Nicole Kidman flaunts toned figure on Graham Norton Show

They are Hollywood megastars who co-star in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, which has won critical acclaim.

And Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell were in great spirits as they waxed lyrical about their latest film project while appearing on Friday night’s star-studded The Graham Norton Show.

The Oscar-winning actress, who turned 50 in June, looked impossibly youthful in a chic floral print bardot dress, with statement bow shoulder straps which showed off her slender midriff and toned arms as she chatted to the Irish TV host.

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Youthful: Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell were in great spirits as they waxed lyrical about their latest film project while appearing on Friday night's star-studded The Graham Norton Show

Youthful: Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell were in great spirits as they waxed lyrical about their latest film project while appearing on Friday night's star-studded The Graham Norton Show

Youthful: Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell were in great spirits as they waxed lyrical about their latest film project while appearing on Friday night’s star-studded The Graham Norton Show

Interesting: Meanwhile, Colin, 41, left the audience in stitches as he revealed he is often mistaken for Pride and Prejudice heartthrob Colin Firth

Interesting: Meanwhile, Colin, 41, left the audience in stitches as he revealed he is often mistaken for Pride and Prejudice heartthrob Colin Firth

Interesting: Meanwhile, Colin, 41, left the audience in stitches as he revealed he is often mistaken for Pride and Prejudice heartthrob Colin Firth

Her platinum locks were styled sleek and straight and parted on the side while her make-up look featured smoky eyeshadow and feline flicks of liner and her plump pout was painted in a rose hue.

Nicole, who was congratulated on her Best Actress Emmy for Big Little Lies, said: ‘Reese (Witherspoon) and I won that together. We produced it and worked our butts off to get it made so it really is our award.’

Meanwhile, Colin, 41, left the audience in stitches as he revealed he is often mistaken for Pride and Prejudice heartthrob Colin Firth.  

He said: ‘Even though he beats me by an Oscar, about ten inches and a lot more decorum. I tried to sign up for gym once and the woman got on the phone to sort out the membership and she said in a rather loud whisper, “Colin Firth is here”.’

Radiant: The Oscar-winning actress, who turned 50 in June, looked impossibly youthful in a chic floral print bardot dress, with statement bow shoulder straps which showed off her slender midriff and toned arms as she chatted to the Irish TV host

Radiant: The Oscar-winning actress, who turned 50 in June, looked impossibly youthful in a chic floral print bardot dress, with statement bow shoulder straps which showed off her slender midriff and toned arms as she chatted to the Irish TV host

Radiant: The Oscar-winning actress, who turned 50 in June, looked impossibly youthful in a chic floral print bardot dress, with statement bow shoulder straps which showed off her slender midriff and toned arms as she chatted to the Irish TV host

The In Bruges actor also opened up about his ‘fascinating’ transformation for the psychological thriller, which tells the tale of a surgeon who forms a bond with a sinister teenage boy, which leads to disaster/

He said: ‘The director (Yorgos Lanthimos) is a very particular film maker. It is very dark but I found it fascinating to morph into what he wanted.’

‘I think Yorgos thought he had made an outright comedy. But I found it pretty dark and I was depressed by it.’

Colin, talking about the preparation he did for his character,cardiologist Stephen Murphy, he said: ‘I attended a real heart bypass surgery, it was disturbing and fascinating. I turned green and had to step out of the room. Even though the patient was alive and survived, it screamed ‘cadaver.’

Laugh out loud: Colin said: ‘Even though he beats me by an Oscar, about ten inches and a lot more decorum. I tried to sign up for gym once and the woman got on the phone to sort out the membership and she said in a rather loud whisper, “Colin Firth is here”.’ 

Hollywood royalty Jane Fonda also joined Graham for a chat on the famous sofa.

 Talking about her upcoming 80th birthday, she said, ‘I never thought I would live this long, much less be working at my age. It’s amazing.’

Asked if she enjoyed making her iconic film Barbarella, she joked, ‘I’ve burned all the films my husband (Roger Vadim) made! 

‘He was directing the movie, our marriage was falling apart and it was not an easy movie to make. Years later when I had a sense of humour again, which took a while, I kind of enjoyed it. It was quite campy and fun.’

Talking about reuniting with Robert Redford 50 years after they starred in 1967’s Barefoot in the Park, for their new film Our Souls at Night, Jane says, ‘It is like bookends to our careers.’

Close: Nicole cuddled up to Hollywood icon, actress Jane Fonda, 79 on the sofa

Close: Nicole cuddled up to Hollywood icon, actress Jane Fonda, 79 on the sofa

Close: Nicole cuddled up to Hollywood icon, actress Jane Fonda, 79 on the sofa

Glamorous: Talking about her upcoming 80th birthday, she said, 'I never thought I would live this long, much less be working at my age. It¿s amazing'

Glamorous: Talking about her upcoming 80th birthday, she said, 'I never thought I would live this long, much less be working at my age. It¿s amazing'

Glamorous: Talking about her upcoming 80th birthday, she said, ‘I never thought I would live this long, much less be working at my age. It’s amazing’

Asked if she is retiring as Robert Redford says he is, she said, ‘I’m not stopping.’ She added jokingly, ‘He says he is and he should because he is too old!’

