One of the most talked about moments from the 2017 Emmys was Nicole Kidman’s intense-looking kiss with Big Little Lies co-star Alexander Skasgard after he won the Emmy for supporting actor in a limited series.
It was hard not to laugh at the image of Kidman locking lips with her on-screen husband while her real life husband, Keith Urban, looked on and clapped.
After the moment was heavily meme-ed and giph-ed, Kidman finally discussed it when she appeared on The Graham Norton Show this week.
“Oh gosh. You are so provocative Graham. Why are you showing that?” she said when the host called a photo of the moment up on screen.
“I kissed my husband too!” she yelled.
“I did kiss [Keith],” she continued. “But you’ve got to understand I did everything with Alex [Skarsgard]!” referring to their powerful scenes on Big Little Lies.
“We saw it!” Norton responded with sexual innuendo.
“I’ve got an amazing, supportive, gorgeous husband who I love more than anything in the world and I gave Alex a congratulatory kiss and he’s like a mannequin,” Nicole said, leading to more laughter from the host, guests and audience.
“I mean not a mannequin! I’m done,” she laughed, apparently having said all she’s going to say about the moment.
Nicole and Alexander both won Emmys for their performances in Big Little Lies. The HBO show, based on the novel by Australian author Liane Moriarty, won eight in total.
Accepting the award for Outstanding Limited Series with the show’s cast and crew standing behind them, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman were sure to make the moment as a triumph for women everywhere.
“It has been an incredible year for women,” Reese said.
“Can I just say bring women to the front of their own stories, and make them the hero of their own stories.”
Nicole added “This is a friendship that then created opportunities. It created opportunities out of a frustration, because we weren’t getting offered great roles.
“So now, more great roles for women, please.”
There’s been talk of Big Little Lies season 2, but it’s yet to be confirmed.