PARIS – Blondes may have more fun, but Nicole Kidman (search) says she would rather have been born a brunette.
The actress, in an interview with French magazine Paris Match, also said she is growing tired of cinema and doesn't see herself pursuing her film career indefinitely. And she revealed that her 2001 divorce from Tom Cruise (search) changed her criteria for selecting roles.
"Since my divorce, I lean, consciously or not, toward characters who are strong women taking control of their destiny, personal and professional," the weekly quoted Kidman as saying.
"The position of a so-called powerful actress is comforting for a single woman like me," she added. "It gives you a character of hardened steel."
Kidman, envied for her golden curls and porcelain skin, said she believes a darker complexion would have left her less susceptible to the sun's damaging rays. She said she worries about skin cancer.
"I would, all things said, have preferred to be a brunette with a dark complexion. But I work with what I have," she said.