"I think they would actually run the other way!" said Nicole when quizzed on whether her youngsters would be interested in acting. "[Acting] was just my desire and my motivation, and I don't see that in Sunday or Faith. They’re like, 'Nope, we’re not interested.'"
In 2006 Nicole was named the highest earning actress
Nicole, who also has two adopted children called Conor and Isabella from her 11-year marriage to Tom Cruise, added that she has already heard Sunday Rose voice her desire for a multitude of other careers.
"Sunday wants to be a vet right now," she said. "And a party planner. Then she says she wants to be a stay-at-home mom and have eight children. I think that’s her way of saying to me, 'Stay at home!'"
Nicole, whose husband is country singer Keith Urban, added that as a mother she has often considered giving up acting to focus on her family.
"At one point, I was going to stop working," she revealed. "It was when I was pregnant with Sunday, and I just went, 'I'm done,'. I don't want to be in that place of pain where I'm missing things,"
Nicole with daughters Faith Margaret (left) and Sunday Rose
Nicole went on to say that it was her mother Janelle who convinced her to continue acting.
"My mum, who gave up her job and raised us, said, 'You should still do something creative. You should still keep a finger in the pot. I just feel that's your destiny. You shouldn't give that up completely.' I was like, 'You're right, Mom.'"