Nicole Kidman & Clive Owen Channel Old Hollywood Glamour For W Magazine May 2012 Issue [PHOTOS]

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A new trailer for HBO’s movie Hemingway & Gellhorn which co-stars Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen, has been debuted online (watch it after the jump), giving a longer look at the titular characters’ love life. In between their romantic and joyful moments, the couple sometimes gets involved in a heated argument as they face problems in their jobs.

This coincides with the stars appearing on the cover of the May 2012 issue of W Magazine. Here are a few highlights from the interview:

Nicole Kidman on whether or not her mother supported her career: “She always believed in me, but she’s tough on me too. She’s lived a life where she made a lot of compromises. She would have loved to be a doctor, but she didn’t come from the generation of women where she could go and be a doctor. She became a nurse instead. Not that there’s anything wrong with being a nurse, but she wanted to be a doctor. Until I won the Academy Award [for The Hours], I was kind of pursuing things to please her. I’ve really tried to sever that.”

Clive Owen on if he prefers sex scenes or dying scenes: “It’s much harder to do a death scene. You’ve got to do it convincingly, and it’s a huge thing to die [laughs]. Sex scenes are only hard if there’s no narrative conveyed through the sex scene. In the Hemingway film, the sex scenes have a story going through them. It’s part of who these people are and what they are.”

More from the interview… 

Nicole Kidman on the the intense sex scenes in Hemmingway & Gellhorn: “The sex was very important in that relationship because that’s the way she cuts Hemingway off. When Gellhorn says, ‘I don’t like sex,’ it’s her way of saying, ‘I’m not based in sexuality; Hemingway didn’t have power over me. That’s not where I came from.’

Having said that, the sexual attraction between them was powerful. I kept asking Phil Kaufman, the director, ‘Is all this sex ­important for the story?’ I wanted to make sure he wasn’t just getting off. But these were two people who could make love when a building was falling down around them. They had passion.”

Clive Owen on acting when he was a teenager: “I played the Artful Dodger in Oliver! when I was about 13. It was the musical version. I didn’t sing that well, but I gave it a go. I was just given the part, thrown into it, and I came out and said, “I have to do this. I’ve got to be an actor.”

Read the entire article at W Magazine.