Nicole Kidman said Friday she dedicated her performance in new film "Hemingway and Gellhorn" to the US woman reporter for Britain's Sunday Times who was killed this year in Syria.
"I dedicated my performance of Martha (Gellhorn) to Marie Colvin, the journalist killed in Syria, because I really see her as someone similar to Martha. These women are still rare and Martha was the first," she told AFP.
Colvin was killed along with French photographer Remi Ochlik on February 22 when a building that served as a makeshift media centre in the Syrian city of Homs was struck by a Syrian army mortar.
Kidman made her comment ahead of the Cannes Film Festival gala premiere of her new film directed by Philip Kaufman, in which she plays Gellhorn, who is seen as one of the greatest war correspondents of the last century.
Gellhorn was married to Hemingway for five years.