Nicole Kidman Opens up About Finding Comfort in Husband Keith Urban

HBO's Big Little Lies was one of this summer's biggest hits on the cable network and is now in talks for a second season. But amid the intrigue and mystery, there were also some very intense scenes that left actress, Nicole Kidman emotionally drained.

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In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Oscar-winner gets candid about how she fell back on the love and support of her husband, country singer-songwriter, Keith Urban, when dealing with those scenes of domestic abuse with her co-star Alexander Skarsgård.

"Because we were shooting for so long… I think the duration of [the production] slowly started to seep in," Kidman said in references to the shooting schedule of a TV series compared to film.

Kidman says that with her extensive career, normally she can "step back" into family life somewhat easily, but this was particularly hard.

In the mini-series, Kidman stars as Celeste Wright, wife of Skarsgård's Perry Wright, and while the two project the "perfect marriage" front of their friends, they actually have a bitter and violently abusive relationship behind closed doors.

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But according to the 50-year-old, after those very difficult and tortuous shoots, she always came home to "loving arms" with Urban by her side, and daughters, Sunday, 9 and Faith, 6.

"Luckily I have a partner who is artistic so he understands what it takes to support that," she said. "[He] would hold me, and I was really upset at times. Really damaged and really upset and physically and emotionally drained and in pain... Luckily I have that at home and I also have people I can talk to and get it out."

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Despite the toll it took on her psyche, Kidman said she would be very interested in returning to the series for a second season and work alongside, co-stars, including Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz and Laura Dern — all of whom earned nominations for this year's Emmy Awards.


"We're just reveling in [the fact that] that everyone got nominated," she said. "That just doesn't happen, you know? I've been in so many different shows and had a number of experiences over the years and this is completely new."

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