August 7, 2008 / 2:57 AM / 12 years ago

Kidman to paparazzi: Leave baby alone

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Nicole Kidman and singer husband Keith Urban asked the paparazzi on Thursday to leave them and baby daughter Sunday Rose alone, saying she was a “tiny doll” who would be scared by the attention.

Australian actress Nicole Kidman, dressed in Balenciaga and wearing a L’Wren Scott necklace, and her husband, musician Keith Urban, arrive at the 80th annual Academy Awards, the Oscars, in Hollywood February 24, 2008. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

“Keith and I are both appealing to the press and stuff just to give us a little space so we can walk around Sydney and show the baby our town,” Kidman told Sydney radio station 2Day FM.

“She’s tiny. She’s like a doll, she’s like a little, little thing. Just (don’t photograph) right in her face or in our faces because it’s scary for her,” said Kidman.

Kidman, country music star Urban and baby Sunday arrived in Sydney on Wednesday, after the Oscar-winning actress gave birth in Los Angeles in July.

Unlike other celebrities, no photographs of Sunday have been released and Urban said they had no intention of selling any.

“I get the interest there is. But at the same time it’s our little girl,” he told the breakfast radio show.

“Sometimes when people come right up in your face and you think: ‘Good God, would you do that to anybody else’s child?’ That’s all,” he said.

Local media said paparazzi followed Kidman, Urban and Sunday to their home on Sydney Harbour, with the couple using several decoy cars to try to avoid photographers. A newspaper published grainy photos of the couple arriving on a private jet, with Sunday bundled up in a blanket.

As they pleaded for privacy, Kidman and Urban, like all parents, were happy to talk about their baby.

“She looks like Keith. I think she does. She’s got a little bit of hair, it’s a bit of a reddish tint,” said Kidman, a redhead with freckles as a young girl.

Urban, who said he was speaking from the kitchen with Kidman and Sunday nearby, said being a new dad was an “awesome” feeling that only other fathers could understand.

“Anybody out there who’s got kids (knows) it’s just a certain kind of feeling that you can only experience when you do it,” he said. “She’s just awesome... cute little thing. I’m not looking forward to having to go on tour and having to leave.”

Kidman said she was now looking forward to introducing her little “doll” to the rest of her Australian family.

“We have brought her home to meet the grandparents. My dad hasn’t met her. Keith’s mum and dad are coming down (from Australia’s tropical Queensland state),” she said.

Editing by Miral Fahmy

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