"Because we were shooting for so long, I think the duration of [the production] slowly started to seep in", explained the Oscar victor, 50.
"I mean all of them are a labor of love and effort that you put into them", she said.
"I feel like we've already won in a certain way", she told Entertainment Tonight.
But she had plenty of support from her Urban, who Kidman has praised for helping her through the many intense physical transformations she has experienced within the past year and a half.
Kidman plays Celeste Wright, a woman in a violently toxic and abusive relationship, on "Big Little Lies". "I've been working a long time now", Nicole expressed at the event (via ET). Really damaged and really upset and physically and emotionally drained and in pain.
One scene in episode 7 particularly stood out for Kidman: "I remember lying on the floor in the bathroom ... and I just wouldn't get up in between takes", she recalled to W magazine.
Whatever was going on that allowed Kidman to play the role of Celeste like she did clearly worked. "Watching Laura and Reese and Shai and Zoë, all of them do their thing and being privy to that, I just ..." "We all knew it was special when we were doing it, but for it to be embraced in this way is also spectacular". The show has since gone on to receive numerous pending Emmy nominations - including Outstanding Limited Series - though the latest word has the powers that be at HBO intent on keeping the ball rolling.
Kidman said the entire cast and crew couldn't be more excited, sharing, "We're just reveling in [the fact that] that everyone got nominated".
"For the whole production to have been embraced and the performers, it's very unusual and we're really in a very special place with this", she added. She revealed, "Well, Nicole and I are also producing Liane Moriarty's next book, 'Truly, Madly Guilty, ' and I think we're gonna turn that into a miniseries". "I love that they care so much".