Washington, Oct 25 (ANI): Nicole Kidman has said that the unrelenting shoot of the Stanley Kubrick movie 'Eyes Wide Shut' did not lead to the collapse of her 10-year-marriage to Tom Cruise.
Instead, the 45-year-old actress said that she relished the work of the legendary director, who died in March 1999 before the film opened.
The film was a deeply creepy, intense thriller about the sexual exploits of a fraught married couple that took the star couple two years to film.
"My approach to the two-year shoot was actually very Zen. Tom and I thought, 'We're so lucky, we've gotten to spend two years with the master'," Us magazine as writing in an essay for the Hollywood Reporter.
"People thought that making the film was the beginning of the end of my marriage-but I don't really think it was.
"Tom and I were close then, and it was very much the three of us," she wrote.
The actress was well aware that Kubrick was playing up the famous couple's real-life relationship for the kinky flick.
"Onscreen, the husband and wife are at odds, and Stanley wanted to use our marriage as a supposed reality. That was Stanley: He used the movie as provocation, pretending it was our sex life," she said.
"Which we weren't oblivious to, but obviously it wasn't us. We both decided to dedicate ourselves to a great filmmaker and artist," she added. (ANI)