Nicole Kidman isn’t any stranger to a musical moment (The Undoing). She did, in any case, belt her manner into the hearts and minds of many moviegoers along with her Golden Globe–successful and Oscar-nominated flip as a doomed courtesan in Moulin Rouge! However in the event you aren’t one of many Satine trustworthy, you could have missed that it’ss Kidman herself crooning a gentle rendition of “Dream a Little Dream of Me” over the opening credit of her new HBO thriller, The Undoing. The tune performs as photos of a younger woman with a well-known mop of crimson curls blurs by. So what, precisely, are the tune stylings of Nicole Kidman making an attempt to inform us right here?
Dreamy pictures of harmless youngsters enjoying over the opening credit of a high-class HBO thriller might be very acquainted to followers of Kidman’s earlier smash TV hit Huge Little Lies. However whereas the kids shimmying their manner by way of these opening credit are performed by the younger members of the Huge Little Lies forged, the little redhead in The Undoing credit is nowhere to be seen on the present itself.
We’ll need to assume, then, that she’s meant to face in for the younger and harmless model of Kidman’s character, Grace. Lack of innocence may be very a lot a theme of each the collection and the credit themselves; at one level, the kid‘s bubble is actually burst. Sequence director Susanne Bier informed Self-importance Truthful’s Nonetheless Watching podcast that Grace’s fantasy world is precisely what’s undone by the occasions of The Undoing.
The lyrics of the enduring tune additionally give a clue as to what we should always anticipate from the collection. The almost century-old tune—which has been popularized by the likes of Ozzie Nelson and Cass Elliott—facilities on a besotted one that doesn’t wish to depart the dream world they’ve constructed with their lover and return to much less nice realities.
Stars fading, however I linger on, pricey
Nonetheless craving your kiss
I’m longing to linger until daybreak, pricey
Simply saying this
As for Kidman: Regardless of her Moulin Rouge! bona fides, she’s not all the time precisely been snug as a singer. A few years in the past, Kidman sat down with costar Ewan McGregor and recalled how intimidated she had been by his singing voice. She later appeared solely very briefly to offer a musical turn in Rob Marshall’s 2009 9.
Nicole Kidman will as soon as once more go full musical star this December when she, Meryl Streep, James Corden, Keegan-Michael Key, Kerry Washington, and Andrew Rannells deliver the candy-colored Broadway musical The Promenade to Netflix. Photos of a sequin-bedecked Kidman shimmying and excessive kicking her manner by way of the trailer is sufficient to ship anybody again in time to the Moulin Rouge! days.
However first, it appears, Kidman has a homicide to unravel. The Undoing airs Sunday on HBO, and the newest episode of Self-importance Truthful’s Nonetheless Watching podcast—that includes interviews with The Undoing’s forged and crew—will drop each Sunday evening after the East Coast broadcast.