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 Nicole Kidman.
"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 Skarsgard.
"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 explained.
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.