Nicole Kidman ‘can’t wait’ to introduce viewers to series Nine Perfect Strangers

Nicole Kidman ‘can’t wait’ to introduce viewers to her new $100M series Nine Perfect Strangers as she shares a photo with author Liane Moriarty

Nicole Kidman has been given the green light to film her $100million series Nine Perfect Strangers in Australia, bringing hundreds of jobs to the local industry.

And the actress told fans on Saturday that she ‘can’t wait’ to introduce viewers to the production, based on the 2018 novel by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty.

The 53-year-old shared a photo of the pair enjoying a socially-distant embrace to Instagram. 

Latest project: Nicole Kidman (left) told fans on Saturday that she ‘can’t wait’ to introduce viewers to her new $100M series Nine Perfect Strangers, sharing a photo with author Liane Moriarty (right) to Instagram 

‘We can’t wait to introduce you to #NinePerfectStrangers #LianeMoriarty,’ Nicole wrote in the post’s caption.

In the photo, the pair were seated at a table and bumped elbows – the new ‘socially-distant’ hug. 

The limited series is being produced by Nicole’s production company Blossom Films, alongside collaborators Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies, Gone Girl) and David E. Kelley. 

Alongside Nicole, the series will feature an A-list Hollywood cast including Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans and Manny Jacinto. 

Movie adaptation: Based on Liane's 2018 novel, the series will tell the story of nine stressed-out urbanites who escape to a wellness retreat run by Nicole's character

Movie adaptation: Based on Liane’s 2018 novel, the series will tell the story of nine stressed-out urbanites who escape to a wellness retreat run by Nicole’s character 

The series will tell the story of nine stressed-out urbanites who escape to a wellness retreat run by Nicole’s character. 

Filming will begin on August 10 and will run for 19 weeks. 

According to The Daily Telegraph last month, strict COVID-19 restrictions will be placed upon the production, which is set to take place at an ‘isolated production hub’ at Nicole and Keith Urban’s sprawling property in the NSW Southern Highlands.

All-star cast: The series will feature an A-list Hollywood cast including Melissa McCarthy (pictured), Luke Evans and Manny Jacinto

All-star cast: The series will feature an A-list Hollywood cast including Melissa McCarthy (pictured), Luke Evans and Manny Jacinto 

Cast and crew members flying from overseas or interstate will be made to quarantine in a hotel for 14-days upon arrival into NSW.

Nicole and her fellow producers will also be responsible for paying all medical and security costs, The Daily Telegraph reports.  

The Academy Award-winner told the publication that she’s ‘thrilled’ to be able to bring hundreds of jobs to the local industry.  

Set: According to The Daily Telegraph last month, strict COVID-19 restrictions will be placed upon the production, which is set to take place at an 'isolated production hub' at Nicole and Keith Urban's sprawling property in the NSW Southern Highlands. Pictured: Nicole and Keith

Set: According to The Daily Telegraph last month, strict COVID-19 restrictions will be placed upon the production, which is set to take place at an ‘isolated production hub’ at Nicole and Keith Urban’s sprawling property in the NSW Southern Highlands. Pictured: Nicole and Keith 

Bobby Cannavale travels to Byron Bay with wife Rose Byrne and their two sons

Bobby Cannavale looks unrecognisable with a long beard as he travels to Byron Bay with wife Rose Byrne and their sons to film Nicole Kidman’s new TV series Nine Perfect Strangers

Bobby Cannavale travelled to Byron Bay with his wife Rose Byrne and their two sons Rafa, two, and Rocco, four, on Tuesday.

The 50-year-old actor looked unrecognisable with a long bushy beard and kept a low profile in a white cap as he departed Sydney Airport.

Bobby is heading to the coastal town to film the Hulu limited series Nine Perfect Strangers, which is produced by Nicole Kidman.

Looking unrecognisable! Bobby Cannavale donned a long bushy beard as he travelled to Byron Bay with wife Rose Byrne and their two sons on Tuesday

The Ant-Man star wore a casual white T-shirt, jeans and completed his ensemble with a pair of white comfortable sneakers.

Bobby carried a blue backpack and also held a large white tote bag in his hand as he arrived to the private jet terminal at Sydney Airport.

His wife Rose, 41, looked comfortable in black leggings, a striped T-shirt and a black jumper.

The Australian actress tied her brunette hair in a low bun and also wore a protective face mask as she carried her son.

Back to work: Bobby has travelled to Australia to film the Hulu limited series Nine Perfect Strangers, which is produced by Nicole Kidman

Back to work: Bobby has travelled to Australia to film the Hulu limited series Nine Perfect Strangers, which is produced by Nicole Kidman

Style: He wore a casual white T-shirt, jeans and completed his ensemble with a pair of white comfortable sneakers

Style: He wore a casual white T-shirt, jeans and completed his ensemble with a pair of white comfortable sneakers

Bobby, Rose and their family had been quarantining in a Sydney hotel for 14-days upon arrival into NSW.

Meanwhile, the new series Nine Perfect Strangers is based on the 2018 novel by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty.

Last month, Nicole Kidman told The Daily Telegraph, that she’s ‘thrilled’ to be able to bring hundreds of jobs to the local film industry after it was sent crashing down by the coronavirus pandemic.

Comfortable: His wife Rose, 41, looked comfortable in black leggings, a striped T-shirt and a black jumper

Comfortable: His wife Rose, 41, looked comfortable in black leggings, a striped T-shirt and a black jumper

Protection:The Australian actress tied her brunette hair in a low bun and also wore a protective face mask as she carried her son

Protection:The Australian actress tied her brunette hair in a low bun and also wore a protective face mask as she carried her son

‘It is a great opportunity for me to give back to the community that nurtured me through so much of my career,’ she said.

The limited series is being produced by Nicole’s production company Blossom Films, alongside Big Little Lies collaborators Bruna Papandrea (Big Little Lies, Gone Girl) and David E. Kelley.

Nicole will also star in the series alongside an A-list Hollywood cast including Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans and Manny Jacinto.

Filming will begin on August 10 and will run for 19 weeks. 

