Nicole Kidman Was Actually Beaten By Her On-Screen Husband For ‘Big Little Lies’
Nicole Kidman recently revealed that her on-screen husband in the HBO series “Big Little Lies” actually beat her during filming and her actual husband, Keith Urban, did not like seeing the bruises.
Kidman’s character Celeste is married to an abusive husband played by Alexander Skarsgard in the show. The Australian actress told Vogue that the violent scenes with Skarsgard would often leave her in pain and bruised afterwards.
“I didn’t realize how much of it penetrated me,” Kidman said in the interview published Monday. “I would go home at night sometimes and be in a lot of pain, and I had to take things like Advil because I was being thrown around physically. I was really bruised.”
“At one point, Keith was like, ‘I’m going to take a photo of your back because it’s covered in deep, massive bruises.’ He was devastated seeing it, but then he would say, ‘But I have an artist wife!’ He knows that’s how I work; I don’t even notice it half the time,” Kidman said.
Although the role resulted in pain for Kidman, she claimed that she “loved playing” the role and portraying the “dangerous and toxic relationship” between her and her co-star.
“That’s what we all seek as actors. But at the same time, when I walked away from it, I remember thinking that was the deepest I’ve gone in terms of finding and losing things.”