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 installment 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 her 9-year-old daughter with her husband Keith Urban. She's sure the girl "has Lucille Ball in her."
Speaking to a group of reporters after the panel, Kidman said she grew up watching comedy shows like "I Love Lucy," and her father was a fan of the satirical MAD Magazine.
"Top of the Lake: China Girl" debuts in a three-night event beginning Sept. 10 on SundanceTV.
Kidman plays the adoptive mother to the daughter of Elisabeth Moss' character.
Diana videotapes to air on TV
A British television channel is broadcasting a new documentary on Princess Diana using controversial videotapes in which she candidly discussed her marital problems and her strained relationship with the royal family. The recordings of Diana talking to her public speaking coach, Peter Settelen, in the early 1990s included her description of how Queen Elizabeth reacted when she asked the monarch for advice about her failing marriage to Prince Charles. "So I went to the top lady, sobbing. And I said 'What do I do? I'm coming to you, what do I do?' And she said 'I don't know what you should do.' "
This year marks the 20th anniversary of Diana's death in a Paris car crash on Aug. 31, 1997.
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