Pandemic: Bobby, Rose and their family had been quarantining in a Sydney hotel for 14-days upon arrival into NSW

Pandemic: Bobby, Rose and their family had been quarantining in a Sydney hotel for 14-days upon arrival into NSW

Hands full: Bobby carried a blue backpack and also held a large white tote bag in his hand as he arrived at the airport

Hands full: Bobby carried a blue backpack and also held a large white tote bag in his hand as he arrived at the airport

Lisa Wilkinson reveals she has Nicole Kidman to thank for her media career

Lisa Wilkinson reveals she has Nicole Kidman to thank for a life-changing milestone in her early media career during a revealing interview on Anh’s Brush with Fame

Lisa Wilkinson has revealed she has Nicole Kidman to thank for her decade-spanning career in the Australian media.

In a teaser ahead of her interview on Anh’s Brush with Fame on Tuesday, the 60-year-old revealed she was eternally grateful to the Oscar-winning actress.

Lisa said she was editing teen magazine, Dolly, back in 1983, when she decided to take a chance on an unknown redhead.  

Cover girl: In a teaser ahead of her interview on Anh's Brush with Fame on Tuesday, the 60-year-old revealed she was eternally grateful to Nicole Kidman (pictured)

Life-changing: Lisa Wilkinson (left) has revealed she has Nicole Kidman (right) to thank for her decade-spanning career in the Australian media

‘In 1983, I was really starting to feel like, I can try things here. And so, that month, I put on the cover a red-haired, corkscrew-curled 15-year-old by the name of Nicole Kidman,’ she explained to host Anh Do. 

She added: ‘Of course, blonde-haired, blue-eyed surfie chicks ruled in Australia at that time.’

Before signing off on the cover, Lisa said she went to show it to her boss ‘as a courtesy’, but he had some reservations.  

Before she was famous: Lisa said she was editing teen magazine, Dolly, back in 1983, when she decided to take a chance on an unknown redhead

Before she was famous: Lisa said she was editing teen magazine, Dolly, back in 1983, when she decided to take a chance on an unknown redhead

'In 1983, I was really starting to feel like, I can try things here. And so, that month, I put on the cover a red-haired, corkscrew-curled 15-year-old by the name of Nicole Kidman,' she explained

‘In 1983, I was really starting to feel like, I can try things here. And so, that month, I put on the cover a red-haired, corkscrew-curled 15-year-old by the name of Nicole Kidman,’ she explained

‘I went and showed it to my boss, and he said to me, “She’s got freckles.” And I said, “I know, isn’t it fantastic?”‘ she recounted. 

‘And he said, “But she’s got red hair.” I said, “I know! Isn’t it brilliant?” And he said, “I don’t think you can run that, that’s not going to sell.”‘

But Lisa said the cover proved to be a huge hit, and in a post on Instagram on Tuesday, admitted she’ll ‘always be so grateful’ to the 53-year-old actress.  

Taking chances: Before signing off on the cover, Lisa told host Anh Do (pictured) that she went to show it to her boss 'as a courtesy', but he had some reservations

Taking chances: Before signing off on the cover, Lisa told host Anh Do (pictured) that she went to show it to her boss ‘as a courtesy’, but he had some reservations

‘It was my first ever complete sellout. And young women embraced it and thought, “Great! She looks like me!” Change is a great thing,’ added Lisa. 

In a post on Instagram Stories on Tuesday, Lisa acknowledged: ‘In 1983, an unknown 15-year-old called Nicole Kidman changed my life forever.’ 

Anh’s Brush with Fame airs Tuesday at 8pm on ABC

Friends in high places: Lisa said the cover proved to be a huge hit, and in a post on Instagram on Tuesday, admitted she'll 'always be so grateful' to the 53-year-old actress. Pictured with Nicole and Keith Urban

Friends in high places: Lisa said the cover proved to be a huge hit, and in a post on Instagram on Tuesday, admitted she’ll ‘always be so grateful’ to the 53-year-old actress. Pictured with Nicole and Keith Urban

Nicole Kidman sees her mother Janelle, 80, for the first time in EIGHT months

‘So good to hug you!’ Nicole Kidman sees her mother Janelle, 80, for the first time in EIGHT months – after completing two weeks self-isolation

Nicole Kidman ensured that her first outing following her 14-day self-isolation period was to see her mother, Janelle. 

On Sunday, the Oscar-winning actress, 53, took to Instagram with two emotional pictures of her warmly embracing her family’s 80-year-old matriarch. 

‘Feels so good to be able to hug my mum! It’s been 8 months. I missed her 80th birthday but I’m here now. Love you Mumma ❤️,’ she captioned the sweet snaps.  

‘I’m here now, mumma’: Nicole Kidman, 53, ensured that her first outing following her 14-day self-isolation period was to see her mother, Janelle

Nicole was clearly overcome with emotion in the snap as she hugged her mother followings months apart. 

Earlier in the day, Nicole was seen leaving her $6.5million Southern Highlands estate for the first time after completing her 14-day quarantine with her husband Keith Urban and their daughters, Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine.

The actress and her other half, 52, divided fans after being granted permission to skip mandatory hotel quarantine and self-isolate at their sprawling country property following their arrival back to Australia via a private jet from the United States.  

'Love you': On Sunday, the Oscar-winning actress, 53, took to Instagram with two emotional pictures of her warmly embracing her family's 80-year-old matriarch

‘Love you’: On Sunday, the Oscar-winning actress, 53, took to Instagram with two emotional pictures of her warmly embracing her family’s 80-year-old matriarch

She captioned the sweet snaps: 'Feels so good to be able to hug my mum! It’s been 8 months. I missed her 80th birthday but I’m here now. Love you Mumma ❤️'

She captioned the sweet snaps: ‘Feels so good to be able to hug my mum! It’s been 8 months. I missed her 80th birthday but I’m here now. Love you Mumma ❤️’

Nicole jetted back to begin work on her new series, Nine Perfect Strangers, which was recently given the green-light to begin filming in Australia.

The series will provide an economic boost to the struggling local film industry by creating ‘hundreds’ of local jobs when filming commences on August 10.

Despite Nicole’s plans to help the local film industry during the economic downturn, some Australians angrily suggested that COVID-19 travel restrictions only seemed to affect ordinary people, not the rich and famous.

Divisive: The actress and her husband Keith Urban divided fans after being granted permission to skip mandatory hotel quarantine and self-isolate at their sprawling country property following their arrival back to Australia via a private jet from the United States

Divisive: The actress and her husband Keith Urban divided fans after being granted permission to skip mandatory hotel quarantine and self-isolate at their sprawling country property following their arrival back to Australia via a private jet from the United States

However, many others pointed out that they didn’t see a problem with it if the pair stayed at home for two weeks.

