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Nicole Kidman banned from talking about kids in public

Colin Farrell is particularly proud of the determination of his special needs son James.

Nicole Kidman's two daughters with singer Keith Urban have banned the stars from gushing about them in the press.

The celebrity couple is known for sharing sweet stories about Sunday, nine, and Faith, six, in interviews, but Nicole admits now the girls are older, they no longer want mum and dad to discuss their private lives in public.

"I'm not allowed to talk right now about my children because they're becoming aware of what I say and it gets reported back to them, so I've been silenced," she confessed at the Toronto International Film Festival, where she is promoting her new dark drama The Killing of a Sacred Deer. "I'm just very, very proud of them and would love to be able to discuss them, but have been told to cut it out."

Nicole made the revelation after her co-star Colin Farrell opened up about one of the most special moments he has shared with his eldest son James, who suffers from Angelman syndrome, a rare genetic disorder which causes developmental disabilities.

"When James took his first steps a couple weeks short of his fourth birthday, it was pretty amazing and humbling to see," the Irishman shared to, explaining he was particularly proud of the milestone because doctors feared the boy, who turns 14 on Tuesday (12Sep17), would never walk.

He continued, "People talk about the children taking the first step, it's obviously a monumental moment and it's been represented in film. But to be told your child may never take the first step and then see those first steps is just kind of a different sport all together."

Colin, who is also dad to seven-year-old Henry, portrays a charismatic surgeon in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, a psychological thriller about a teenage boy with behavioural issues.

The film, which reunites Colin with his The Lobster director Yorgos Lanthimos, features Nicole as his onscreen wife and also stars Alicia Silverstone. It's set for release later this year (17).

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