Nicole Kidman has been starring in movies and winning awards for so long now, it’s easy to get in lost in the accolades and best-dressed lists she usually appears on. It’s also easy to focus on her on-screen roles and forget that Kidman is a real person, out there doing good things in the world. Luckily, Time Magazine noticed and selected her as one of its 100 Most Influential People of 2018.
Kidman was chosen for a number of reasons, but most recently for choosing to portray characters on-screen, which create opportunities to discuss things off-screen.
Kidman’s friend Naomi Watts wrote a description of her for the magazine in which she said, “But beyond being an outstanding actor, Nicole has intelligence, compassion, kindness and humor that make her the epitome of a great woman and friend. There is no question that I and audiences the world over will continue to value and admire her for decades to come.”