Nicole Kidman reveals she and her family have been 'climbing the walls' in Sydney's lockdown

Nicole Kidman has revealed how her family have coped in lockdown

Nicole Kidman
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Nicole Kidman has opened up about how her family have coped throughout lockdown.

The Australian actor, who is mum to Sunday Rose, 13, and Faith Margaret, 10, revealed to Richard Wilkins on Weekend Today how her family have been dealing with Sydney's lockdown.

She said, "No, we're in lockdown now. We're not busy. I'm sitting here doing this [interview] from the apartment.

'My kids are going, you know, they go for a walk for an hour a day and we're kind of climbing the walls.'

She added of the pandemic, 'But at the same time, we want this to end.'

This comes after Nicole came under fire for being allowed to enter Hong Kong without quarantining. 

The Nine Perfect Strangers star was given a special exemption to enter China for work on Thursday, making her one of the very few people to evade the country's mandatory COVID-19 travel protocol. 

Hong Kong authorities have confirmed that Nicole, along with four members of her team, was allowed to skip quarantine after flying into the city on a private jet from Sydney. 

But the star received major backlash following her arrival, with many critics accusing the Oscar-winner of using her celebrity status to justify special treatment. 

The Hong Kong government has also come under fire for the decision, considering its reputation for enforcing strict quarantine measures on the rest of its residents and visitors. 

After a brief loosening of restrictions, the city now requires travelers—even fully vaccinated ones—to isolate themselves in a hotel for a minimum of two weeks. 

Currently, all travelers from Australia, which is categorized as a 'medium risk' country, must quarantine for 14 days. 

Shibani MahtaniIn, a Washington Post reporter, was one of the first high-profile people to call out Hong Kong for its mixed messaging.

She tweeted, "Gov says Nicole Kidman's exemption was granted 'taking into account that [the trip] is conducive to maintaining the necessary operation and development of HK's economy'.

"Not sure what the rest of the 7 million are doing if not "maintaining" the economy."

By dodging Hong Kong's mandatory hotel quarantine, Nicole has also managed to secure some seriously luxurious accommodation for herself. 

The Big Little Things star is reportedly staying in a plush mansion on Victoria Peak, an affluent hill that offers magnificent views of the surrounding city. 

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