Pratfalls, gags, or dry wit, Nicole Kidman says she’d love to give them a shot.
The Oscar-winner says she never gets offered comedic roles and she’d like to change that.
“They always say I’m not funny,” said Kidman on Saturday at a panel for TV critics to talk about her upcoming role in the second instalment of SundanceTV’s Top of the Lake.
The 50-year-old actress said she’s at a point in her life where she’s eager to try anything and isn’t worried about failure.
“I’m willing to fall on my face, I’m willing to get back up again. I want to keep trying.” she said.
She also added that she’s learning about comedy from nine-year-old daughter Sunday Rose with her husband Keith Urban, whom she’s “sure has Lucille Ball in her”.
Speaking to a group of reporters after the panel, Kidman said she grew up watching comedies like I Love Lucy and her father was a fan of the satirical Mad Magazine.
“The thing that makes me close to people is laughing with them, I love it,” she added.
Top of the Lake: China Girl, which is set in Sydney, debuts in the US in a three-night event beginning on September 10 on SundanceTV.
Kidman plays the adoptive mother to the daughter Elisabeth Moss’ character gave away for adoption as a young mother.