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Nicole Kidman reveals how her family have been coping in lockdown

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Nicole Kidman reveals how her family have been coping in lockdown

Nicole Kidman recently sparked backlash after she was exempt from quarantine rules while filming her new Amazon series, Expats, in Hong Kong

And on Saturday, in what appears to be a pre-recorded interview, the Hollywood star revealed to Richard Wilkins on Weekend Today how her have been coping in lockdown in Sydney in recent weeks, amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

When asked how she and husband Keith Urban were keeping busy at home, the 54-year-old clarified that they were ‘kind of climbing the walls’.

'We're kind of climbing the walls': Nicole Kidman revealed to Richard Wilkins on Weekend Today on Saturday how her family have been coping while in lockdown

'We're kind of climbing the walls': Nicole Kidman revealed to Richard Wilkins on Weekend Today on Saturday how her family have been coping while in lockdown

‘We’re kind of climbing the walls’: Nicole Kidman revealed to Richard Wilkins on Weekend Today on Saturday how her have been coping while in lockdown

‘No, we’re in lockdown now. We’re not busy. I’m sitting here doing this from the apartment,’ she laughed.

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‘My kids are going, you know, they go for a walk for an hour a day and we’re kind of climbing the walls.

‘But at the same time, we want this to end,’ she said of the pandemic.

'No, we're in lockdown now. We're not busy. I'm sitting here doing this from the apartment,' she laughed

'No, we're in lockdown now. We're not busy. I'm sitting here doing this from the apartment,' she laughed

‘No, we’re in lockdown now. We’re not busy. I’m sitting here doing this from the apartment,’ she laughed

'My kids are going, you know, they go for a walk for an hour a day and we're kind of climbing the walls. But at the same time, we want this to end,' she said of the pandemic. Pictured is Keith and Nicole with their da

'My kids are going, you know, they go for a walk for an hour a day and we're kind of climbing the walls. But at the same time, we want this to end,' she said of the pandemic. Pictured is Keith and Nicole with their da

Going stir-crazy! ‘My kids are going, you know, they go for a walk for an hour a day and we’re kind of climbing the walls. But at the same time, we want this to end,’ she said. Pictured is Keith and Nicole with Faith, 10 (left), and Sunday, 13 (right) at the 2020 Golden Globes

Nicole and her country music superstar husband of 15-years are doing parents to daughters Sunday Rose, 13, and Faith Margaret, 10.

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This comes after Nicole flew from Sydney to Hong Kong via private jet last and avoided quarantine in Hong Kong after receiving an exemption from the government.

The award-winning actor is filming a new Amazon Prime series Expats series, online news site HK01 reported.  

Exempt: This comes after Nicole flew from Sydney to Hong Kong via private jet last Thursday and avoided quarantine in Hong Kong after receiving an exemption from the government. to film a new Amazon Prime series Expats series. Pictured with director Lulu Wang

Exempt: This comes after Nicole flew from Sydney to Hong Kong via private jet last Thursday and avoided quarantine in Hong Kong after receiving an exemption from the government. to film a new Amazon Prime series Expats series. Pictured with director Lulu Wang

Exempt: This comes after Nicole flew from Sydney to Hong Kong via private jet last Thursday and avoided quarantine in Hong Kong after receiving an exemption from the government. to film a new Amazon Prime series Expats series. Pictured with director Lulu Wang

In a statement to HK01, Hong Kong’s Commerce and Economic Development Bureau said that Kidman received an exemption from mandatory quarantine ‘to carry out designated professional work’. 

As part of her exemption, Nicole was required to be vaccinated against Covid-19, stay in a ‘designated residence’, get tested for the virus regularly and provide ‘work-related itineraries’, according to Dimsumdaily Hong Kong.  

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The news of Kidman’s exemption has sparked backlash on social media, with several Hong Kong locals complaining about the apparent ‘double standard’ enjoyed by the celebrity visitor.

‘Nice to know that Nicole Kidman isn’t at all mercenary & stands with the people of Hong Kong. Man facepalming’, one raged.

Another added: ‘The fact that Nicole Kidman films the series Expats without quarantine already tells the privilege of expats in Hong Kong.’ 

New show: Expats is based on Janice Y.K. Lee's novel The Expatriates, and follows the vibrant and extravagant lives of a wealthy expat community

New show: Expats is based on Janice Y.K. Lee's novel The Expatriates, and follows the vibrant and extravagant lives of a wealthy expat community

New show: Expats is based on Janice Y.K. Lee’s novel The Expatriates, and follows the vibrant and extravagant lives of a wealthy expat community 

Nicole Kidman reveals how her family have been coping in lockdown

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