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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