Nicole Kidman had to be coaxed into sex with Tom Cruise in Eyes Wide Shut
Nicole Kidman has opened up about her role in Stanley Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut, in which she starred opposite 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.hollywood Updated: Oct 28, 2012 17:34 IST
Kidman wrote: “He [Kubrick] was very different with women than he was with men. He has daughters, so he was very paternal with me.”
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.
“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,” she added.