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Maddison Brown reveals how working on a film with Nicole Kidman ‘changed her life’

She has just debuted her budding new romance with Liam Hemsworth, with the pair packing on the PDA in New York on Thursday. 

And now Dynasty star Maddison Brown has opened up about how she hit the big time, saying that appearing in a film with Nicole Kidman ‘changed her whole life.’

The 22-year-old Australian actress sat down for a candid chat with Yahoo’s BUILD Series last month, saying that she was unhappy as a 16-year-old model trying to make it in New York, until the thriller came along. 

‘Being 16 and living in New York… I wasn’t the happiest kid’: Liam Hemsworth’s new girlfriend Maddison Brown reveals how working on a film with Nicole Kidman ‘changed her whole life’

‘It’s not something I ever expected to happen,’ Maddison said, having appeared in 2015’s Strangerland as teenager Lily, with Nicole Kidman playing her mother. 

‘It changed my life, I was very much modelling at that time… It really changed my whole life and very, very quickly,’ Maddison said. 

‘Nicole was great. I played her daughter in the film and she had a very nurturing approach to me which was just lovely.’ 

Lucky girl! The 22-year-old Australian actress sat down for a candid chat with Yahoo's BUILD Series last month, saying that she was unhappy as a 16-year-old model trying to make it in New York, until the thriller came along

Lucky girl! The 22-year-old Australian actress sat down for a candid chat with Yahoo’s BUILD Series last month, saying that she was unhappy as a 16-year-old model trying to make it in New York, until the thriller came along

Hitting the big time: Maddison appeared in 2015's Strangerland as teenager Lily, with Nicole Kidman playing her mother (both pictured in the film)

Hitting the big time: Maddison appeared in 2015’s Strangerland as teenager Lily, with Nicole Kidman playing her mother (both pictured in the film)

Singing her praises: 'Nicole was great. I played her daughter in the film and she had a very nurturing approach to me which was just lovely' (Nicole is pictured)

Singing her praises: ‘Nicole was great. I played her daughter in the film and she had a very nurturing approach to me which was just lovely’ (Nicole is pictured)

Maddison said how she related to her character in the film, which centres around a family in an outback town, saying that Lily was ‘unhappy.’

‘The one thing Lily and I had in common, in her world she was very unhappy… and sort of going through it and figuring how to get through it and it came out in her sexuality, how she would rebel against whatever circumstances she didn’t like or wanted to change,’ Maddison said. 

‘And in my life at the time, as much as I’m very driven and my career becomes my priority, I didn’t realise how to balance that out with my happiness as well, I was too young.’

Being honest: Maddison said how she related to her character in the film, which centres around a family in an outback town, saying that Lily was 'unhappy'

Being honest: Maddison said how she related to her character in the film, which centres around a family in an outback town, saying that Lily was ‘unhappy’

She said she struggled with the fact her friends were completing high school and she was competing for modelling jobs.

‘I was very much like one track mind with my career. Being 16 and living in New York I wasn’t the happiest kid. My friends were at school doing the HSC (higher school certificate) and I was like, “please book me Calvin Klein.”

She added: ‘It’s a really intense world to throw yourself into at a young age and that’s the grittiness I was able to put into the role, I wasn’t happy in my circumstances either.’ 

Tough times: She said she struggled with the fact her friends were completing high school and she was competing for modelling jobs

Tough times: She said she struggled with the fact her friends were completing high school and she was competing for modelling jobs

New man: On Thursday, she was spotted on a date night with Liam Hemsworth (R), who has just filed for divorce from ex-wife Miley Cyrus, who he married in December

New man: On Thursday, she was spotted on a date night with Liam Hemsworth (R), who has just filed for divorce from ex-wife Miley Cyrus, who he married in December

Maddison now appears on the hit American series, Dynasty. 

On Thursday, she was spotted on a date night with Liam Hemsworth, who has just filed for divorce from ex-wife Miley Cyrus, who he married in December. 

Maddison and Liam were seen waiting for a valet in New York, kissing and cuddling on the street, with Liam appearing smitten.  

Miley is now dating Australian singer Cody Simpson, 22, after her split with Brody Jenner’s ex, Kaitlynn Carter.

Miley is understood to be enjoying a ‘no strings’ fling with Cody, who is based in Los Angeles. 

Smitten: Maddison and Liam were seen waiting for a valet in New York, kissing and cuddling on the street, with Liam appearing smitten

Smitten: Maddison and Liam were seen waiting for a valet in New York, kissing and cuddling on the street, with Liam appearing smitten

 

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