Nicole Kidman recently revealed that her latest movie Destroyer ended up impacting her marriage to beloved husband Keith Urban. Now the 51-year-old actress has revealed a terrifying experience on set.
Speaking at a BAFTA event, Nicole described how she had to “hit the floor” after an active shooter opened fire while she was on-set for the film in Los Angeles.
“We didn’t have much money, we’re out on location and we were in South Central LA at one point shooting [the film] and they were like, ‘Get inside there’s a shooter, a live shooter’.”
She continued: “I’m like, ‘What?’ I’ve got the [prop] gun and I’m out on the street and they dragged me in, and I hit the floor because there was a shooter and helicopters.”
Nicole plays a police detective, Erin Bell, who is reconnecting with people from a past undercover assignment while battling a dark mindset.
Last week, she admitted she struggled to leave the character behind when she returned home after filming – making Keith concerned. During an episode of The Graham Norton Show, the Oscar-winner admitted that the role took a hard toll on herself and her family.
“It’s really a tough, gritty film, which is something I’d never done and I am always looking for new territory to explore,” she told the show’s host.
“My husband was like, ‘When is this going to end?’ As an actor, you take on things and some you can shed and walk away from and others you can’t,” she explained.
“The character had to seep out of my pores and I didn’t know how to perform that, so I just had to live it. I was a bit of a nightmare!”
Nicole and Keith, who tied the knot in 2006, have two daughters together, 10-year-old Sunday Rose and seven-year-old Faith Margaret. They regularly speak openly about their love for one another and Nicole previously revealed she always tries to ensure she leaves her work at work.
Speaking to Harpers Bazaar magazine, Nicole described her marriage to the country music star as “really good”, revealing they both usually make sure to switch off from the stresses of work when they’re at home in Nashville, USA, together.
“Obviously I work hard, but when I’m off, I’m off,” the Australia actress said. “Keith and I are very good at immediately clicking off because we have a really good life in Nashville that’s very simple, quiet and nourishing because we’ve made it like that.
“We’re pretty strict with the boundaries on what we allow in terms of work into our home. I used to have an office in my house and I just got rid of it – it’s the best thing I’ve ever done. I finally went, ‘This is not a good thing’.
“We don’t have a TV in our bedroom, we’re that couple. I highly recommend that. And no computers in bed.”