Nine Perfect Strangers producer reveals why she can’t get enough of ‘extraordinary’ Nicole Kidman – after working with the star on five projects
They’ve now worked together on five separate projects.
And Nine Perfect Strangers producer Bruna Papandrea has spoken about her working relationship with Nicole Kidman, in an interview for this weekend’s Stellar magazine.
‘You have some of those relationships where you just want to work together again, and so we find things [so we can],’ said the veteran producer of Big Little Lies and Gone Girl.
Dream team: Nine Perfect Strangers producer Bruna Papandrea (left) has spoken about her working relationship with Nicole Kidman (right) in an interview for this weekend’s Stellar magazine
Papandrea’s co-producer on the big budget Amazon series Jodi Matterson agreed, calling Kidman ‘extraordinary.’
‘She has the ability to completely inhabit the character,’ she added.
Papandrea’s completed projects with Kidman include Big Little Lies, The Undoing and the forthcoming TV series Roar.
Fan club: Papandrea’s co-producer on the big budget Amazon series Jodi Matterson agreed, calling Kidman ‘extraordinary’
Meanwhile, Kidman recently revealed that filming for her new limited series was almost cancelled.
The actress, 53, told The Sunday Telegraph that Nine Perfect Strangers’ production was called off in the U.S. last year as the country continued to battle the Covid pandemic.
Nicole then made the decision to relocate filming for the limited series to Australia.
‘It was a hustle’: Nicole recently revealed how her new TV series Nine Perfect Strangers was almost cancelled
‘It was a hustle. We were fully supported by all of the actors and the government and we were able to still get the show made instead of having to shut it down, which was the other possibility,’ she explained.
‘For me it was the ability to get the show made… We hadn’t really finalised the location so we were still kind of trying to find the right spot and we couldn’t find it. And then suddenly the possibility of shooting in Byron Bay became available,’ she said.
After finding the right location, Nicole revealed strict Covid safety measures had to be enforced on set.
New location: After production was called off in the U.S. due to the Covid pandemic last year, Nicole made the decision to relocate filming for the series to Australia
Cast and crew members were also required to get tested for the virus regularly.
Based on the 2018 novel by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty, the eight-episode series tells the story of nine stressed-out urbanites who escape to a wellness retreat run by Nicole’s character, Masha.
The show was produced by Nicole’s production company Blossom Films, alongside collaborators Bruna Papandrea and David E. Kelley.
Making it happen: ‘We were fully supported by all of the actors and the government and we were able to still get the show made instead of having to shut it down,’ she explained
Nicole also starred in the series alongside an A-list cast, including Melissa McCarthy, Bobby Cannavale, Luke Evans and Manny Jacinto.
Jonathan Levine served as director and executive producer on all eight episodes of the limited series.
Nicole told The Daily Telegraph in July last year she was ‘thrilled’ to be able to bring hundreds of jobs to the local industry.
‘I am thrilled we are able to make Nine Perfect Strangers in Australia,’ she said.
‘It is a great opportunity for me to give back to the community that nurtured me through so much of my career.’
Precautions: After finding the right location, Nicole revealed strict Covid safety measure had to be enforced on set