Nicole Kidman was left in physical pain after shooting intense scenes in Big Little Lies.

The 49-year-old actress portrays Celeste Wright in the drama series, who is trapped in an abusive relationship with husband Perry (played by Alexander Skarsgard), and she found her own response to the scenes ‘very weird.’

The Oscar winner told Vulture: ‘Afterward, I would just be quiet. I would go home and be quiet. After we shot some of the really, really violent scenes, I was in a lot of pain myself. My body was.’

Abused woman: Nicole Kidman told Vulture she felt pain after a violent scene with Alexander Skarsgard in Big Little Lies

Abused woman: Nicole Kidman told Vulture she felt pain after a violent scene with Alexander Skarsgard in Big Little Lies

Ouch: The star is seen here showing off a bad bruise on her shoulder after her spouse slammed her against a door

Ouch: The star is seen here showing off a bad bruise on her shoulder after her spouse slammed her against a door

The mother of four then added: ‘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.’

And the Australian beauty – who has children Isabella, 24, and Connor, 22, with ex-husband Tom Cruise, and daughters Sunday, eight, and Faith, six, with spouse Keith Urban – still feels ‘weird’ and ‘uncomfortable’ talking about her scenes in the drama series.

Painful: The mother of four then added: 'It was very strange. It was very uncomfortable. It wasn't a good feeling, I have to say.' Here they are seen meeting with a therapist

Painful: The mother of four then added: ‘It was very strange. It was very uncomfortable. It wasn’t a good feeling, I have to say.’ Here they are seen meeting with a therapist

She added: ‘I feel weird talking about it. I’m not comfortable because – I don’t know – I feel like I want the work to speak for itself, and I don’t like dissecting it too much.

‘It’s probably one of the hardest roles I’ve had to talk about because I’m still very raw about it, if that makes any kind of sense. It’s weird.’

Nicole was overjoyed when Alexander signed up to play her husband because not only was he great to work with, she also found it ‘helpful’ that he’s much taller than her own 5ft11in. He is 6ft4in.

A brute: Her husband hits her when she least expects it and often she fights back

A brute: Her husband hits her when she least expects it and often she fights back

Hurt: 'It's probably one of the hardest roles I've had to talk about because I'm still very raw about it, if that makes any kind of sense. It's weird,' said the Oscar winner

Hurt: ‘It’s probably one of the hardest roles I’ve had to talk about because I’m still very raw about it, if that makes any kind of sense. It’s weird,’ said the Oscar winner

A happy moment: She said: 'Alex was so fantastic to work with because he was so into it and open and available. It's a roller coaster, their relationship. It's a very, very difficult relationship to map over seven hours'

A happy moment: She said: ‘Alex was so fantastic to work with because he was so into it and open and available. It’s a roller coaster, their relationship. It’s a very, very difficult relationship to map over seven hours’

She said: ‘Alex was so fantastic to work with because he was so into it and open and available. It’s a roller coaster, their relationship. It’s a very, very difficult relationship to map over seven hours.

‘He was really amazing because he wanted to work with Jean-Marc [VallĂ©e, director], and it’s a great role for him.

‘It’s not what it seems, so he followed the spirit and he really captured it, I think.

The cast (L to R) Laura Dern,  Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, and Reese Witherspoon attend the premiere of HBO's Big Little Lies at TCL Chinese Theatre in February

The cast (L to R) Laura Dern, Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Zoe Kravitz, and Reese Witherspoon attend the premiere of HBO’s Big Little Lies at TCL Chinese Theatre in February

‘He’s obviously got that ability to pull you in and hold you, and he breaks down, you know?

‘He has that whole fragility to him as well – so this sort of dominance and then this fragility; it’s a weird mix.

‘And, obviously, he’s very tall as well, which is really, really helpful for me. It’s not often that I look small. So physically he’s very dominating as well, which is frightening, but I take him on.’ 

Her real love: The Australian actress is married to singer Keith Urban, who she is seen with here at the Academy Awards in February

Her real love: The Australian actress is married to singer Keith Urban, who she is seen with here at the Academy Awards in February

 








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