“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.” – Moulin Rouge, starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor
When Moulin Rouge came out in 2001, I lost my mind and saw it time and time again. My obsession was partly because it was a musical, partly because it was a Baz Luhrman movie, but mostly because of Ewan McGregor. I mean, come on, he was hot and… HE.WAS.SINGING! I laughed, I cried, I mouthed the words every time time I watched it…. I’ll admit it, I was 100% a super fan.
It’s been a long (LONG!) while since I’ve seen Moulin Rouge and apparently, it’s been just as long for Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor. Their busy schedules have them moving in separate circles these days but Variety brought the actors back together in an Actors on Actors interview.
In the early 2000’s, it seemed as if both Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor were destined for movie greatness; television was far less superior and would’ve been considered a step down in their careers. But over the last two decades, the quality and flexibility of television has grown and both actors boast successful television series on their resume. In the interview below, McGregor discusses his roles (yes roles, plural) on the series Fargo while Kidman talks about her role on HBO’s Big Little Lies.