Nicole Kidman Poses for Sultry ‘Interview’ Shoot

Nicole Kidman looks dazzling for Interview magazine’s October issue.

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In a sexy black and white photo shoot by Fabien Baron, Nicole wears a variety of sheer outfits as she escapes the city heat with a fan and a cigarette.

Inside the pages of the publication, the 48-year-old actress is interviewed by Award-winning director Lee Daniels, who worked alongside Kidman in their 2012 film, The Paperboy.

Kidman talked about her latest experience returning to the stage for Photograph 51:

“In the theater, which I’m doing now, when you walk into the rehearsal room on the first day, you’ve got to do it. I think that’s probably my main thing: just do the work. I’m not a big fan of sitting around, saying what I’m going to do. And we’ve all got brilliant ways of ducking and weaving so that we don’t have to do it. But my thing is to just get it on its feet and do it. Whether it’s a scene or just getting a character moving around. You’re going to fall flat on your face, just get back up again. By keeping it that simple, it allows me to play, because I do see it as playtime. I mean, we’re all lucky. We get paid to do it, but ultimately we’re the kids in school that never had to grow up, pretending we’re different people, and then convincing ourselves.”

Some people say to be an actor, you have to be a good liar, but Nicole sees it another way. “I was with another actress the other day, and she said, ‘Oh, I’m not a good actress, because I’m not a good liar,’ And I was like, ‘Golly, to me it’s the opposite.’ You have to be so good at what you do that you believe it—so there’s no lie involved.”

The actress also opened up about how, when she was a kid, her love of acting made her the odd one out in the family.

“Before I got a job, I would catch the bus and go to a theater on a Saturday morning and do classes instead of going to the beach or playing. It was completely self-motivated. My father was a biochemist and my mom was a nurse educator, and they were like, ‘Who is this black sheep of the family?’ At that age, I was seeking it out. And I was looking for kindred spirits.”

Daniels then compared Kidman to powerful leading ladies like Taraji P. Henson and Halle Berry.  “I call you guys unicorns, because you’re beautiful to look at, but if you detect bullshit, you’ll nip me, you’ll nip anybody who’s coming at you with bullshit. You don’t play around. You take this craft very seriously. It’s what separates you, what separates an actor from an artist,” he said. “I really want to be a unicorn,” Kidman responded.

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