- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 12, 2017

Nicole Kidman says it’s time for Americans to get behind President-elect Donald Trump.

The “Lion” star, who has dual citizenship in Australia and the U.S., told BBC 2’s Victoria Derbyshire that she’s normally reluctant to talk about politics but thinks Americans should accept Mr. Trump as their new president and support him.

“I just say he’s now elected and we, as a country, need to support who’s ever the president because that’s what the country’s based on,” Mrs. Kidman said.

“Whatever, however that happened, he’s there and let’s go,” she added.

Mrs. Kidman, a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, said she’s more concerned about issues that are important to her.

“I’m always reticent to start commenting politically. I’ve never done it in terms of America or Australia. I’m issue-based,” she said.

“I’m very, very committed to women’s issues in terms of I do a lot of fundraising for U.N. Women and I do a lot of traveling for them,” she said. “I also do an enormous amount of fundraising for breast and ovarian cancer, because that’s something that’s affected my family deeply. So they’re my issues that I’m very attached to.”

The Hawaii-born actress lives in Nashville with husband Keith Urban and their two children. In November, she posted a photo on Instagram of her and her husband proudly showing off their “I Voted” stickers.

Her comments about Mr. Trump begin at the 13:20 mark.


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