Nicole Kidman exclusive

Nicole Kidman exclusively chats with Richard Wilkins about her role in Baz Luhrmann’s epic, Australia.

Kidman reveals that her faith in Luhrmann’s creative ability is so strong that she signed on for the part as Lady Sarah Ashley without a script.

“I’ll do anything for him – he knows that,” she says.

Australia has already attracted Oscar buzz, but Kidman is simply excited to be promoting her home country.

"To have people go to the cinema and laugh and cry and really enjoy this and feel proud that this film was made here - that would be great."

While her onscreen love interest and off-screen friend, Hugh Jackman, hasn’t been coy in discussing the kiss that has everybody talking, Kidman remains tight lipped.

“I will not be discussing the intricacies of the kiss,” she asserts.

It’s been four years in the making, but Australia finally premiered in Sydney last week.

The film has the potential to save Australia's flagging tourism and filmmaking industries. Tourism Australia has conducted a $50 million promotion campaign linked to the film, aiming to make Australia a coveted destination as the global financial crisis hits tourism, just as "Crocodile Dundee" did in the 1980s.

Australia will open nationwide on Wednesday, November 26.

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