Nicole Kidman Says Her Bruises on “Big Little Lies” Were Completely Real 

Posted: 6:13 am Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

By Staff Writer


Talk about taking the role seriously… Nicole Kidman, who plays a woman in an abusive marriage on Big Little Lies, has revealed that the bruises on her body during the filming of the HBO show were real. “I felt my way through that character because the only way to play her was to feel and be her,” she explains to Vogue magazine. “There are other characters that are easier to intellectually approach, but this was visceral.”  Kidman goes on to admit that her husband Keith Urban was sometimes upset by her dedication to the role. “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,” she recalls. “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.'”