Nicole Kidman reveals she was ‘having a breakdown’ when she pulled out of hit movie

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Nicole Kidman has admitted that she had a “breakdown” while filming The Last Man in 2002. Panic roomwith Jodie Foster taking her place.

“There’s this misconception that female actresses somehow clash or don’t like each other or whatever,” said Foster, 61, The Hollywood Reporter during a panel discussion with Kidman, Naomi Watts, Brie Larson, Jennifer Aniston, Anna Sawai and Sofía Vergara. “As Nicole, I took over a movie that you had to leave.”

Kidman replied: “Yes! And thank you. I was really sick. I thought, ‘I’m having a breakdown.’ And Jodie took over, thank God.”

The 2002 thriller follows Foster and a young Kristen Stewart, who plays her daughter, as they hide from break-ins in the panic room of their New York apartment.

The Australian actress had begun filming the movie but dropped out after suffering a serious knee injury while filming the 2001 movie. red mill Musical.

She did not elaborate. Hollywood Reporter In an interview, she spoke about the reason why she felt like she was having a “breakdown.” This happened around the same time that her marriage to her first husband, Tom Cruise, ended after 11 years in 2001. Today, she is married to Australian singer Keith Urban.

Earlier this year, she spoke about how the divorce had affected her, even as her career reached new heights.

“I was struggling with things in my personal life, but my professional life was going so well,” said 56-year-old Dave Karger for his book 50 Oscar nights, which came out in January. “That’s what happens, right?”

Kidman explained that she was unable to enjoy her 2003 Oscar win because The hours.

“So I literally went in [to the Vanity Fair party afterwards]carried it around with me, completely overwhelmed, emotional, shaking, and I didn’t enjoy it,” Kidman recalled. “I almost apologized, which is so stupid. I wish I could have enjoyed it more.”

Kidman and her Australian compatriot Watts also spoke during the discussion about their “40-year” friendship, which the Big little lies The actress noted: “Didn’t start out acting.”

“No, it started downstairs in the pub,” Watts agreed.

Kidman explained how emotionally difficult certain roles can be for her, mentioning that she once threw a rock through a window in her house after a hard day on the set of The Last Man. Big little lies.

“I threw a stone because [the door] was locked and I couldn’t get in,” she explained. “I’ve never done that in my life. I [had a lot] dammed up. I broke the whole thing. It cost a fortune.

“And often it’s six months of 12- or 14-hour days, and there’s really no time to say, ‘I have to take care of myself.'”

She said she also had to take on a lighter role after taking on the grief-filled series Foreigners.

“After ForeignI made a comedy because I was going crazy with my own psychology. I thought: “This is unhealthy,” she said The Hollywood Reporter“And I think we need to talk about that as actors – protecting the body so that you can live as long as you are on this earth. Because that is very hard on the psyche.”

This story originally appeared on Fox News and was reproduced with permission

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