Actor Nicole Kidman, who faced criticism after her comment on the 2016 US presidential election results, says she believes in democracy.
The Hawaiian-born actor raised in Australia and who has dual citizenship said earlier: “I just say, Trump’s now elected, and we as a country need to support whoever’s the President because that’s what the country’s based on.” This invited the ire of several social media users then and she clarified her stance now, reports people.com.
“I was trying to stress that I believe in democracy and the American constitution. It’s that simple. I’m just, I’m out of it now. That’s what I said. It’s that simple,” she said.
She told the BBC 2 channel that she tends to stay away from speaking about politics.
Having said that, Kidman maintained there were certain causes. “I’m issue based. I’m very, very committed to women’s issues.”
On the other hand, the actor also says she is like a “glue” in her family, which keeps them together.
The 49-year-old actor believes her husband Keith Urban and their children Faith, six, and Sunday, eight, would be able to survive without her, reported The Guardian.
“Keith is the rock but I’m very much the glue. I mean, I hate to say it, but yeah, you’re the heartbeat of the family. Keith says it. The girls say it.
They just like when I’m at home. There’s just that female energy in the house, which is powerful...,
The actor said she has decided to keep her children out of the spotlight because she likes the “privacy” that comes with her family.