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Nicole Kidman's Bruises on 'Big Little Lies' Upset Keith Urban

Nicole Kidman's Bruises on 'Big Little Lies' Upset Keith Urban

Nicole Kidman‘s character on the HBO limited series Big Little Lies is abused by her husband, played by Alexander Skarsgard, and she says she went home with real bruises sometimes.

The 49-year-old actress’ real-life husband Keith Urban was “devastated” to see the bruises on his wife, she said in a new interview.

“I didn’t realize how much of it penetrated me,” Nicole told Vogue about playing Celeste. “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.”

Click inside to read what Keith Urban thought of the bruises…

“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,’” Nicole said. “He was devastated seeing it, but then he would say, ‘But I have an artist wife!’”

“He knows that’s how I work; I don’t even notice it half the time. I loved playing her, because she was a beautifully written character with a director that totally wanted to go there, and to have an actor like Alex to play opposite off of was amazing,” she added. “That’s what we all seek as actors. 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 finale of Big Little Lies airs this Sunday night on HBO.

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Photos: Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/courtesy of HBO
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  • Just Saying

    She’s amazing on that show.

  • Poison

    What kind of husband – or man – would he be if it didn’t upset him greatly? Not much of either.

  • 1urbanfan27

    I’d say “devastated” is a bit much…One can stop acting ANY time…In real domestic violence, it’s not an “act”…And you can’t just call “cut”…A punch in the face, is a real punch in the face…

  • 1urbanfan27

    She’s acting and can stop any time…

  • HG

    Great show! Disturbing, realistic, and intriguing. All of the actors are great too!

  • Poison

    She can’t “stop anytime she wants” unless she wants to get sued. She signed a contract.

  • 1urbanfan27

    So what? If it’s too rough, she can tell the director to stop it…It’s acting…NOT REAL life…

  • Kellyp

    she will win an emmy for this role

  • Torii Wehling

    Nicole and Alex have geochemistry in this series.

  • Chicken_Paprikash

    fake marriage

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  • SaraJ

    If she wants to “get” the scene and he pushes her a little hard into the door, she might get a bruise later that doesn’t show up right away. Nicole was obviously dedicated to the role which paid off, have you seen it?

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  • 1urbanfan27

    No thanks! I have NO desire to see it…For a lot of reasons…

  • Poison

    The serious is about domestic violence! You seriously think she can tell them to write a whole new series for her? At best, she could negotiate an expensive exit from the show and they would recast.

  • SaraJ

    I figured you hadn’t because of your stupid comments. It’s a great, enjoyable show – you’re missing out.

  • 1urbanfan27

    I don’t make stupid comments…Have you ever been involved in REAL domestic abuse? Most likely not…TV shows don’t speak for people who have suffered from abuse…And YOU don’t either…So don’t tell me who is stupid…