Nicole Kidman is not a stranger to the musical moment; she did belt her way into the minds and hearts of many moviegoers with her Golden Globe, winning and Oscar Nominated turn as doomed courtesan in the Moulin Rouge. But in case if you are not one of the Satine faithful, you may have missed that it is Nicole herself crooning a soft rendition of Dream a Little Dream of Me over the opening credits of The Undoing, her new HBO thriller.
The song plays as images of a young girl with a familiar mop of red curls blurs by. In this article, we will be discussing what exactly are the song stylings of Kidman trying to tell us. Dreamy shots of the innocent kids playing over the opening credits of a high-class HBO thriller will be very familiar to the fans of the Big Little Lies, Kidman’s previous smash TV hit.
But while the children that are shimmying their way through those opening credits are played by the young members of the cast of the Big Little Lies, the little redhead in The Undoing credits is nowhere to be seen on the show itself.
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We will have to assume then that she is meant to stand in for the innocent and young version of Grace, Kidman’s character. Loss of innocence can be considered as very much a them of both the series and the credits themselves, and at one point, the bubble of the child is literally burst.
The director of the series, Susanne Bier, has revealed recently that the fantasy world of Grace is exactly what is done by the events of The Undoing. The lyrics of the enduring song also gave us a clue as to what we should expect from the series.
A nearly old song, which has been popularized by the likes of Cass Elliott and Ozzie Nelson, centers on a besotted person who does not want to leave the dream world they have built with their lover and return to less peasant realities.
In the intervening years, Kidman has been keeping the dust off her pipes in a handful of public appearances with her country-music superstar husband, Keith Urban, who will occasionally pull a reluctant-seeming Kidman into some bit of promo for his albums or onstage appearance.