Nicole Kidman says her husband, country singer Keith Urban, and her mother encourage her to continue working as an actress and say she should not "abandon" her talent, despite having started a new family several years ago.
Kidman, 43, currently stars in the new drama film "Rabbit Hole" and won an Academy Award for her role in the 2002 film "The Hours". She and Urban, 43, married in 2006 and welcomed their first baby and Kidman's first biological child, daughter Sunday Rose, in 2008. They have since settled in Nashville, Tennessee, where her husband records a lot of his music.
"I'm in a place where I just don't want to take on too much," Kidman told the Richmond Times-Dispatch newspaper. "It's not about, 'Oh my gosh, I've got to get all these things for myself,' because I love being at home. But you know, my husband and my mother will say, 'You shouldn't just abandon your talent. You should still get out there and do some things every now and then, because you'll appreciate that over the next couple of decades.' "
"And I suppose deep down, I know they're right, because part of me could easily just keep nesting and staying at home," she said. "It's really nice."
Kidman and actor Tom Cruise were married between 1990 and 2001 and have two adopted children - Isabella, 18, and Connor, 16.
Kidman was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the new movie "Rabbit Hole", which sees her playing a mother mourning the loss of her child. (Check out the full list of 2011 Golden Globe Award nominations).
Kidman said earlier this month that she felt vulnerable filming the movie because she had given birth to her daughter during a year before.
Kidman has also finished shooting two films - "Just Go With It", a romantic comedy starred Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler, and "Trespass", a crime thriller starring Nicolas Cage. She is also preparing to film the television movie "Hemingway & Gellhorn" with Clive Owen and the drama film "The Danish Girl".
Kidman is also set to be honored on Feb. 5, 2011 at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival with the Cinema Vanguard Award, which is given to actors who have taken "artistic risks" and have made a "significant and unique contribution to film".
Meanwhile, Kidman is set to return to Broadway in the fall of 2011. She will play Alexandra Del Lago, a faded and often drunk movie actress, in a revival of the Tennessee Williams play "Sweet Bird of Youth".
The actress made her Broadway debut in 1998, when she starred for one season in the David Hare play "The Blue Room", which featured a much-hyped moment in which she flashes her butt briefly.
The original 1959 production of "Sweet Bird of Youth" starred Geraldine Page as Alexandra and Paul Newman as the gigolo Chance.