Anyone whose been watching Big Little Lies will know the scenes between Nicole Kidman and Alexander Skarsgard’s characters are intense and confronting, to say the least.
And Nicole admits filming them took a toll on her.
“Afterward, I would just be quiet. I would go home and be quiet,” she told Vulture of the scenes in which she and Skarsgard play a couple in an abusive relationship.
“After we shot some of the really, really violent scenes, I was in a lot of pain myself. My body was.”
The star admits the scenes were confronting, but that they had to be in order to portray what real women go through.
“It was very strange. It was very uncomfortable. It wasn't a good feeling, I have to say.”
“But women go through this, so I wanted to tap into the truth of it, and I wanted to be real in those scenes, so that's what it required - an element of violence.”
Nicole also admits she finds the role one of the hardest to talk about.
“I'm still very raw about it, if that makes any kind of sense. It's weird.”
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