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Keith Urban Helped Nicole Kidman Through Tough Role

Charles Eshelman, FilmMagic

Keith Urban has to share wife Nicole Kidman with the world during the making and release of her movies, including the latest, ‘Rabbit Hole,’ but he doesn’t mind. In fact, these days he has to encourage his talented wife to continue sharing her gifts with the world, according to Nicole, who admits she’s perfectly content to stay home with Keith and their daughter Sunday.

“I’m in a place where I just don’t want to take on too much,” Nicole tells the Associated Press. “It’s not about, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve got to get all these things for myself,’ because I love being at home. But my husband and my mother will say, ‘You shouldn’t just abandon your talent. You should still get out there and do some things every now and then, because you’ll appreciate that over the next few decades.’ And I suppose they’re right, because part of me could easily just keep nesting and staying at home.”

In ‘Rabbit Hole,’ Nicole portrays a woman who is deep in grief over a lost child. As a mom of three herself, Nicole explains that the role took quite an emotional toll. “We had to talk it through. Keith was incredibly supportive through the whole thing,” Nicole tells USA Today. “I had a lot of really bad dreams, which I know means my subconscious has been affected deeply. Keith would hold me. I’d wake up and be crying, and that happened a lot. But there’s people going through this, and I was trying to be truthful and real.”

Nicole says her time in the ‘Hole’ definitely made her appreciate her marriage and family even more. “It took me so long to get pregnant and have a baby, so I have enormous gratitude,” she says. “I have two grown children with that enormous gratitude that they are healthy and sane and together, and are great, great people. So my sense of knowing what I have … I’m not one of those people that needs to be reminded of what I have, but I weep when I hear the stories that people tell me of what they’re going through. So my heart is open to that because of this film, because I’ve put my toe in the water, in a way.”

‘Rabbit Hole’ is in theaters now. Click here for local listings.

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