After her divorce from Tom Cruise, Australian actress Nicole Kidman opened up about her battle with depression while portraying Virginia Woolf.
“I was in a place myself at that time that was removed, depressed, not in my own body,” the Oscar winner admitted.
I don’t know if I ever thought of the danger, I think I was so in her, Kidman remarked on BBC Radio 4’s This Cultural Life on New Year’s Day. Kidman earned an Oscar for her depiction of the author in the 2002 film The Hours.
One year after Kidman announced her divorce from Cruise, whom she had met in 1989, The Hours was filmed.
Nicole Kidman claims that in Hollywood, women in their 40s are viewed as “done.” According to Kidman, “I think I was in a place at that time that was removed, depressed, and not in my own body.”
In a different recent interview, Kidman, who is currently portraying Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos, also talked about her mental health, claiming that she experiences “melancholy” frequently.
When asked what caused her to cry most recently, Kidman said, “That’s too personal. But I do cry. I make an effort to control that, but everything is very depressing.
Tom Cruise, Kidman’s ex-husband, is one of Hollywood’s sexiest leading men and has been involved in a number of high-profile affairs off-screen.