One supporter wrote: ‘This is right decision. They have their own property, why not? They both deserve a little credit for promoting Australia every day… Welcome home.’

According to the NSW Government website, people returning from overseas are only exempt from staying at a quarantine hotel if there are ‘strong medical, health or compassionate grounds’.

Back to work! Nicole jetted back to begin work on her new series, Nine Perfect Strangers, which was recently given the green-light to begin filming in Australia

Back to work! Nicole jetted back to begin work on her new series, Nine Perfect Strangers, which was recently given the green-light to begin filming in Australia

Nicole Kidman leaves $6.5M Southern Highlands estate after self-isolating with husband Keith Urban

Nicole Kidman was seen leaving her $6.5million Southern Highlands estate for the first time after completing her 14-day quarantine with her husband Keith Urban and their daughters, Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine.

The actress, 53, and her other half, 52, divided fans after being granted permission to skip mandatory hotel quarantine and self-isolate at their sprawling country property following their arrival back to Australia via a private jet from the United States.

Despite the controversy, the Big Little Lies star looked in high spirits as she got her first taste of post-quarantine freedom while being driven out of her property.

Freedom! Nicole Kidman [pictured], 53, was seen leaving her $6.5million Southern Highlands estate for the first time after completing her 14-day quarantine with her husband Keith Urban and their daughters, Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine

Nicole was dressed to combat the winter chill in a faux-fur lined hooded jacket over a chunky white jumper. 

The screen star relied on her naturally striking features with a simple slick of make-up, and she wore her curly red locks loose. 

While Keith was nowhere in sight, Nicole appeared to be in great company as she exited her property in the car. 

Home sweet home: The actress and her other half divided fans after being granted permission to skip mandatory hotel quarantine and self-isolate at their country property [pictured] following their arrival back to Australia via a private jet from the US

Home sweet home: The actress and her other half divided fans after being granted permission to skip mandatory hotel quarantine and self-isolate at their country property [pictured] following their arrival back to Australia via a private jet from the US

Low-key: Nicole was dressed to combat the winter chill in a faux-fur lined hooded jacket over a chunky white jumper

Low-key: Nicole was dressed to combat the winter chill in a faux-fur lined hooded jacket over a chunky white jumper

Natural: The screen star relied on her naturally striking features with a simple slick of make-up, and she wore her curly red locks loose

Natural: The screen star relied on her naturally striking features with a simple slick of make-up, and she wore her curly red locks loose

Nicole may have made the outing to officially begin work on her new series, Nine Perfect Strangers, which was recently given the green-light to begin filming in Australia.

The series will provide an economic boost to the struggling local film industry by creating ‘hundreds’ of local jobs when filming commences on August 10. 

Despite Nicole’s plans to help the local film industry during the economic downturn, some Australians angrily suggested that COVID-19 travel restrictions only seemed to affect ordinary people, not the rich and famous.

Fun times: While Keith was nowhere in sight, Nicole appeared to be in great company as she exited her property in the car

Fun times: While Keith was nowhere in sight, Nicole appeared to be in great company as she exited her property in the car

Back to work: Nicole may have made the outing to officially begin work on her new series, Nine Perfect Strangers, which was recently given the green-light to begin filming in Australia

Back to work: Nicole may have made the outing to officially begin work on her new series, Nine Perfect Strangers, which was recently given the green-light to begin filming in Australia

One fan fumed on social media: ‘Completely unfair and wrong! If we all have to do it and no one is getting exemptions then EVERYONE should have to do it! And they wonder why people start breaking the rules.’ 

Another wrote: ‘Two different sets of laws: one for the rich and powerful and one for the ordinary person.’

However, many others pointed out that they didn’t see a problem with it if the pair stayed at home for two weeks.

New project: The series will provide an economic boost to the struggling local film industry by creating 'hundreds' of local jobs when filming commences on August 10

New project: The series will provide an economic boost to the struggling local film industry by creating ‘hundreds’ of local jobs when filming commences on August 10

Divisive: Despite Nicole's plans to help the local film industry during the economic downturn, some Australians angrily suggested that COVID-19 travel restrictions only seemed to affect ordinary people, not the rich and famous

Divisive: Despite Nicole’s plans to help the local film industry during the economic downturn, some Australians angrily suggested that COVID-19 travel restrictions only seemed to affect ordinary people, not the rich and famous

Other side: However, many others pointed out that they didn't see a problem with it if the pair stayed at home for two weeks.

Other side: However, many others pointed out that they didn’t see a problem with it if the pair stayed at home for two weeks.

One supporter wrote: ‘This is right decision. They have their own property, why not? They both deserve a little credit for promoting Australia every day… Welcome home.’

Another added: ‘Why is everyone carrying on? They are isolating at home, just not at a hotel. So what if they are stars? They still have to isolate away from everyone.’

According to the NSW Government website, people returning from overseas are only exempt from staying at a quarantine hotel if there are ‘strong medical, health or compassionate grounds’.

One supporter wrote: 'This is right decision. They have their own property, why not? They both deserve a little credit for promoting Australia every day... Welcome home'

One supporter wrote: ‘This is right decision. They have their own property, why not? They both deserve a little credit for promoting Australia every day… Welcome home’

Strict rules: According to the NSW Government website, people returning from overseas are only exempt from staying at a quarantine hotel if there are 'strong medical, health or compassionate grounds'

Strict rules: According to the NSW Government website, people returning from overseas are only exempt from staying at a quarantine hotel if there are ‘strong medical, health or compassionate grounds’

Anthony LaPaglia, 61, reveals what hotel quarantine in Melbourne was REALLY like

Actor Anthony LaPaglia has described the woeful conditions of hotel quarantine after returning to Australia from America. 

Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph this week, the 61-year-old claimed the experience ‘surprisingly punitive’ in a less-than-pleasant review.  

‘No windows that opened at all for fresh air and a 15-minute walk every second day accompanied by a guard,’ Anthony alleged.

Conditions: Anthony LaPaglia, 61, (pictured) has revealed what hotel quarantine in Melbourne was REALLY like and called it  ‘surprising punitive’ in an interview with The Sunday Telegraph

Anthony claimed he needed to get a representative on the phone in order to get blood pressure medication, but was unable to do so.  

