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Nicole Kidman says adopting helped in role

AAP logoAAP 11/09/2016 By David Mercer, Press Association, in Toronto

Nicole Kidman says having her own adopted children helped her relate to her character in the new film Lion.

The Australian actress, who has an adopted son and daughter with ex-husband Tom Cruise, joined co-stars Dev Patel and Rooney Mara at the movie's world premiere in Toronto.

The drama tells the real-life story of Saroo Brierley, who was adopted by an Australian couple after being separated from his family in India aged five, and then located his original home using Google Earth 25 years later.

Kidman, who plays Brierley's adoptive mother, said she wanted to appear in the film because the story was "so powerful and true".

"Obviously I have adopted children. It takes a village to raise children. The power of good love, there's nothing like it, and where it comes from and how you get it. But the nurturing quality of good love is extraordinary," she said.

"The power of somebody wanting to find home, I think, is just a wonderful, cinematic story."

Kidman, 49, also has two biological daughters with her husband, singer Keith Urban.

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