An embarrassing video has emerged of Hollywood stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman promoting their movie Australia in 2008.
The Australian actors made an appearance on a German talk show to promote their universally panned film.
During the interview, Nicole attempted to play a didgeridoo as the audience cheered her on.
Hugh then imitated a photo of an Aboriginal man by standing on one leg and trying to maintain his balance.
The movie Australia was set in the early years of World War II and centred on an unlikely romance between an Aussie cattleman (Jackman) and English aristocrat Lady Sarah (Kidman).
Embarrassing video of Nicole Kidman playing the didgeridoo and Hugh Jackman imitating an Aboriginal man to promote their universally panned movie Australia resurfaces ahead of the Voice referendum
Faraway Downs is the outback cattle station Lady Sarah inherits when her husband dies. It later comes under threat from sinister competitors.
Australia, billed as an ‘Aussie Gone with the Wind’, received poor reviews upon its cinematic release and failed to make a profit despite grossing more than US$211.3million worldwide.
The video resurfaced after Prime Minister Anthony Albanese recently announced the Voice referendum will be held on October 14.
Voters will decide whether Australia should have an Indigenous Voice enshrined in the constitution.
The referendum question will be: ‘A proposed law: to alter the constitution to recognise the First Peoples of Australia by establishing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice. Do you approve this proposed alteration?’
The Australian actors had made an appearance on a German talk show to promote their movie
In order for a referendum to succeed it must win the majority of votes in a majority of states.
Only eight of 44 referendums have succeeded in Australia’s 122-year history – all with bipartisan support.
The government’s proposed model would have representatives from all states and territories as well as the Torres Strait and specific remote areas.
Those on the Voice will be appointed by communities, not the government, and serve specific terms.
The PM has guaranteed it will have a gender balance and include youth members.
The movie Australia was set in the early years of World War II and centred on an unlikely romance between an Aussie cattleman (Jackman) and English aristocrat Lady Sarah (Kidman)