Popular TV show Big Little Lies managed to bring into discussion issues related to domestic violence even before the already famous #MeToo movement came into being. Now, Nicole Kidman opened up about it and explained why she believes that the show is still extremely relevant today.
It has been a really long road before reaching this new era of Time’s Up!
Before that, HBO’s miniseries brought into the spotlight many discussions on social problems such as domestic and sexual abuse.
Nicole Kidman’s character Celeste was one of the many women suffering at the hands of her own husband.
During an interview, Kidman addressed the impact Celeste and the series had on society and the change it sparked: ‘Obviously, playing Celeste was a particular look at abuse and domestic abuse. There has been a huge unraveling this year. We are in a position now to elicit change. We can do it all together. I think it is so important right now that we are all together, and that we are helping each other, and that we can make change happen, make this place safer for all of us, actually, and redefine how we look at the use of power, and what abuse is.’
As fans may already know, throughout the series, Kidman’s character always tries to hide the abuse and even downplays its ramification in front of her friends and therapist.
It brought a lot of awareness to the issue, and many women were able to relate but were also encouraged to stick together and fight for a positive change for future generations.
‘We could not believe the way in which people connected to Big Little Lies, but especially to the storyline of Celeste and the abuse. Being involved in helping to change things so that this generation, next generation, will not be dealing with things that have been happening like this,’ the actress added.