“I think he was shocked,” she told ET’s Lauren Zima in a sit-down interview on Sunday. “Audiences as well, which is fantastic. I mean, obviously, that’s something that we were hoping we would create, a different person, and that’s what I’m always looking to do, is to become a different person.”
In the film, the 51-year-old actress plays Erin Bell an L.A. cop who’s very appearance is worn and unhealthy. Bell is hunting down members of a violent gang whom she tangled with years prior, with tragic results. Kidman has been universally lauded for her bold, immersive performance.
She previously spoke with ET in December about her elaborate look in this project, which included a makeup test at her home, which she says was an unnerving experience.
During the chat on Sunday, she and director Karyn Kusama discussed how they unwound after filming wrapped, which included long baths and a vacation. That’s when Kidman discussed the benefits of being married to someone who understands her commitment to her craft.
“I think I’m just very lucky to have a husband that just gets it,” she said. “He’s a musician. He’s very, very artistic. He understands what it is being married to an actor. We’ve been married now for 12 years, so we’ve been through a lot together.”