‘I’d had enough so I put my sneakers on and decided to get their attention by walking out of my room. The problem was resolved.

Anthony explained he wanted to ‘cut them a break’ as it was at a stage when no one really understood the pandemic issue. He also considered the quarantine’s vital.  

'No windows that opened at all for fresh air and a 15-minute walk every second day accompanied by a guard': Anthony said of the experience earlier this year

 ‘No windows that opened at all for fresh air and a 15-minute walk every second day accompanied by a guard’: Anthony said of the experience earlier this year 

‘I don’t want to criticise Melbourne too harshly as it was very early on in the pandemic,’ the actor said respectfully. 

Anthony went on to explain he had a more positive experience during his second quarantine experience at the Novotel in Sydney’s Olympic Park. 

The Without A Trace actor was forced to defend staff of the hotel following reports he was ‘dumped’ into quarantine.

Balance: 'I don't want to criticise Melbourne too harshly as it was very early on in the pandemic,' the actor said respectfully. Pictured: June, 2017

Balance: ‘I don’t want to criticise Melbourne too harshly as it was very early on in the pandemic,’ the actor said respectfully. Pictured: June, 2017

The public has been at odds with a number of celebrities, with a July Sydney Morning Herald report suggesting there was a ‘celebrity pecking order’ with actress Nicole Kidman, 53, and Keith Urban, 52, granted special permission by the New South Wales Government to self-isolate at home. 

Dannii Minogue was also exempt from hotel quarantine in Queensland.  

After news of the exemptions made headlines, some Australians angrily suggested that COVID-19 travel restrictions only seem to affect ordinary people, and not the rich and famous.

Positive: Anthony said second quarantine in Sydney was different, and a much more enjoyable experience. Pictured: Novotel hotel

Positive: Anthony said second quarantine in Sydney was different, and a much more enjoyable experience. Pictured: Novotel hotel 

In pictures obtained by Daily Mail Australia, Keith, Nicole and their daughters Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine, appeared happy and relaxed as they walked through their Sutton Forest farm to their $6.5million mansion in the Southern Highlands last month.    

However, their freedom to head straight home following a long-haul flight from the U.S., where there have been four million confirmed COVID-19 cases, has divided many fans.

One fumed on social media: ‘If we all have to do it and no one is getting exemptions then EVERYONE should have to do it! And they wonder why people start breaking the rules.’

Self-isolating at home: Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman, 53, and Keith Urban, 52, (both pictured in January 2020) skipped hotel quarantine in New South Wales, in favour of isolating in their $6.5million estate in the Southern Highlands last month

Self-isolating at home: Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman, 53, and Keith Urban, 52, (both pictured in January 2020) skipped hotel quarantine in New South Wales, in favour of isolating in their $6.5million estate in the Southern Highlands last month

Not impressed: 'This is SO wrong! First, bloody Dannii Minogue and now these two. Completely unfair and wrong!' one fan fumed on social media

Not impressed: ‘This is SO wrong! First, bloody Dannii Minogue and now these two. Completely unfair and wrong!’ one fan fumed on social media

Another wrote: ‘Two different sets of laws: one for the rich and powerful and one for the ordinary person.’

However, many others pointed out that they didn’t see a problem with it if the pair stayed at home for two weeks.

One supporter wrote: ‘This is right decision. They have their own property, why not? They both deserve a little credit for promoting Australia every day… Welcome home.’

Despite being granted this exception, the pair still had to spend 14 days at home in accordance with Australia’s coronavirus rules.

According to the NSW Government website, people returning from overseas are only exempt from staying at a quarantine hotel if there are ‘strong medical, health or compassionate grounds’.     

Rules: According to the NSW Government website, people returning from overseas are only exempt from staying at a quarantine hotel if there are 'strong medical, health or compassionate grounds'. Nicole and Keith are pictured in January 2020

Rules: According to the NSW Government website, people returning from overseas are only exempt from staying at a quarantine hotel if there are ‘strong medical, health or compassionate grounds’. Nicole and Keith are pictured in January 2020

Nicole Kidman praises her close friend Taylor Swift’s new album Folklore


Nicole Kidman praises Taylor Swift’s album Folklore and compares her iconic look in The Beguiled to the pop-star’s new aesthetic

They’ve been close friends for years. 

And on Nicole Kidman, 53,  confirmed her bond with Taylor Swift, 30, is as strong as after publicly praising the pop-star’s new album Folklore via social media on Saturday. 

The actress uploaded a throwback video of herself on the set of The Beguiled movie wearing an outfit very similar to that worn by Taylor on her album cover. 

In the video, Nicole is seen dancing around to husband Keith Urban’s song Blue Ain’t Your Colour, while dressed in a white dress and draped dark jacket. 

Her hair was styled in a curled up-style typical of the 1800s. 

Taylor similarly wore a white dress, draped dark jacket and curled up-‘do in her Folklore album cover image, as well as in the film-clip for her new single Cardigan. 

Same aesthetic: Nicole also uploaded a picture of Taylor's latest album cover (pictured)

‘Folklore sisters!’ Nicole Kidman, 53, praised her close friend Taylor Swift’s new album Folklore on Saturday, comparing her look in The Beguiled (left)  to the pop-star’s new album cover (right) 

‘On the set of #BeguiledMovie #Folklore Sisters… Love this album xx,’ Nicole wrote in the caption. 

Taylor quickly thanked Nicole for her kind feedback, commenting under the post: ‘This just made me GRIN you’re the greatest.’  

Nicole has been a close friend of Taylor for years, having famously ditched her husband Keith’s tour to attend the pop-star’s concert in 2018.  

Twinning! In the video, Nicole is seen dancing around, dressed in a white dress and draped dark jacket

Bohemian look: Taylor similarly wore a white dress, draped dark jacket and curled up-'do in her Folklore album cover image, as well as in the film-clip for her new single Cardigan

Twinning! In the video, Nicole is seen dancing around, dressed in a white dress and draped dark jacket (left). Taylor similarly wore a white dress, draped dark jacket and curled up-‘do in her Folklore album cover image, as well as in the film-clip for her new single Cardigan (right). 

During an interview with Red magazine in 2016, the Australian even compared her life to Taylor’s while reflecting on her former marriage to Tom Cruise.

Nicole said: ‘I look back now and I’m like, ‘What?’ You look at Taylor Swift, I mean how old is she? She’s 26.’

