Long before Nicole Kidman won over Hollywood in Days of Thunder opposite future (and now ex) husband Tom Cruise, and won an Oscar for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf in The Hours, she starred in an Australian film called BMX Bandits. The film is getting a Blu-ray release in the US on March 15, so EW.com interviewed the director, Brian Trenchard-Smith, who offered plenty of insight on teenage Nicole. He said that when 15-year-old Nic auditioned for his movie, “I could tell right away that she had great dramatic instincts. Some people are born actors. They have a grasp on how to make a line of dialogue believable . . . She was IT as far as I was concerned.” She also blew him away from the very first audition after showing up by herself: “There were a number of other actors at the audition and she left them all in the dust. She was adorable, attractive, and it was a film where I wanted to skirt around the edges of teen sexuality.” Check out the clip below of Nicole on Young Talent Time — it’ll be on the DVD of BMX Bandits and shows Nicole with her frizzy curls and a very Aussie accent!
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