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  • Nicole Kidman talked about a creative and romantic relationship that does not work while promoting "Being the Ricardos" 
  • Kidman was allegedly angry when asked if she was talking about her ex-husband Tom Cruise during the interview
  • Kidman said "no" and was furious because the question about her ex felt almost "sexist" for her

Nicole Kidman got mad when Tom Cruise was mentioned during her recent interview.

Kidman, 54, sat down for an interview with The Guardian to promote her new movie "Being the Ricardos," which was directed by Aaron Sorkin. The biopic follows the marriage between "I Love Lucy" star Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. She plays Ball opposite Javier Bardem as Arnaz.

"It’s about a creative and romantic relationship that doesn’t work out. But from it come some extraordinary things. And I love that. I love that it’s not a happy ending," Kidman said about the movie.

She continued, "This film says you can make an extraordinary relationship thrive and leave remnants of it that exist forever. Yeah, that’s really gorgeous. You can’t make people behave how you want them to, and sometimes you’re going to fall in love with someone who isn’t going to be the person you spend the rest of your life with. And I think that’s all very relatable."

The "Big Little Lies" star also mentioned having or not having kids and being very much in love but still not ending up together. The interviewer then asked her with "exquisite care" if it was her way of talking about her ex-husband, Cruise. The actress allegedly choked a little and shot down the interviewer.

"Oh, my God, no, no. Absolutely not. No. I mean, that’s, honestly, so long ago that that isn’t in this equation. So no," Kidman said.

According to the interviewer, Kidman got "angry" at that point because she found the question to be "sexist."

"And I would ask not to be pigeonholed that way, either. It feels to me almost sexist, because I’m not sure anyone would say that to a man. And at some point, you go, 'Give me my life. In its own right,'" Kidman said.

Kidman and Cruise were married from 1990 to 2001. They share a daughter, 29-year-old Isabelle, and a son, 26-year-old Connor. The "Undoing" actress married country music singer Keith Urban in 2006.

Kidman replaced Cate Blanchett in "Being the Ricardos" because the latter couldn't do it due to a conflict of schedule. The actress said she did not have an issue with Blanchett's former involvement in the movie.

"I feel like there's a sacred pact among us all — whoever gets something, that's where it was meant to land," said Kidman.

"Being the Ricardos" also stars Nina Arianda, J.K. Simmons, Alia Shawkat, Tony Hale, Clark Gregg, Linda Lavin, Jake Lacy and John Rubinstein. It is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

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