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Nicole Kidman & Clive Owen Cover W Magazine May 2012

Posted Monday April 16, 2012 10:41 AM GMT

With their new HBO movie "Hemingway & Gellhorn" nearing its release date, Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen amped up promotions by landing the cover of the May 2012 issue of W magazine.

The Oscar winning actress looks stunning in a Louis Vuitton twill dress and coat and Louis Vuitton necklace while her hunky co-star is dapper in a Giorgio Armani wool-blend suit, cotton shirt, and tie for the Emma Summerton shot spread.

Meanwhile, highlights from Nicole and Clive's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to W!

Nicole Kidman:

On whether her mother supported her career:
"She always believed in me, but she’s tough on me too. She’s lived a life where she made a lot of compromises. She would have loved to be a doctor, but she didn’t come from the generation of women where she could go and be a doctor. She became a nurse instead. Not that there’s anything wrong with being a nurse, but she wanted to be a doctor. Until I won the Academy Award [for The Hours], I was kind of pursuing things to please her. I’ve really tried to sever that."

On whether she has the toughness in her life of Gellhorn:
"My husband [country singer Keith Urban] says I’m raw. He thinks the world is not a great place for me because he fears that I’ll be hurt. He says, 'That’s my job: I’ll protect you.'"

Clive Owen:

On whether he acted as a child:
"I played the Artful Dodger in Oliver! when I was about 13. It was the musical version. I didn’t sing that well, but I gave it a go. I was just given the part, thrown into it, and I came out and said, “I have to do this. I’ve got to be an actor.”

On meeting his wife, Sarah-Jane Fenton, while acting in a play:
"After drama school I did a seven-month tour of Europe performing in Romeo and Juliet. I played Romeo. I was at the first rehearsal, thinking, I wonder what Juliet is going to be like, and she came in. She had a corduroy jacket on and was carrying a pile of secondhand books, and her glasses were falling off. I kind of fell in love at that moment."

Photo Credit: Emma Summerton for W