Nicole Kidman On Big Little Lies: ‘It Penetrated My Psyche In A Way A Film Never Had’

WARNING: This post contains spoilers from the Big Little Lies season finale. Read at your own risk!

Nicole Kidman agreed to play Celeste Wright in Big Little Lies when she first met the novel’s author, Liane Moriarty, and they struck a deal: If the Academy Award-winning actress would play the lawyer-turned-abused-housewife, Moriarty would grant her and Reese Witherspoon the rights to the project.

That agreement led Kidman down a rabbit hole of despair, where she endured long days of playing physically and emotionally draining scenes opposite Alexander Skarsgård, who portrayed Perry Wright, her handsome, charming, and abusive husband. The result is some of Kidman’s finest work of her career, but getting there was no cake walk. Here, we talk to Kidman about the challenges of embracing Celeste.

And for more on the finale of HBO’s Big Little Lies finale, check out our interview with Skarsgård here and our chat with director Jean-Marc Vallée here.

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Nicole Kidman On Big Little Lies: ‘It Penetrated My Psyche In A Way A Film Never Had’

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