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Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman wind up being seatmates on flight home to Australia for holidays

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Posted at 10:39 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 13:44:22-05

Two of Hollywood’s biggest stars proved just how small the world can be.

By chance, Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman ended up sitting next to each other on a flight back to their home country of Australia.

The actors and longtime friends said they were both flying home to spend the holidays with loved ones. Kidman is a native of Australia and Crowe has spent much of his life there, but was born in New Zealand.

To commemorate the chance encounter, Crowe and Kidman posed for a selfie together and posted it on social media.

On Twitter, Crowe thanked airline Qantas for “getting me home in time for Christmas out of the craziness that is LAX, and thanks for the pure gift of sitting me next to one of my favourite people in the universe.”

He also responded to a fan asking if the photo was taken before or after the flight, saying “That’s how we land. The extra sparkle comes from being on Australian soil.”

As for Kidman, she took to Instagram, writing “You never know who you’ll run into on your way home for Christmas ✈️ 🎄30 years of friendship.. and counting.”

Crowe and Kidman co-stared in the 2018 film “Boy Erased.” They also both recently stared in projects about the sexual harassment allegations against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. Crowe played Ailes in the Showtime miniseries “The Loudest Voice,” while Kidman portrayed Gretchen Carlson in the film “Bombshell.”