Nicole Kidman has stepped into some hot political water with a new BBC interview, in which the actress said: "He's now elected and we, as a country, need to support who's ever the president, because that's what the country is based on. However that happened, he's there and let's go."
Kidman, who was born in Hawaii and raised in Australia, has joint U.S.-Australian citizenship and, according to Fox News, currently lives in Nashville with her husband, the country singer Keith Urban. Kidman added in the BBC interview that she's "very committed to women's issues," specifically around fundraising for the UN and breast and ovarian cancer.
It's unclear what, exactly, she meant with these comments. (The BBC interviewer noted that Kidman voted in the U.S. election, which is what led her to ask: "What do you think of President elect Trump?") Does Kidman, for instance, mean that Americans should stop complaining about Trump's election and start working to improve the country ourselves, as Obama has said since November—or is she suggesting Americans get behind what Trump believes because he's president?
Kidman's rep did not immediately respond to a request to clarify the remarks.
Her comments run counter to what many celebrities in Hollywood have said about Trump. Meryl Streep called out Trump in her speech at this year's Golden Globes, which drew a response hours later from Trump, who tweeted that she's "overrated."
Kidman's remarks have also sparked backlash on Twitter, with some even calling for a boycott of her movies:
But others have rallied in her defense:
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