September 23, 2008
Nicole Kidman believes outback "fertility waters" may have contributed to her unexpected pregnancy and that of six other women who worked on her latest film, Australia.
The soon-to-be-released film, shot on location in the far north of West Australia, represented a personal milestone for the 41-year-old actress, as it was during production that she fell pregnant with her daughter, Sunday Rose. "I never thought that I would get pregnant and give birth to a child but it happened on this movie,""Nothing happened in a small way on this film ... We had heat and torrential rains and equine flu and then I got pregnant.
"Seven babies were conceived out of this film and only one was a boy. There is something up there in the Kununurra water because we all went swimming in the waterfalls, so we can call it the fertility waters now."
Kidman and former husband Tom Cruise adopted two children - Bella and Connor - while Sunday Rose's July 7 birth brought a daughter for the Oscar-winner and her country musician husband, Keith Urban.
"I'm so lucky I'm so tall, so I carried small and also, I have to say, I had a birth that I was blessed with, a labour that was very good and a baby that was very good to me in that regard," Kidman said.
"They say that (an easy labour) is generic, so I'm grateful for that because it was beautiful and Keith was my rock through it all.
"To be given this again is a beautiful thing. To have raised Bella and Connor since I was 25 and now to be able to do it again at 41 ... wow!"