Celebrated Hollywood actor of Swedish origin Alexander Skarsgard
states that it is very tough for him to shoot domestic violence
scenes, particularly with actress Nicole Kidman due to her subtle,
warm and generous nature.
The 40-year-old Swedish actor, who portrays the role of a
violent husband on screen in Big Little Lies, says he has to work
really hard to get the domestic violence scene filmed with actress
"It was important every day after shooting a scene like that to
check in with each other and make sure that we would reconnect and
talk about how we felt about it and what we went through." Said
"We both knew that jumping in your car and going home after a
scene like that is very tough, you need to share that connection
with the person you just went through that with. I had the best
partner in the world with Nicole in doing that." He added.
"She's not only an extraordinary actress but such a warm and
generous person. That made it be even more difficult," Skarsgard
Skarsgard also stated that although domestic violence on TV
could actually make for uncomfortable viewing, it is, however,
necessary to be shown.
"It's obviously a huge problem in our society. It's stigmatised.
Wives are protective of their husbands and in certain cases, they
blame themselves and say, 'It takes two to tango. I'm partly
responsible for this'." Alexander Skarsgard stated further.