and enjoying his summer off. And Kidman just wanted to beat the heat.
“My husband’s got the day off, so we will go and pick up our daughters from this little kind of preschool thing and then we’ll go get Popsicles,” she said. “That sounds cheesy. But it’s 90-something degrees out, so that will be our celebration.”