‘I had two kids by the time I was 27 and I’d been married for four years. But that’s what I wanted.’

Close: Nicole has been a close friend of Taylor for years, having famously ditched her husband Keith's tour to attend the pop-star's concert in 2018. Pictured together in 2019

Close: Nicole has been a close friend of Taylor for years, having famously ditched her husband Keith’s tour to attend the pop-star’s concert in 2018. Pictured together in 2019 

Backlash: Meanwhile, Nicole is currently facing public backlash for receiving special permission to avoid staying at a quarantine hotel after arriving in Australia from the US last Monday

  Backlash: Meanwhile, Nicole is currently facing public backlash for receiving special permission to avoid staying at a quarantine hotel after arriving in Australia from the US last Monday

Meanwhile, Nicole is currently facing public backlash for receiving special permission to avoid staying at a quarantine hotel after arriving in Australia from the US last Monday.  

Nicole, Keith, 52, and their daughters Sunday Rose, 11 and Faith Margaret, nine, have instead been self-isolating at their $6.5million Southern Highlands estate instead of going through the mandatory hotel quarantine. 

Nicole’s publicist Wendy Day subsequently refuted claims the actress and her family are flouting the government’s strict quarantine rules.

‘It’s absolute garbage. She is paying for all her own security and following all the rules, they are in isolation,’ Wendy told SMH’s Private Sydney.

Special rules: Nicole, Keith, 52, (left) and their daughters Sunday Rose, 11 and Faith Margaret, nine, have instead been self-isolating at their $6.5million Southern Highlands estate instead of going through the mandatory hotel quarantine

Special rules: Nicole, Keith, 52, (left) and their daughters Sunday Rose, 11 and Faith Margaret, nine, have instead been self-isolating at their $6.5million Southern Highlands estate instead of going through the mandatory hotel quarantine 

Australia’s celebrities are flocking to buy properties in the Southern Highlands


The Southern Highlands in New South Wales has become something of a celebrity haven in recent years, with Nicole Kidman, Michelle Bridges, Samantha Armytage and Phoebe Burgess joining other stars in snapping up sprawling homes in the tranquil countryside.

Looking for a refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life, many of Australia’s most famous faces escape to the peaceful area 100km south-west of Sydney when they need a break. 

And at just a 90-minute drive south-west of Sydney, it’s the perfect place to unwind without being too far from the city. 

Home sweet home: The Southern Highlands in New South Wales is a favourite hideaway for Nicole Kidman, Michelle Bridges, Samantha Armytage and Phoebe Burgess, who are just some of the stars who own sprawling homes in the scenic countryside 100km south-west of Sydney. Pictured: Nicole Kidman’s home

Nicole Kidman owns a property in the area, which she bought back in 2008 for $6.5million.

The heritage home was built in 1878 and sits on 45 hectares.

The 53-year-old actress is currently quarantining on the property along with her husband of 14 years, Keith Urban, and the couple’s two daughters, Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine. 

Home sweet home: Nicole Kidman purchased her Southern Highlands property back in 2008 for $6.5million

Home sweet home: Nicole Kidman purchased her Southern Highlands property back in 2008 for $6.5million

The 53-year-old actress is currently quarantining on the property along with her husband of 14 years, Keith Urban, and the couple's two daughters, Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine

The 53-year-old actress is currently quarantining on the property along with her husband of 14 years, Keith Urban, and the couple’s two daughters, Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine

History: The heritage home was built back in 1878, and sits on 45 hectares, according to a report by Domain in June last year

History: The heritage home was built back in 1878, and sits on 45 hectares, according to a report by Domain in June last year

Hidden away: The home is nestled among a series of overgrown trees that frame the luxurious property

Hidden away: The home is nestled among a series of overgrown trees that frame the luxurious property

There's also a watering hole on Kidman's property in the Highlands, which is also famed for its wines

There’s also a watering hole on Kidman’s property in the Highlands, which is also famed for its wines

After returning from the US on Monday, the couple angered fellow travellers when they were given special permission to quarantine at home instead of spending two weeks .

According to a report by The Daily Telegraph in March, the family is considering making their move to the property permanent and have reportedly enrolled their daughters at a local school.

The stunning home featured as the backdrop for a video interview the Big Little Lies actress gave to US Vogue back in July 2015. 

Titled ’73 Questions With Nicole Kidman’, the star revealed she loves escaping to the property 

The Hollywood star says she loves the region because of ‘the simplicity, the air [and] the peace’. 

Making its debut: The stunning home featured as the backdrop for a video interview the Big Little Lies actress gave to US Vogue back in July 2015

Making its debut: The stunning home featured as the backdrop for a video interview the Big Little Lies actress gave to US Vogue back in July 2015

The simple life: Titled '73 Questions With Nicole Kidman', the interview saw the star reveal she loves escaping to the property

The simple life: Titled ’73 Questions With Nicole Kidman’, the interview saw the star reveal she loves escaping to the property

Room to move: Nicole's sprawling homestead gives the star and her family plenty of space to move around

Room to move: Nicole’s sprawling homestead gives the star and her family plenty of space to move around 

Plenty of privacy: Kidman's block is nice and secluded with no other properties nearby

Plenty of privacy: Kidman’s block is nice and secluded with no other properties nearby  

Free as a bird: Nicole Kidman (pictured) says she loves the area because of 'the simplicity, the air [and] the peace'

Free as a bird: Nicole Kidman (pictured) says she loves the area because of ‘the simplicity, the air [and] the peace’ 

Haven: She shares the home with husband Keith (right) and their children

Haven: She shares the home with husband Keith (right) and their children 

Meanwhile, Samantha Armytage, 43, also owns a luxury countryside property in the area.

The Sunrise host bought her home back in April 2017, spending $2.2million on the Southern Highlands retreat, according to a report by realestate.com.au.

The regional NSW property features five bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, along with a modern open-plan kitchen. 

A great place to wake up to: Samantha Armytage, 43, also owns a luxury countryside property in the area

A great place to wake up to: Samantha Armytage, 43, also owns a luxury countryside property in the area

Wide open spaces: The regional NSW property features five bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, along with a modern open-plan kitchen

Wide open spaces: The regional NSW property features five bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, along with a modern open-plan kitchen

The finer details: The home also boasts timber floored lounge and dining rooms, which feature a fireplace

The finer details: The home also boasts timber floored lounge and dining rooms, which feature a fireplace

There’s also timber floored lounge and dining rooms, which feature a fireplace.  

