Nicole Kidman,Dev Patel

Nicole Kidman says adoption movie 'Lion' is 'love letter' to her kids

November 3, 2016

To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 10.2.0 or greater is installed. Nicole Kidman's latest role is extremely close to her heart. The 49-year-old actress stars in Lion, in which she plays a mother who adopts her son from India after he's found on the streets of Calcutta at just five years old. Years later, her now grown-up son, Saroo (Dev Patel), sets out to find his lost family. "I can see now, for Lion, that it was important to me because I'm a mother with adopted children," Kidman tells Town & Country for their December/January issue. Kidman has two adopted children with her ex-husband, Tom Cruise -- 23-year-old Isabella and 21-year-old Connor. The Australian star also has two daughters, 8-year-old Sunday and 5-year-old Margaret, with husband Keith Urban. "This movie is a love letter to my children," Kidman says. "[My character] Sue is deeply maternal and full of unconditional love, which is beautiful." "That's why I wanted to do it. I relate to that," she continues. "I feel that for my own children who are adopted. It's not about anything else other than 'I...

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