Nicole Kidman has always been a risk-taker.

The Oscar winner has been celebrated over the years for her bold roles that range from depicting real-life figures like Virginia Woolf, Gretchen Carlson and, most recently, Lucille Ball, to her smoldering role opposite then-husband Tom Cruise in the erotic thriller “Eyes Wide Shut” to her magnetic star turn as courtesan/performer Satine in “Moulin Rouge!” Kidman reunited with her “Moulin Rouge!” co-star Ewan McGregor in 2017 for an interview for Variety‘s “Actors on Actors.”

“So much of being an actor is being on the receiving end of what you get considered for,” she said. “And trying to break through those walls and those boundaries that are put upon you because they go, ‘She can only do that or that’s what she is, or she’s this or she’s that.’ And always trying to break through and say, ‘Give me a chance.'”

Kidman, who’s starring in Aaron Sorkin’s “Being the Ricardos,” stressed the importance of taking risks with her choice of films.

“I really want to stay in a place of putting myself into discomfort — not feeling like, ‘I’ve done this. I’m very safe. I know how to do this,'” she said. “That for me is not what I’m looking for so it’s staying really, really, really brazen in the sense of going, ‘I’m going to jump in, abandon everything, give it my all and hope for the best.'”

Watch the upcoming season of Variety‘s “Actors on Actors,” presented by Amazon Studios, starting on Jan. 24.