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Paddington role 'vicious and awful'

Nicole Kidman reckons her forthcoming role is too disturbing for her children to see - in children's film Paddington.

The actress said she was initially driven to take the part in the soon-to-be-seen movie outing for the much-loved cuddly character thinking it would be nice for her children, but now says her role is too "awful and vicious" for them.

Nicole, 47, plays the film's villain Millicent Clyde, a museum director who wants to see the bear stuffed and mounted.

The actress - married to singer Keith Urban - has two young children Sunday and Faith, as well as two grown-up children, adopted during her marriage to Tom Cruise.

Speaking to presenters Simon Mayo and Mark Kermode on BBC Radio 5 live, she said of Paddington: "I was like 'I'll do this for my children' and then they're like 'oh my gosh are you playing the bear's mummy?'"

"I'm like 'I'm not playing the bear's mummy, no, I'm playing the person ... ' - and that's when I realised they can't go see this film, I'm playing the taxidermist who wants to hurt the bear. Oh, my daughter was mortified. It was a risk, a terrible risk. They can't see it now."

She went on: "T hey've seen the trailer and they laugh uproariously at the trailer. I laugh at that trailer. It's adorable, the bear's adorable, but I'm not adorable. I'm vicious and awful in it."

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