Nicole Kidman Told How She Would Go Home And Cry Alone In The Bath After A Day Playing A Victim Of Domestic Abuse In ‘Big Little Lies’
Sometimes, the reality of a fictional character can be as devastating as it is rewarding for an actor. The idea of completely embodying a character in order to make a truly honest performance isn’t a new one. But have you ever thought how hard it can be for actors to live the lives of other people and experience their darkest fears and emotions?
Nicole Kidman knows what if feels like firsthand. The Australian actress plays the role of a domestic abuse victim in the famous drama series Big Little Lies.
Nicole Kidman opens up about her role in ‘Big Little Lies’
Big Little Lies is the award-winning drama series featuring A-list Hollywood actresses like Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and Meryl Streep who will join the cast for the second season.
Kidman is an executive producer of the series and one of its main heroines. Big Little Lies added to Nicole’s haul of trophies several new awards including the Golden Globe and Emmy. However, her role of a family abuse victim made too much stress for the actress.
Kidman belongs to those actresses who want to be really honest with viewers. That is why her dramatic role made such a big influence on Nicole.
I am playing love, but love that is so damaging to each of the people. I knew that I would come home and cry after doing Big Little Lies. I would cry alone. I would sit and I would have a bath and cry. And feel very distressed and not know exactly what to do about it.
Kidman confessed it took her months to fully break free of the part leaving her character behind. Her role made a big impact on the actress. Her powerful speech at the Emmy Awards dedicated to the problem of domestic abuse caused standing ovations among the audience.
Nicole said she was obsessed with creating a believable portrayal of the abuse victim character. In our opinion, she did an excellent job in Big Little Lies. If her example can help at least one woman who also suffers from domestic abuse, then it was all for good reason.