What's bugging Nicole Kidman?
The Big Little Lies star is a secret insect eater - watch her chomp bugs and compare crickets to 'a hairy nut'
In a new episode in the Youtube series Vanity Fair’s Secret Talent Theatre, the Hawaii-born Australian actress munches her way through mealworms, saying they have a “fruity taste”; as well as some crickets which she describes as “awesome, like a hairy nut”. Grasshoppers, meanwhile, are “exquisite – I recommend them to anyone.”
Capturing an A-lister chowing down on such an unusual repast is quite a scoop, though apparently it's not the first time Kidman has eaten bugs on camera. In an interview last year the actress revealed that her first film role, Bush Christmas, released back in 1983, called for her to eat witchetty grubs (moth larvae). Some kids might have been put off the role, but Kidman, though then just a teenager, later recalled "I wanted to eat them! I was excited to do that.”
Good on you, Nicole. To discover how to source, prepare and eat insects such as these, order a copy of our book, Eating Insects, here; for more on Kidman's talents order a copy of Nicole Kidman: Anatomy of an Actor.