Nicole Kidman has 4 films at Cannes; welcomes challenges

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Kidman's omnipresence at the festival has garnered her the nickname "Queen of Cannes".

Actress Nicole Kidman, right, and director Yorgos Lanthimos pose for photographers during the photo call for the film The Killing Of A Sacred Deer at the 70th worldwide film festival, Cannes, southern France, Monday, May 22, 2017.

The 49-year-old Australian actress stunned while promoting Mise à mort du cerf sacré (The Killing of a Sacred Deer) - one of her four movies competing at the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival in Cannes, France.

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Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in Yorgos Lanthimos' The Killing of a Sacred Deer. First out of the gate was The Killing of a Sacred Deer, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos whose film The Lobster was nominated for best screenplay at the Oscars in February. "I'm at that place in my life where I still try to act as though I'm 21 and starting my career".

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Sophia Coppola's dark thriller The Beguiled is also in competition, while Kidman's sci-fi, punk romantic comedy How to Talk to Girls at Parties made its festival debut on Sunday.

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"It's not something that I was aware would happen", she told USA Today. I'm raising a six and an eight year old who are in school so there's only a certain amount of time I can work due to their school year. A few queasy critics walked out of the screening when it got a bit gory and there were even a few boos. "I work because it's how I express myself", said Kidman. I think I have always had that slightly rebel spirit where I don't want to conform.

She said: "My time is precious, I think once you reach a certain age the time becomes incredibly important - you're like [gasp]". "I have to say as an actor you are only as good as the opportunities you are given", she says.

Kidman admits she enjoys her television roles but says she has no plans to swap the big screen for the small one just yet.

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But Kidman also said she keeps her work life separate from her family with singer Keith Urban and her four children.

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