Keith Urban on difficulty watching Nicole in Big Little Lies

Keith Urban admits 'it was very heavy' watching wife Nicole Kidman's domestic violence scenes on Big Little Lies - and says he had to remind himself she was 'just acting'

By Kristy Johnson For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 14:48 BST, 20 September 2020 | Updated: 14:54 BST, 20 September 2020

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Nicole Kidman's character, Celeste Wright, was trapped in an abusive relationship in HBO drama series Big Little Lies.

And on Sunday's episode of Australian 60 Minutes, country music star Keith Urban admitted it was 'very heavy' to watch his wife portray domestic violence scenes.

The 52-year-old said he had to remind himself that she was 'just acting'. 

'I had to remind myself she's just acting': Keith Urban, 52, admitted on Sunday's episode of Australian 60 Minutes (pictured), that 'it was very heavy' to watch wife Nicole Kidman's domestic violence scenes on HBO drama series Big Little Lies

'I had to remind myself she's just acting': Keith Urban, 52, admitted on Sunday's episode of Australian 60 Minutes (pictured), that 'it was very heavy' to watch wife Nicole Kidman's domestic violence scenes on HBO drama series Big Little Lies 

When asked how he felt watching Nicole, 53, in confronting domestic violence scenes, Keith replied: 'It's hard to tell your soul that she's an actor and she's acting.

'My soul is just alerted to this fear. [I have to tell myself] "It's okay, mate, It's okay. She's just acting. Just calm down, she's just acting",' he continued.

'It was very heavy to watch, because she's so bloody good [at acting].'   

Season one and two of Big Little Lies explored the complex and disturbing marriage between Celeste and Perry Wright, played by Alexander Skarsgård. 

Fear kicked in: When asked how he felt watching Nicole, 53, in confronting domestic violence scenes (pictured with Alexander Skarsgård), Keith replied: 'It's hard to tell your soul that she's an actor and she's acting'

Fear kicked in: When asked how he felt watching Nicole, 53, in confronting domestic violence scenes (pictured with Alexander Skarsgård),

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