Keith was devastated to see the bruises, says Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman would often come home from filming for the hit HBO series Big Little Lies, which airs on Star World Premiere HD in India, with bruises on her body.
The Australian actress plays Celeste, a woman married to an abusive husband played by Alexander Skarsgard. She told Vogue about coming home from filming violent scenes and her real-life husband, Keith Urban, being "devastated" from seeing her bruises.
"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!'" Kidman told Vogue.
Kidman also told the magazine that she needed to take painkillers after being on-set."I didn’t realize how much of it penetrated me. 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," she said.
Despite the physical pain and distress she caused Urban, Kidman was glad to have the opportunity to play a character like Celeste.
"That’s what we all seek as actors," she explained. "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."
The drama also stars Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley. The finale episode for Big Little Lies will air in India this Tuesday, April 4 at 10 PM on Star World Premiere HD.