Nicole Kidman Says U.S. Needs to ‘Get Behind’ President-Elect Trump

January 12, 2017 Updated: January 12, 2017

Nicole Kidman, in a rare political statement, said people in the United States need to get behind President-elect Donald Trump after he won the election.

“[Trump is] now elected and we, as a country, need to support whoever is the president,” Kidman said while promoting her new film “Lion,” as reported by Fox.

Kidman, 49, who lives in Nashville with her country music singer husband Keith Urban, said that idea “is what the country is based on. And however that happened, it happened, and let’s go,” according to Entertainment Weekly.

The actress, who has dual Australian and American citizenship, added: “I’m always reticent to start commenting politically, I’ve never done it in terms of America or Australia. I’m issue based. I’m very, very committed to women’s issues.”

There’s been backlash against celebrities amid Trump’s rise and successful campaign. On Sunday night during the Golden Globes, longtime actress Meryl Streep drew ire for her speech against Trump. Meanwhile, a number of actors and actresses have appeared in viral YouTube videos deriding the president-elect, with some having called on members of the Electoral College to not cast their ballot for him.

Country star Travis Tritt wrote on Twitter this week, “If you have fans who respect your talent enough to spend hard earned money to see your talent, be thankful and gracious and leave it at that.”

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