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2017 was quite a year for Nicole Kidman. Between her Emmy-winning role in Big Little Lies and her Oscar-nominated role in Lion, last year was one the Australian actress’ best ever.
Fans watched Kidman take on the role of a victim of pyscho-sexual abuse at the hands of her husband in HBO mini series Big Little Lies and watched her fight for her life in psychological horror film The Killing of a Sacred Deer. In an interview with W Magazine, Kidman reflects on one of her most daring years yet and husband Keith Urban‘s thoughts on viewing her onscreen pain.
“[Keith Urban] is an artist. Um, he did have a hard time when he watched The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” Kidman revealed in regards to her 2017 psychological horror film. “He saw it at the Cannes Film Festival and he was sort of hypnotized and shattered by it.”
Kidman explained how supportive Urban is of her career, describing her husband as a “really generous, kind, strong male.” However, even though the country singer was nothing but supportive of Kidman, Urban struggled watching the show that earned her two Emmy wins.
“And when he watched Big Little Lies he was disturbed; he says that when he hears me scream or cry from a certain place in my soul it’s almost like it goes straight into him and he has a visceral reaction immediately. Because his brain and his heart doesn’t discern between acting and real life. They’re the same sounds for him. It throws him,” Kidman continued.
You can watch the trailer to The Killing of the Sacred Deer below.