The living spaces open out onto a spacious outdoor deck area, which includes an open fire, making it the perfect place for entertaining.

The home features a wrap-around verandah and is surrounded by lush green lawns and trees on the two-hectare property. 

Room to move: The home features a wrap-around verandah, and is surrounded by lush green lawns and trees on the two-hectare property

Room to move: The home features a wrap-around verandah, and is surrounded by lush green lawns and trees on the two-hectare property

Horsing around: Samantha is an avid horse rider who spends most of her weekends at the country property

Horsing around: Samantha is an avid horse rider who spends most of her weekends at the country property

It also includes paddocks, with Samantha an avid horse rider, spending most of her weekends at the country property.

There’s also a separate studio cottage, with a small creek winding its way through the country retreat.  

Samantha’s new fiancé, businessman Richard Lavender, owns a rural property nearby.

Country living: There's also a separate studio cottage, with a small creek winding its way through the country retreat

Country living: There’s also a separate studio cottage, with a small creek winding its way through the country retreat

Neighbours: Samantha's new fiancé, businessman Richard Lavender, owns a rural property nearby, with the couple announcing their engagement last month

Neighbours: Samantha’s new fiancé, businessman Richard Lavender, owns a rural property nearby, with the couple announcing their engagement last month

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph in July 2017, Samantha spoke about her love of being in the country.

‘For years and years I have talked about it and I’ve known that my country roots are important to me,’ she said.

‘Nowadays I’ve realised that I really need it for my sanity I guess, to get back to the country and get my hands in the dirt and be in nature. It is really important.’  

Splashing out: The Sunrise host bought her home back in April 2017, spending $2.2million on the Southern Highlands retreat, according to a report by realestate.com.au

Splashing out: The Sunrise host bought her home back in April 2017, spending $2.2million on the Southern Highlands retreat, according to a report by realestate.com.au

Out of sight: There are smaller dwellings on the sprawling property, which is tucked away behind trees

Out of sight: There are smaller dwellings on the sprawling property, which is tucked away behind trees 

Rustic: In an interview with The Daily Telegraph in July 2017, Samantha spoke about her love of being in the country. Samantha Armytage is pictured with fiancé Richard Lavender

Rustic: In an interview with The Daily Telegraph in July 2017, Samantha spoke about her love of being in the country. Samantha Armytage is pictured with fiancé Richard Lavender

Phoebe Burgess, 31, is another star who calls the Southern Highlands her home away from home.

The ex-wife of former rugby league footballer Sam Burgess relocated to her parents’ sprawling country property with the couple’s two children after the demise of her marriage in October last year.

Phoebe grew up at the property with her parents, Mitch and Sarah Hooke, and sisters, Jemima and Harriet. 

Nice digs: Phoebe Burgess, 31, is another star who calls the Southern Highlands her home away from home

Nice digs: Phoebe Burgess, 31, is another star who calls the Southern Highlands her home away from home

Childhood home: Phoebe grew up at the property with her parents, Mitch and Sarah Hooke, and sisters, Jemima and Harriet

Childhood home: Phoebe grew up at the property with her parents, Mitch and Sarah Hooke, and sisters, Jemima and Harriet

Country girl: Nestled on nine acres of manicured garden, the spacious estate is brimming with rustic charm

Country girl: Nestled on nine acres of manicured garden, the spacious estate is brimming with rustic charm

Nestled on nine acres of manicured garden, the spacious estate is brimming with rustic charm.

The stunning limestone residence features high ceilings throughout, large living areas, a formal dining room, two offices, five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a timber kitchen. 

It also boasts a formal entrance lobby, media room, covered outdoor entertainment area and large double garage. 

Gorgeous: The stunning limestone residence features high ceilings throughout, large living areas, a formal dining room, two offices, five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a timber kitchen

Gorgeous: The stunning limestone residence features high ceilings throughout, large living areas, a formal dining room, two offices, five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a timber kitchen

Extra large: It also boasts a formal entrance lobby, media room, covered outdoor entertainment area and large double garage

Extra large: It also boasts a formal entrance lobby, media room, covered outdoor entertainment area and large double garage

Picture perfect: The property's landscaped rose garden and manicured hedging also offer the perfect backdrop for Phoebe's many Instagram photo shoots

Picture perfect: The property’s landscaped rose garden and manicured hedging also offer the perfect backdrop for Phoebe’s many Instagram photo shoots

Making a move: The ex-wife of former rugby league footballer Sam Burgess relocated to her parents' sprawling country property with the couple's two children after the demise of her marriage in October last year. Pictured: Phoebe Burgess

Making a move: The ex-wife of former rugby league footballer Sam Burgess relocated to her parents’ sprawling country property with the couple’s two children after the demise of her marriage in October last year. Pictured: Phoebe Burgess 

Phoebe’s horse-loving family also owns a state-of-the-art stable complex and timber-railed paddock area. 

A vegetable garden and chicken run offer hours of entertainment for Phoebe’s kids.

The property’s landscaped rose garden and manicured hedging also offer the perfect backdrop for Phoebe’s many Instagram photo shoots. 

‘Dressed up for the chooks,’ she captioned a series of Instagram photos of herself on the property back in May.  

Getaway: Michelle Bridges, 49, purchased her Southern Highlands retreat for a reported $2.7million back in January 2018, according to a report by Home Beautiful at the time

Getaway: Michelle Bridges, 49, purchased her Southern Highlands retreat for a reported $2.7million back in January 2018, according to a report by Home Beautiful at the time

Luxurious: The home features five bedrooms, a swimming pool and a tennis court

Luxurious: The home features five bedrooms, a swimming pool and a tennis court

Sprawling: The nine-acre property also features a separate guest barn and artist studio

Sprawling: The nine-acre property also features a separate guest barn and artist studio

The luxurious property also acted as the backdrop for Phoebe and Sam’s wedding back in December 2015. 

Michelle Bridges, 49, purchased her Southern Highlands retreat for a reported $2.7million back in January 2018, according to a report by Home Beautiful at the time.

The celebrity fitness trainer reportedly outbid chef Luke Mangan, who had also been eyeing off the property. 

