So does the veteran movie star have any advice for her friend Craig, a celebrity neophyte? Kidman, who now pulls in up to $17 million per film, says the movie business is still a complete mystery to her. “To be honest, there's no rhyme or reason to somebody's success,” she says. “I wish there was some sort of formula. And I think you just always feel like you're going to be bumped off.
“You must try and stay brave, and as much as that gets frightening because there's so much more to lose, you've got to be willing to lose it all,” Kidman adds, sounding eerily like the complex Bond heroine Craig has been dreaming about.