Nicole Kidman was getting a lot of grief over the way she chose to applaud along with everyone else. It was coined as “bizarre” by most magazines and news articles, and most people agreed. The clapping style became a running joke, one of the most popular being “seal hands.” But surely there must have been a reason behind the decision, right? I mean…just look at it.But it turns out that she had a VERY good reason for clapping so carefully! On a radio show, the host asked if the decision had anything to do with her expensive jewelry…
Gosh, I want to clap, I don’t want to not be clapping,’ which would be worse, right? ‘Why isn’t Nicole clapping?’
So therefore I’m clapping, but it was really difficult because I had a huge ring on that was not my own, so it was absolutely gorgeous, and I was terrified of damaging it.”
That makes total sense!
She was on everyone’s Best Dressed lists, and her jewelry made it all the more exciting. We can understand the hesitation! Rings can fly off, bracelets can tangle, and those delicate beads on her dress could easily snag and tear at the wrong angle.
It takes a lot of consideration to stay picture perfect all the time…and if that means a strange new way of clapping, we get it!