When she was asked about working with her father Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn in On Golden Pond, she says, ‘Katherine was very prickly and told me outright that she didn’t like me much. 

‘I did the film for him because he was dying but she taught me the most and I gained her respect for doing my own stunt. But then when I rang to congratulate her on receiving an Oscar for the film she said, ‘You’ll never catch me now.’ 

‘She had won three Oscars and I had won two – she was so competitive.”

Revealing her belief that it was the US government behind her arrest in 1970, she said “Nixon had it in for me.” 

Explaining why she was arrested she said, “In those days I took a lot of vitamin pills and I had them in little plastic envelopes marked ‘B.L.D.’ – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner – and they said I was smuggling drugs. The arresting officer told me the order came from the White House’

Legend: Bryan Cranston, 61, also joined the star-studded line-up as he chatted about preparing for acclaimed role in Breaking Bad in a very authentic way, saying: 'The drug enforcement chemist showed us how to make crystal meth'

Legend: Bryan Cranston, 61, also joined the star-studded line-up as he chatted about preparing for acclaimed role in Breaking Bad in a very authentic way, saying: 'The drug enforcement chemist showed us how to make crystal meth'

Legend: Bryan Cranston, 61, also joined the star-studded line-up as he chatted about preparing for acclaimed role in Breaking Bad in a very authentic way, saying: ‘The drug enforcement chemist showed us how to make crystal meth’

Bryan Cranston, 61, also joined the star-studded line-up as he chatted about preparing for acclaimed role in Breaking Bad in a very authentic way, saying:  ‘The drug enforcement chemist showed us how to make crystal meth. It’s very interesting, intricate and dangerous.’

Talking about his upcoming role in Network at the National Theatre, and asked how he might deal with any rude members of the audiences, he recalled ‘There has been some poor behaviour in the theatre. 

I was working on Broadway and I noticed a kid in the front row who was clearly using his mobile phone and it drew my attention. I got quite angry and I changed my blocking on the stage. 

‘When I had a big speech that was full of bluster and I knew there would be a certain amount of expectorant I lined myself up so he was the target. I was spewing and he was dodging!’

Banter: Talking about his upcoming role in Network at the National Theatre Bryan hilariously revealed he exacted revenge on an audience member who was on his phone during one of his performances

Banter: Talking about his upcoming role in Network at the National Theatre Bryan hilariously revealed he exacted revenge on an audience member who was on his phone during one of his performances

Banter: Talking about his upcoming role in Network at the National Theatre Bryan hilariously revealed he exacted revenge on an audience member who was on his phone during one of his performances

Rounding off the celebrity guests, Little Britain star Matt Lucas, 43, spoke about preparing for roles in America.

He said: ‘I was in a film in LA where I had to do an American accent. I didn’t stay in character but I decided to stay in the dialect throughout filming. 

‘I texted my mum ahead of a call to warn her I would be using an American accent and it might be a bit weird. Then when I called and said, ‘Hi mom,’ she replied, ‘G’day mate!’

Asked about his new book Little Me: My Life from A-Z he says, ‘It’s basically a love letter to chocolate.’

Tuneful: One Direction's Niall Horan also performs new single Too Much to Ask live in the studio before joining Graham for a chat

Tuneful: One Direction's Niall Horan also performs new single Too Much to Ask live in the studio before joining Graham for a chat

Tuneful: One Direction’s Niall Horan also performs new single Too Much to Ask live in the studio before joining Graham for a chat

Chatty: Rounding off the celebrity guests, Little Britain star Matt Lucas, 43, spoke about preparing for roles in America

Chatty: Rounding off the celebrity guests, Little Britain star Matt Lucas, 43, spoke about preparing for roles in America

Chatty: Rounding off the celebrity guests, Little Britain star Matt Lucas, 43, spoke about preparing for roles in America

The one thing most people ask me is what’s it like to be famous so I’ve written a whole chapter on what it like to be a B-lister!’

On some of his more famous catchphrases he said, ‘People come up to me a lot and say, ‘Are you bovvered?’ I say ‘I’m absolutely fine dear because you are mistaking me for Catherine Tate!’

One Direction’s Niall Horan also performs new single Too Much to Ask live in the studio before joining Graham for a chat.

 The Graham Norton Show is on tonight (Friday) at 10.35pm on BBC1

Fun-filled: The Graham Norton Show is on tonight (Friday) at 10.35pm on BBC1

Fun-filled: The Graham Norton Show is on tonight (Friday) at 10.35pm on BBC1

Fun-filled: The Graham Norton Show is on tonight (Friday) at 10.35pm on BBC1

 

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