Nicole Kidman’s role as Celeste in Big Little Lies has added to the conversation on abuse – and now she’s doing the same thing with her Golden Globes acceptance speech.
Nicole Kidman has used her Golden Globes acceptance speech to highlight domestic abuse.
Winning Best Actress in a Limited Series for her role in Big Little Lies, Kidman praised “the power of women”, as well as discussing the abuse of her character, Celeste.
“This character that I played represents something that is the center of our conversation right now: abuse. I do believe and I hope that we can elicit change through the stories we tell and the way we tell them,” she said.
And speaking on the red carpet before her win, Kidman described the “huge unravelling” that has happened this year. “We’re in a position now to elicit change,” she said. “We can all do it together.”
“I think it’s so important right now that we’re all together, and that we’re helping each other, and that we can really make change happen, make this place a safer world for all of us, actually, and redefine how we look at the use of power, and what abuse is.”
I appreciate Nicole Kidman winning for a role that's all about the fact that when women are abused, their choices are complicated and tremendously difficult and impossible to judge from the outside.— Alyssa Rosenberg (@AlyssaRosenberg) January 8, 2018
I also appreciate Nicole Kidman reminding the audience that these are multi-generational struggles, and that her mother's feminist work, while not complete, helped get her to this moment.— Alyssa Rosenberg (@AlyssaRosenberg) January 8, 2018
She also pledged the award to Little Big Lies co-stars Reese Witherspoon, Zoe Kravitz, Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley, saying “we pledged allegiance to each other, and this is ours to share.”
Kidman has been a vocal part of the Time’s Up movement, speaking about it with co-stars Eva Longoria and Reese Witherspoon at the awards.
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