In a new interview with The New York Times, Nicole was asked about filming Stanley Kubrick’s 1999 drama Eyes Wide Shut, where she and Tom Cruise played a couple while being married in reality. In the movie, their heroes are looking for adventures on the side, are faced with infidelity and jealousy. It seemed to many viewers that Nicole and Tom played their relationship, moreover, a couple of years after the release of the film, they divorced. And according to rumors, the crisis in their relationship began on the set of the drama.
A journalist asked:
When you play scenes like this with the person you are actually married to, is it possible that you open up negative feelings in yourself that you will later regret?
It fits with what people think about our story, but I perceived everything differently. We were happily married at that moment. After filming the sex scenes, we could go go-karting at three in the morning. I don’t know what else to say. Maybe I can no longer look back and analyze everything that happened. Or maybe I don’t want to do this.
Tom and Nicole have been married for almost 11 years. Five years ago, in an interview with the Evening Standard, Kidman said she had no regrets about her marriage to Cruz:
I was a child when I married Tom, but I have no regrets. But out of respect for Keith [Urban, Nicole’s current husband], I prefer not to discuss it.