Keith Urban was shocked when he saw the bruises on his wife Nicole Kidman after she came home from following filming violent scenes on “Big Little Lies.”
Nicole plays Celeste, a woman in a deeply twisted, frequently volatile relationship with her husband, Perry, played by Alexander Skarsgard. To the outside world, they look like the perfect couple. Behind closed doors, she’s been suffering from a never-ending cycle of psychosexual abuse, which she mistakes for love or intense passion.
The Oscar winner didn’t realize how much the character had affected her. She’d go home in pain because she was literally being thrown around at work. She said, “At one point, Keith was like, ‘I’m going to take a photo of your back because it’s covered in deep, massive bruises.’ Keith said he was devastated seeing it, but then he would say, ‘But I have an artist wife!’”