Nicole Kidman won Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards last night for her role in HBO’s “Big Little Lies,” which raised eyebrows because of her nude scenes. She said she’s “desperate” to continue the series along with co-star Reese Witherspoon.
Kidman played an abused wife in the series and she praised the show for shining “a light on domestic abuse.”
“It is a complicated, insidious disease. It exists far more than we allow ourselves to know,” she told the audience during her acceptance speech.
“It is filled with shame and secrecy. And by you acknowledging me with this award it shines a light on it even more,” she added.
It was a big night for the show. In addition to Kidman’s win, the show, itself, won Outstanding Limited Series.
Co-stars Alexander Skarsgard, won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series and Laura Dern won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series.
The show also co-stars Shailene Woodley.
The show wasn’t expected to have a second season, but Nicole said the story, based on a book by the same name by Liane Moriarty, is too powerful to let slide.
“I mean, we want to do it,” she told E! News. “We love these women. And it’s just trying to move pieces and it’s complicated.”
“We want to do it and we love that people want us to do it,” she added.
Director Jean-Marc Vallée, who previously was against making a second series, said last night in a change of heart that he was now open to the idea.
The 50-year-old actress played domestic violence victim Celeste Wright.
“I felt very exposed and vulnerable and deeply humiliated at times,” she said in a W magazine interview.
“I was just lying there, basically naked in half-torn underwear, and Jean-Marc Vallée [the Director] would come over and place a towel over me. At times it felt dangerous and really upsetting.”
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