Nicole Kidman admits she had to be 'coaxed' into sex scenes with Tom Cruise for Kubrick film Eyes Wide Shut

Sexual thriller: Nicole Kidman has opened up about her 1999 film with then-husband Tom Cruise, saying director Stanley Kubrick tried to base the movie on their real-life marriage Nicole Kidman has opened up about her role in Stanley Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut, in which she starred with her then-husband Tom Cruise. In an article for The Hollywood Reporter, Kidman says she had to be 'coaxed' into doing the kinky sex scenes with Cruise. Nicole - now a mother of two with husband Keith Urban - says she struggled with some of the sexual aspects of the movie - and revealed some of the more extreme footage was left on the cutting room floor.
The couple at the premiere of the film in July 1999, four months after Kubrick's death She described how Kubrick had to 'coax' her 'into some of the sexuality in the film in the beginning, but says she never felt it was 'exploitive or unintelligent'. Kidman wrote: 'He [Kubrick] was very different with women than he was with men. He has daughters, so he was very paternal with me.' Kidman explained how the director tried to base the sexual thriller about a troubled married couple on her real-life relationship with Cruise. She concedes he effectively failed in getting them to do so - saying while they realised that was his intention, the characters they played were 'not really us'.
Moving on: Kidman is now happily married to Keith Urban, seen here earlier this month, Kubrick pictured right Kidman also denied that the 1999 film contributed to the demise of her marriage to Cruise. The couple divorced just two years after the movie was released. She writes: '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, and it was very much the three of us.' Explaining how Kubrick tried to base the characters, Alice and Bill Harford, on her marriage to Cruise, she explained: 'Onscreen, the husband and wife are at odds, and Stanley wanted to use our marriage as a supposed reality. source: dailymail
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