Nicole Kidman For Elle Magazine

Nicole Plays Double Agent as a Mom and Woman of Hollywood

Nicole Kidman has her hands full these days with baby Sunday to take care of, but the busy mom took a break to get dolled up for Elle's Women in Hollywood issue. She looks beautiful yet comfortable in her photos, and talks a bit about her marriage with Tom, and bringing a little one into the world later on her life. Here are highlights:

  • On her relationship with Keith: "I didn't foresee it, that you can meet somebody who you have a deep and more profound love with. I don't mean to take away anything with Tom, but I would hope that he has the same thing — I know he has the same thing with Katie. You move into a stage where you're able to be a more fuller person in your relationship."
  • On whether she regrets getting married at 22: "Um, no. Would I want my kids to get married at that age? No! But that was an extraordinary thing for me. [Tom] taught me an enormous amount — as a girl into a woman. Absolutely, I would do it again."
  • On becoming a mom again: “At 41, it’s a more painful love. I look at that little girl, and I’m, like, Oh, no, what’s going to happen? It’s almost like my heart is stretching; I’m feeling all these muscles stretch with emotion. It’s a beautiful love but there’s a lot of fear and pain for her life, and for Bella’s and Connor’s life. I like to believe that nothing was stopping Sunday from coming into the world.”

Nicole may have the natural instinct to be worried about her children, but at least they have her to look up to as a role model — she'll be honored by Shirley MacLaine at the magazine's Women in Hollywood Tribute party tonight.