Chris Pizzello—AP

When Colin Farrell and I starred together in the 2017 films The Beguiled and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, I felt like I had found both my knight in shining armor and my partner in crime.

He was very emotionally open with me, and I’m very protective of him. I admire his tenacity, his resilience, and his great sense of humor. He’s got such an Irish kind of sensibility.

Colin is an actor’s actor. He’s not frightened of tone or genre, and he’s very present. Ego is not attached to his performances. You really see that in the longevity of his nearly 30-year-long career.

Colin has always been about doing the work and not about building up his stardom or legacy. As a result, he’s risen to the top—and this year, he received his first Oscar nomination for his incredible performance in The Banshees of Inisherin.

It’s lovely to see someone who’s been so resilient and committed and pure finally being lauded for what he does. He also seems to look younger every year.

Kidman is a producer and an Oscar-winning and Emmy-winning actor

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