Nicole Kidman's turn in the West End play "The Blue Room" proved to be one of the luckiest moves of her career -- she landed her roles in "Moulin Rouge!" and "The Hours" during her stint on stage.
The Australian actress' turn in the 1998 Sam Mendes-directed production was a critical and commercial hit, and it brought her to the attention of Stephen Daldry, who cast her as Virginia Woolf in "The Hours," the film which won Kidman a Best Actress Oscar.
The role wasn't the only sought-after part Kidman won during the play's run -- Baz Luhrmann asked her to play showgirl Satine in "Moulin Rouge!" as well.
"Baz sent me red roses when I was at the Donmar in 'The Blue Room.' They were exquisite, and the note read: 'You're my Satine,'" she told Britain's Daily Mail. "I was very excited, but I still had to audition for him. I think it had to do with the singing. He wanted to be sure I could sing the part! 'The Blue Room' was very good for me because I got to work with Baz on 'Moulin Rouge!' and Stephen Daldry cast me in 'The Hours' after seeing me in the play, and I won the Oscar for that."
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