Stunning: It also boasts both casual and formal dining rooms, along with a low combustion fireplace, while floor to ceiling windows offer uninterrupted views of the surrounding area

Stunning: It also boasts both casual and formal dining rooms, along with a low combustion fireplace, while floor to ceiling windows offer uninterrupted views of the surrounding area

Competition: The celebrity fitness trainer reportedly outbid chef Luke Mangan, who had also been eyeing off the property

Competition: The celebrity fitness trainer reportedly outbid chef Luke Mangan, who had also been eyeing off the property 

Lots of room: The home has ample amounts of outdoor space for entertaining

 Lots of room: The home has ample amounts of outdoor space for entertaining

The home features five bedrooms, a swimming pool and a tennis court, with Michelle regularly escaping to the home on weekends. 

The nine-acre property also features a separate guest barn and artist studio, along with ample amounts of outdoor space for entertaining.

It also boasts both casual and formal dining rooms, along with a low combustion fireplace, while floor to ceiling windows offer uninterrupted views of the surrounding area.

Michelle regularly escapes to the home on weekends, with her young son, Axel.  

Idyllic: The open space is perfect for her young son to enjoy. Pictured: Michelle Bridges and son Axel

 Idyllic: The open space is perfect for her young son to enjoy. Pictured: Michelle Bridges and son Axel

Anthony LaPaglia denies claims he was ‘dumped’ at the Novotel


Anthony LaPaglia has silenced claims he was ‘dumped’ out at the Novotel at Sydney’s Olympic Park for two weeks of hotel quarantine, after flying in from America.

The Sydney Morning Herald’s Private Sydney alleged on Saturday that friends of the 61-year-old said he was ‘given anything but star treatment’.   

In two Instagram posts later that day, the Australian actor branded the reports a ‘flat out lie’, describing the hotel staff as ‘wonderful under these difficult circumstances’.

No truth: Anthony LaPaglia (pictured in July 2017) denied report by The Sydney Morning Herald’s Private Sydney on Saturday, that he was ‘dumped’ out at Sydney’s Olympic Park for hotel quarantine, describing staff as ‘wonderful’ and ‘considerate’ 

‘It’s a flat out lie. I had no problem doing the quarantine because it’s what required under these unique circumstances. 

‘The Accor Novotel hotel management and staff in Sydney park were considerate, helpful and wonderful under these difficult circumstances. 

‘So good I’d recommend anyone travelling to Sydney to stay there,’ he continued.

Anthony went on to share a photo of a balloon bouquet the hotel staff gifted him on his last day of quarantine.  

Setting the record straight: The Australian actor (pictured in June 2017) branded the claims a 'flat out lie' in an Instagram post on Saturday

Setting the record straight: The Australian actor (pictured in June 2017) branded the claims a ‘flat out lie’ in an Instagram post on Saturday 

Treated just like anyone else: 'The Accor Novotel hotel management and staff in Sydney park were considerate, helpful and wonderful under these difficult circumstances,' the 61-year-old said in relation to the claims (pictured in June 2017)

Treated just like anyone else: ‘The Accor Novotel hotel management and staff in Sydney park were considerate, helpful and wonderful under these difficult circumstances,’ the 61-year-old said in relation to the claims (pictured in June 2017) 

Sweet gesture: Anthony went on to share a photo of a balloon bouquet the hotel staff gifted him on his last day of quarantine

Sweet gesture: Anthony went on to share a photo of a balloon bouquet the hotel staff gifted him on his last day of quarantine 

The Sydney Morning Herald report Anthony was referring to, also suggested there is a ‘celebrity pecking order’ with Nicole Kidman, 53, and Keith Urban, 52, granted special permission by the New South Wales Government to self-isolate at home.   

After news of the exemption made headlines, some Australians angrily suggested that COVID-19 travel restrictions only seem to affect ordinary people, and not the rich and famous.  

In pictures obtained by Daily Mail Australia, the couple and their daughters Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine, appeared happy and relaxed as they walked through their Sutton Forest farm to their $6.5million mansion in the Southern Highlands on Monday. 

Recommendation: Anthony also recommended the hotel as a great accommodation option for anyone travelling to Sydney. Pictured: Novotel hotel

Recommendation: Anthony also recommended the hotel as a great accommodation option for anyone travelling to Sydney. Pictured: Novotel hotel 

Surroundings: Pictured is the interior of a standard room at the Novotel

Surroundings: Pictured is the interior of a standard room at the Novotel 

However, their freedom to head straight home following a long-haul flight from the U.S., where there have been four million confirmed COVID-19 cases, has divided their fanbase.

One fan fumed on social media: ‘If we all have to do it and no one is getting exemptions then EVERYONE should have to do it! And they wonder why people start breaking the rules.’

Another wrote: ‘Two different sets of laws: one for the rich and powerful and one for the ordinary person.’ 

Self-isolating at home: Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman, 53, and Keith Urban, 52, (both pictured in January 2020) skipped hotel quarantine, and have been self-isolating at their $6.5million estate in the Southern Highlands since Monday afternoon

Self-isolating at home: Meanwhile, Nicole Kidman, 53, and Keith Urban, 52, (both pictured in January 2020) skipped hotel quarantine, and have been self-isolating at their $6.5million estate in the Southern Highlands since Monday afternoon 

However, many others pointed out that they didn’t see a problem with it if the pair stayed at home for two weeks.

One supporter wrote: ‘This is right decision. They have their own property, why not? They both deserve a little credit for promoting Australia every day… Welcome home.’

Another added: ‘Why is everyone carrying on? They are isolating at home, just not at a hotel. So what if they are stars? They still have to isolate away from everyone.’ 

Not impressed: 'This is SO wrong! First, bloody Dannii Minogue and now these two. Completely unfair and wrong!' one fan fumed on social media

Not impressed: ‘This is SO wrong! First, bloody Dannii Minogue and now these two. Completely unfair and wrong!’ one fan fumed on social media

Unlike ordinary travellers who must stay in hotels, Nicole and Keith were allowed to head straight from the airport to their $6.5million country mansion.

Despite being granted this exception, the pair must still spend 14 days at home in accordance with Australia’s coronavirus rules.

According to the NSW Government website, people returning from overseas are only exempt from staying at a quarantine hotel if there are ‘strong medical, health or compassionate grounds’.

Set on a sprawling 45 hectares, Nicole and Keith’s Southern Highlands estate boasts traditional sandstone verandahs, pressed metal ceilings, a grand carved cedar staircase and 10 original marble fireplaces. 

