Nicole Kidman may have been married to Tom Cruise while filming Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, but that didn't make the graphic sex scenes any easier.
In fact, the actress admits that the director had to "coax" her into getting it on in front of the camera with her own husband!
Was the erotic movie the beginning of the end for her marriage to Scientology's golden boy?
According to her, no. Addressing that question, she clarified:
"People thought that making the film was the beginning of the end of my marriage, but I don't really think it was. Tom and I were close then."
So why the coaxing? Because the sex scenes were so "extreme." She continued to explain:
"Stanley had to coax me into some of the sexuality in the film in the beginning, but we shot things that were a lot more extreme that didn't end up in the movie. I did feel safe — I never felt it was exploitive or unintelligent. He was very different with women than he was with men."
Well, at least there's that? LOL. Guess we never had to worry about Nicky having a sex tape leak! LOL!
Any Kubrick-obsessed cinephiles out there? Click here to read more about her reflection on collaborating with the iconic filmmaker.
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