Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise’s 11-year marriage was a media frenzy at the time, and when the news broke that the pair were getting a divorce, there was plenty of speculation as to why. Rumors swirled that it was because the “Stepford Wives” actor left the Church of Scientology. Kidman has rarely spoken about the split — until now. In an interview with “This Cultural Life” on BBC Radio 4, she talked about her depression while playing author Virginia Woolf in “The Hours,” which she was filming during and after her very public divorce.
“I think I was in a place myself at that time that was removed, depressed, not in my own body,” Kidman revealed. “So the idea of Virginia coming through me, I was pretty much an open vessel for it to happen. And I think Stephen [Daldry, the film’s director] was very delicate with me because he knew that,” she said, via Daily Mail. “I was open to understand it, which I think is probably the beauty of life as an actor.”
The “Nine Perfect Strangers” actor also discussed how her mental health journey has changed since that time. “‘There’s a point where you’re like, oh, I have so many experiences now. I’ve delved and traversed many different landscapes of mental health and loss and ideas and joy and raised birth and you know, life is what it is.”