Being a mermaid warrior! That’s why Nicole Kidman is in Aquaman

Nicole Kidman says she joined the DC superhero film Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa, because she’s a fan of director James Wan’s.

hollywood Updated: Apr 01, 2017 15:59 IST
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Australian actor Nicole Kidman smiles to fans during a visit to the Ferrari gargage ahead of the Formula One Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne.(AFP)

Actor Nicole Kidman, who last appeared in a superhero film in Batman Forever (1995), says she came on board for Aquaman because she’s a fan of director James Wan’s, and he offered her the opportunity to be a mermaid warrior.

Since Batman Forever, Kidman has worked in critically acclaimed films like Lion, Moulin Rouge, Eyes Wide Shut, The Hours and Australia.

In Aquaman, Kidman will play actor Jason Momoa’s mother Queen Atlanna.

“The reason why I love Aquaman is James Wan (the director) is an Australian, and I’ve followed his career since he started. He’s a really good friend of mine, and he offered to let me play Queen Atlanna,” Kidman told

“As soon as he said I could wear mother-of-pearl and be a mermaid warrior, I said I’m done. Please. If there is one thing I have to do in my life, I have to be that. Because, you’ve got to have some fun,” Kidman added.

The 49-year-old, who recently starred in the HBO show Big Little Lies, will next be seen in The Killing of a Sacred Deer and The Beguiled. The movies are slated to be released prior to Aquaman.

Aquaman will release in December 2018.

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First Published: Apr 01, 2017 15:58 IST