Nicole arrived in Jaipur, India yesterday (above far left) to begin filming a commercial for a sparkling water/ginger ale company. The commercial will be directed by Sir Ridley Scott, known for films such as Alien and Blade Runner. Nicole jumped at the chance to do some work since discovering that early retirement and trying to fit into the Nashville community wasn't as much fun as she first thought.
Early reports said Nicole arrived in India to begin filming "The Eighth Wonder", an Indiana Jones type adventure film. This was probably a deliberate error to remind everyone that Nicole's 'own' production company plan to make this title one day. There was some talk of this title last year, but if you check IMDB there is no real mention of it anymore. A pity really, I think it would be fun to see the Ice Queen running through jungles with stilettos, wigs and no dirt on her. In other words, I can't imagine her playing an Indiana Jones type role, can you?
Nicole has dabbled in commercials before, starting with the Chanel commercial, and then recently Nintendo. You may recall Chanel ended their contract with Nicole in 2007 - possibly when the botox allegations hit fever pitch. Nicole's return to commercials could mean that she is trying different ways to get noticed again. What happened to the lady who was desperate to have a baby and stay home and make goat cheese?
Joining Nicole for this commercial will be Bollywood star Arjun Rampal. Apparently India is ecstatic to have Nicole on their shores. That's the interesting thing about places like India,China and Japan. They go GOO GAA over Hollywood stars even when they are box office poison back home.