The 1999 film “Eyes Wide Shut” starred Nicole Kidman and was directed by Stanley Kubrick. The movie, which was an erotic drama, featured several explicit scenes.
In a recent interview with The New York Times, Kidman spoke about her experience filming those scenes.
Kidman said that she had a good working relationship with Kubrick, and that they were able to come to an agreement that made her feel comfortable doing the scenes.
She said that she specifically asked Kubrick to show her the scenes before they were included in the final cut of the film.
A contract was drawn up between Kidman and the filmmakers, which allowed her to choose which of her scenes would be included in the final edit of the movie.
Kidman said that this made her feel completely safe and allowed her to explore more in her role.
Kidman also mentioned that she did not say “no” to any of the scenes that were shot. She said that she enjoyed working with Kubrick and found the experience to be “exquisite.”
She praised Kubrick’s directing style and said that she shared a great working relationship with him.
The movie, which was released in 1999, received widespread critical acclaim.
Kidman’s performance in particular was highly praised, and she earned several award nominations for her role.
In addition to Kidman, the movie also starred Tom Cruise as her husband.
The film’s plot revolved around the couple’s struggles with their marriage and their exploration of their sexuality.
The movie was based on the novel “Dream Story” by Arthur Schnitzler, and was adapted for the screen by Kubrick.
It was filmed over a period of 15 months, which was longer than any other movie that Kubrick had made.
“Eyes Wide Shut” followed the story of a doctor who embarks on a nightmarish journey through the underworld of sexual and social corruption after his wife confesses to having sexual fantasies about another man.
Kidman played the role of Alice Harford, the doctor’s wife and the object of her husband’s obsession.
She gave a captivating and emotional performance, showcasing her range as an actress and solidifying her status as a Hollywood leading lady.
In the film, Alice’s confession sends her husband, played by Cruise, into a spiral of jealousy and paranoia.
He becomes fixated on the idea that his wife is cheating on him and begins to investigate, leading him down a dark and dangerous path.
Kidman’s portrayal of Alice is complex and layered, as she struggles with her own desires and the constraints of her marriage.
She manages to convey a sense of vulnerability and longing, while also displaying strength and determination.
One of the most memorable scenes in the film features Kidman and Cruise in a heated argument, where Alice confronts her husband about his controlling and possessive behavior.
Kidman’s performance in this scene is raw and powerful, showcasing the depth of her talent.