'Why are people tripping out?' However, many others pointed out that they didn't see a problem with it if the pair stayed at home for two weeks

‘Why are people tripping out?’ However, many others pointed out that they didn’t see a problem with it if the pair stayed at home for two weeks

Since buying the property, Keith and Nicole have installed an 18-metre swimming pool, a gym and a full-sized tennis court. The home is also surrounded by large grass mounds to block out prying eyes.     

The couple’s arrival Down Under comes after Nicole was given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia. 

The production, based on the 2018 novel by Liane Moriarty, will reportedly inject $100million into the struggling local film industry by creating hundreds of jobs.  

Strict COVID-19 restrictions are in place, according to local news reports, and production is based out of Nicole and Keith’s Southern Highlands home.

Rules: According to the NSW Government website, people returning from overseas are only exempt from staying at a quarantine hotel if there are 'strong medical, health or compassionate grounds'. Nicole and Keith are pictured in January 2020

Rules: According to the NSW Government website, people returning from overseas are only exempt from staying at a quarantine hotel if there are ‘strong medical, health or compassionate grounds’. Nicole and Keith are pictured in January 2020

Cast and crew members flying from overseas or interstate will be made to quarantine in a hotel for 14 days upon their arrival in NSW.

Nicole and her fellow producers will also be responsible for paying all medical and security costs.

The limited series is being produced by Nicole’s production company, Blossom Films, alongside Big Little Lies collaborators Bruna Papandrea and David E. Kelley.   

Nicole will also star in the show with the likes of Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans and Manny Jacinto.   

The series will tell the story of nine stressed-out urbanites who escape to a wellness retreat run by Nicole’s character. 

Filming will begin on August 10 and will run for 19 weeks.

Latest project: The couple's arrival Down Under comes after Nicole was given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia

Latest project: The couple’s arrival Down Under comes after Nicole was given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia 

Eighty per cent of Daily Mail readers say Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban SHOULD have quarantined


Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have already divided their fanbase after skipping mandatory hotel quarantine to self-isolate at their $6.5million Southern Highlands estate after flying in from the United States on Monday. 

And in a new poll conducted by Daily Mail Australia, the A-list couple didn’t fare better after voters were asked if they were entitled to special treatment because they planned on helping the struggling local film industry.  

Actress Nicole, 53, was recently given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia, which is set to create hundreds of jobs when it commences filming on August 10. 

However, the results of the new poll show that only 19% of people support the pair’s exemption to the strict COVID-19 travel restrictions. 

In stark contrast, a whopping 81% of people have voted against their special treatment, reiterating that ‘everyone should be treated the same.’ 

Controversy: The A-list couple have already divided their fanbase after skipping mandatory hotel quarantine to self-isolate at their $6.5million Southern Highlands estate after flying in from the United States on Monday [Pictured arriving in Sydney during a visit in December]

In a further analysis of the figures, 1,862 voters were against the Tennessee-based couple and their daughters, Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine, receiving special permission by the New South Wales Government to self-isolate at home after flying to Australia via private jet. 

Only 426 people voted in favour of Nicole and Keith’s plans to help the local film industry flourish in a time of need.        

After news of their exemption made headlines, some Australians angrily suggested that COVID-19 travel restrictions only seem to affect ordinary people, and not the rich and famous.

It comes after Victoria recorded 374 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday and pressure grows in NSW to enforce similar lockdown rules to prevent a second wave of the deadly virus.

Nicole and Keith have been allowed to self-isolate at home instead of staying at a state-approved hotel for 14 days, which is what the vast majority of international arrivals must do amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Helping out: Actress Nicole, 53, was recently given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia, which is set to create hundreds of jobs when it commences filming on August 10

Helping out: Actress Nicole, 53, was recently given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia, which is set to create hundreds of jobs when it commences filming on August 10

Not happy: However, the results of the new poll show that only 19% of people support the pair's exemption to the strict COVID-19 travel restrictions

Not happy: However, the results of the new poll show that only 19% of people support the pair’s exemption to the strict COVID-19 travel restrictions

However, their freedom to head straight home following a long-haul flight from the U.S., where there have been almost four million confirmed COVID-19 cases, has divided their fanbase. 

Despite being granted this exception, the pair must still spend 14 days at home in accordance with Australia’s coronavirus rules.

According to the NSW Government website, people returning from overseas are only exempt from staying at a quarantine hotel if there are ‘strong medical, health or compassionate grounds’.

The couple’s arrival Down Under comes after Nicole was given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia.

The production, based on the 2018 novel by Liane Moriarty, will reportedly inject $100million into the struggling local film industry by creating hundreds of jobs.

'Unfair': After news of their exemption made headlines, some Australians angrily suggested that COVID-19 travel restrictions only seem to affect ordinary people, and not the rich and famous

‘Unfair’: After news of their exemption made headlines, some Australians angrily suggested that COVID-19 travel restrictions only seem to affect ordinary people, and not the rich and famous

Strict COVID-19 restrictions are in place, according to local news reports, and production is based out of Nicole and Keith’s Southern Highlands home.

Cast and crew members flying from overseas or interstate will be made to quarantine in a hotel for 14 days upon their arrival in NSW.

Nicole and her fellow producers will also be responsible for paying all medical and security costs.

The limited series is being produced by Nicole’s production company, Blossom Films, alongside Big Little Lies collaborators Bruna Papandrea and David E. Kelley.

Nicole will also star in the show with the likes of Melissa McCarthy, Luke Evans and Manny Jacinto.

Commitments: The couple's arrival Down Under comes after Nicole was given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia [Pictured September 2019]

Commitments: The couple’s arrival Down Under comes after Nicole was given the green light to film her new TV series, Nine Perfect Strangers, in Australia [Pictured September 2019]

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, the acclaimed actress said she was ‘thrilled’ to be able to inject new life into the local film industry.

‘It is a great opportunity for me to give back to the community that nurtured me through so much of my career,’ she said.

The series will tell the story of nine stressed-out urbanites who escape to a wellness retreat run by Nicole’s character.

Filming will begin on August 10 and will run for 19 weeks.

'Great opportunity': Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, the acclaimed actress said she was 'thrilled' to be able to inject new life into the local film industry

‘Great opportunity’: Speaking to The Daily Telegraph on Sunday, the acclaimed actress said she was ‘thrilled’ to be able to inject new life into the local film industry