THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: NICOLE’s SEX WITH TOM
NICOLE KIDMAN dishes about doing the nasty with then-hubby TOM CRUISE for cinema maestro STANLEY KUBRICK.
You would think it would be easier to film sex scenes with your husband than a relative stranger, but not Nicole Kidman!
In a tell-all confessional Nic penned for The Hollywood Reporter, the tawny thesp shared intimate new details about working with legendary director Stanley Kubrick and her ex on the controversial film.
“People thought that making the film was the beginning of the end of my marriage - but I don't really think it was,” Nic explained about the tortuous two-year production.
“Tom and I were close then, and it was very much the three of us.”
“On screen, the husband and wife are at odds, and Stanley wanted to use our marriage as a supposed reality. That was Stanley: He used the movie as provocation, pretending it was our sex life.
Which we weren't oblivious to, but obviously it wasn't us. We both decided to dedicate ourselves to a great filmmaker and artist.”
Kidman, who confesses she wasn’t completely comfortable with intense sex scenes with Cruise, has Kubrick to thank for making her feel at ease.
“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.
“He has daughters, so he was very paternal with me.”