Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman is reportedly in talks to join the cast of “Aquaman” starring Jason Momoa. Pictured: Kidman arrives at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California, on Dec. 11, 2016. Reuters/Danny Moloshok

Despite the controversies and potential problems surrounding Donald Trump’s presidency, Nicole Kidman has taken to urging Americans to accept and support his administration. According to the 49-year-old “Lion” actress, it’s important that the people support their leader as this is the foundation of a nation.

Kidman made her statements about Trump during an interview with BBC 2 to promote her latest movie, “Lion.” In the interview, the Academy Award-winning actress admitted that she’s taciturn when it comes to political matters, saying she’s more focused on particular issues. This time, however, Kidman couldn’t stop herself from expressing her own thoughts regarding the political issues the U.S. is currently facing.

“I’m always reticent to start commenting politically; I’ve never done it in terms of America or Australia. I’m issue-based,” Kidman, who is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Australia, said, as per Huffington Post. “So I just say, he’s now elected, and we as a country need to support whosever the president because that’s what the country’s based on. Whatever, however that happened, he’s there, and let’s go.”

Kidman also explained she will continue to support campaigns like women’s health, regardless of who’s in power. What was surprising, however, is the fact that Keith Urban’s wife’s statements contradict what many Hollywood celebrities were expressing, Business Insider noted.

In fact, Kidman’s comments were a stark contrast to her “Hours” co-actress Meryl Streep's, when the latter delivered a speech at the 74th Annual Golden Globes on Jan. 8. Streep’s powerful and career-defining speech slammed Trump’s anti-immigration plans and his disrespect toward journalists.

“This instinct to humiliate, when it’s modeled by someone in the public platform, by someone powerful, it filters down into everybody’s life, because it kind of gives permission for other people to do the same thing,” read a snippet of Streep’s Golden Globes speech, according to another Huffington Post report. “Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”

Meanwhile, Kidman’s comments were slammed by Vivian Kane of The Mary Sue, saying “blindly, silently supporting” any president has never been an “American ideal.” Even though the author acknowledged it’s Kidman’s right to encourage people to accept and support Trump’s administration, Kane said people “don’t have to accept playground bully rules in our political system.”

“What might the country look like soon if we follow Kidman’s advice and refrain from calling out Trump? Well, freedom of the press is gone, that’s for sure,” Kane wrote. “Freedom of religion, too, thanks to that proposed ban on Muslims (not to mention his placement of anti-semites in positions of power). Oh, and remember when he said that women who seek abortions should be punished? Are we not allowed to criticize these things? Is that now unpatriotic?”

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