There was so much craziness at the 2017 Academy Awards ceremony, what with the announcement of the wrong movie for Best Picture and all, that we almost forgot about Nicole Kidman's bizarre seal-clapping. But now the actor has spoken out about just why she was clapping in such a strange fashion. The reason? Her Harry Winston ring.
During an Australian radio interview, Nicole Kidman explained,
It was really awkward. I was like, "I wanna clap, I don’t wanna not be clapping"—that’d be worse, right? Like "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 mine—but it was absolutely gorgeous—and I was terrified of damaging it.
So there you have it. She was clapping that way so as not to damage an expensive ring on loan. But we can all still pretend she was going for Best Seal Performance At An Awards Show.