Nicole Kidman is recalling the personal turmoil she underwent following her split from first husband Tom Cruise and how she felt the "loneliest" she had ever felt after winning an Oscar.
At the Women In the World Summit in London on Thursday, the 48-year-old actress talked about her life after the end of her first marriage, her husband Keith Urban and being a mother of four children, two with Cruise and two with Urban.
Kidman was asked if she thinks the "difficult time" in the years following her split from Cruise unleashed a lot of creativity within her, given that Moulin Rouge! and The Hours, which earned the actress her first and only Oscar, were released following the split. She and the now 53-year-old actor divorced in 2001 after more than 10 years of marriage.
"I was running from my life at that time," Kidman said. "I wasn't able to handle the reality of my life and as an actor, you have this wonderful thing where you can go and get lost in somebody else's life and become somebody else for a period of time. And when I look back on it, I really see that. Out of that came work that sort of was applauded and so that was an interesting thing for me.