Nicole Kidman refused to answer a bizarre question about wigs while promoting her new movie Destroyer at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this week.
And now footage has surfaced of the cringeworthy moment the Australian actress, 51, rolled her eyes and swiftly branded the question ‘awful’.
In the clip, the Oscar winner appeared dumbfounded after a male podcast host asked her to to rank her favourite films according to the wigs she wore in them.
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‘I am shutting that DOWN!’ Footage has surfaced of the moment Nicole Kidman responded to a bizarre question about her ‘favourite wigs’ at the Toronto International Film Festival… as the journalist from the press conference breaks his silence
As the press conference burst into laughter, Nicole responded in disbelief: ‘It’s a very wiggy movie, did you say?’
The panel adjudicator then repeated the question, saying: ‘He [the podcast host] was saying… he was ranking all your movies by wig and where do you feel like this [Destroyer] falls in terms of that?’
Nicole widened her eyes and pursed her lips, before declaring: ‘That is an awful question! I am shutting that question down!’
The adjudicator agreed that the 51-year-old didn’t need to entertain the discussion and suggested they ‘move on’ to a more suitable question.
‘It’s a very wiggy movie, did you say?’ Appearing dumbfounded by the male podcast host’s odd request, Nicole rolled her eyes and pursed her lips in confusion before shutting down the ‘awful question’. Pictured right in Destroyer, the film she was promoting at TIFF
The man behind the bizarre question, ‘The Kidmanifesto’ podcast host Sam Herbst, spoke about the incident on KIIS FM’s The Kyle and Jackie O Show on Thursday.
When asked if he felt humiliated by Nicole’s blunt response, he insisted he wasn’t and said: ‘No, in context it was all pretty funny.’
He added: ‘Destroyer is a pretty wig-heavy movie and we talk about it on my podcast, so I thought it was an apt question and the question was more about how she thought her performance was impacted by the wigs, not necessarily if she could rank all 75 credits of hers.’
‘The question was more about how she thought her performance was impacted by the wigs, not necessarily if she could rank all 75 credits of hers’: The Kidmanifesto podcast host Sam Herbst (above) said he wasn’t humiliated by the incident, but wanted to clarify the request
‘It tells a lot about the character in terms of wealth and status and it’s also kind of a sad wig in the way it’s styled’: Super-fan Sam claimed Nicole’s Big Little Lies wig was one of his favourite wigs the star has worn to date
Providing an answer to his own question, super-fan Sam claimed that Nicole’s wig in HBO’s Big Little Lies was one of his favourite wigs the star has worn to date.
‘It tells a lot about the character in terms of wealth and status and it’s also kind of a sad wig in the way it’s styled,’ he explained.
Sam added that his podcast – which is dedicated entirely to the topic of Nicole’s films – has enjoyed a ‘spike in traffic’ as a result of the recent media coverage.
Coming soon! Nicole’s film Destroyer will be released in Australian cinemas from December