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Though it’s been 27 years since Nicole Kidman first met Tom Cruise, the actress remembers their meeting like it was yesterday.

While appearing on The Jess Cagle Interview, the Academy Award winner recalls audition for 1990’s Days of Thunder. As an up-and-coming actress at the time, Kidman remembered being very star struck when she first saw Cruise, who she eventually ends up marrying a year later.

“I remember walking in, I remember being so nervous and seeing Tom Cruise drive up in a Porsche, I think it was,” she said. “He got out of the car and walked through and I was like, ‘Ah.’ My jaw dropped. Then I had to go in and audition in front of Tony Scott. Sweet Tony. [Producers] Don Simpson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Robert Towne and Tom. I was like, ‘No way, I’m not going to get this.’ They called that afternoon and I had the job.”

She continued, “You know, obviously, [it] changed my life extraordinarily. So grateful for the film, for everything that came with it. It was a big, important part of my life.”

Though Kidman and Cruise ended their marriage in 2001 after 10 years together, the former couple still shares their two adopted children: daughter Isabella and Connor Cruise. Kidman is now happily married to country singer Keith Urban with two biological daughters.

“[It was] a beautiful marriage and all of those things that came out of it,” Kidman said of her time with Cruise. “Two beautiful children. The rest is history.”

She added with a laugh, “Do I need to fill in the blanks?”