Date: 26th February 2004
Nicole Kidman slipped into the interpreters booth at the UN Security Council to prepare for her next movie role.
In March, Kidman and co-star Sean Penn begin filming The Interpreter, a thriller about a UN translator who overhears a conversation that could cost her her life.
The outside of the United Nations has appeared in numerous movies, but Hollywood had never previously been given permission to film inside until director Sydney Pollack asked UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan last month.
Annan agreed in principle, and the presidents of the General Assembly and the Security Council later gave a green light.
Kidman watched the interpreters in action during a Security Council meeting on Iraq.
She arrived and left the interpreters' booth above the council chamber without being noticed by reporters or photographers.
Source: Press Release