The actress was not allowed to attend group grief counseling sessions because of strict rules protecting parents.
Nicole Kidman wanted to attend group grief counseling sessions to prepare for her role in harrowing new movie "Rabbit Hole" - but she was banned from taking part because of strict rules protecting parents. The actress plays a woman who has lost a child in the heartbreaking new film, starring opposite Aaron Eckhart as her onscreen partner.
"The Dark Knight" actor recently revealed he attended a counseling session to help him understand his role as a mourning father, and Kidman admits she wanted to take part in a similar scheme. But actress found she wasn't welcomed into the group therapy.
She tells Watoday.com.au, "I read stuff (to prepare). I tried to go to a grief group but I was told 'No, you're not allowed. You can only step into these rooms if you lost a child.' I totally get it, yet for whatever reason, that rawness was available to me. Maybe it was from giving birth (to daughter Sunday Rose) 11 months prior."