Nicole Kidman Reveals Her Red Carpet Weakness

10/08/2012 at 09:00 AM ET

Nicole Kidman Harper's Bazaar Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

Nicole Kidman is tall, slender and gorgeous, but even she has insecurities.

“I find standing and posing for photos very awkward,” the actress says in the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar. “Red-carpet truths!”

Posing (not at all awkwardly) for a cover and spread in the magazine’s “Daring Issue,” Kidman wears looks by designers like Emilio Pucci, Missoni, Oscar de la Renta and Versace.

However, it’s that Dior dress, the one that Kidman wore to the 1997 Oscars, that comes up in conversation.

“It’s packed in a box with tissue paper, and it will be donated to a museum,” she shares. As for her other couture pieces, “whichever daughter loves clothes more will get dibs on those.”

So far, it seems older daughter Sunday is winning that contest; Kidman reveals that she tries on dresses while her 4-year-old sits on the floor. And having such down-to-earth moments with her family seemingly helps the star brush off the endless cycle of gossip that comes with fame.

“As you get older … all of that other stuff becomes less important,” she says. “Like, I’ve always had a little belly. I mean, now that I’m 45, they don’t say, ‘Oh, she’s pregnant!’ as much. But I’ve got skinny arms and legs, and then I’ve got a little belly.” Uh, Nicole, trust us: You look pretty damn good.

For more with Kidman, pick up the November issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on newsstands Oct. 23, and visit for the full interview and even more stylish photos.

Nicole Kidman Harper's Bazaar Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar

–Kate Hogan


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murray on

what makes Nicole Kidman feel awkward? How about her frozen face for starters

Shea on

Love how she’s moved away from that pulled back frozen look; she’s starting to look softer even in person. Maybe letting the treatments wear off!

Tigs on

She might have a litle belly but she sure has a HOT HUSBAND.

Cakinator on

Ummmm, what about her oldest daughter with Tom Cruise? Bella is it? Why does everyone (including Tom & Nicole it seems) forget that they have two other children?

Mandy on

I can imagine that everyone that makes derogatory comments are perfect :)…The subject is tired…and old…Nicole’s face is far from frozen…get over it already.

Deana on

She doesnt talk about Isabella much her oldest (adopted)daughter because it is a painful, sensitive subject.Isabella treats her poorly and has for years. She has two biological daughters that she adores. She can gush about them all she wants..they are really hers and clearly a joy in her life. Blood is thicker than water. Anyone who says different is kidding themselves.

LA on

Nicole, you are gorgeous!

Guest on

“Kidman reveals that she tries on dresses while her 4-year-old sits on the floor”

How does this reveal anything or indicate Sunday loves fashion more than her younger or older sister?

The Devil's Left Hand on

I stopped reading at “Nicole Kidman Reveals Her Red Carpet “

seatown on

I think Nicole has handled her life and family with so much grace. I can’t imagine how painful it would be to have your ex turn your oldest kids against you. So happy she gets a new life with Keith and their girls.

danielle on

@ Deana on October 8th, 2012
I have an adopted daughter and believe me there is absolutely no difference between what I feel for her and my “biological” children. I would willingly go thru fire, risk death (etc) to save her just like I would the others. Only those that lack the capacity to truly love would favor a bio child over the adopted child of their heart. And Nicole loves Bella — you can tell by the pictures of them together. The cult and Tom taught the kids that she was a suppressive. Read the VF article or others where top ex-cult members have unequivocally stated that Nicole was declared a suppressive.
And aside from that, Bella doesn’t exactly show a lot of interest in couture does she?

jill on

she’s so beautiful… please stop photoshopping her. geez!!

Lia on

How soon they forget…. Isabella is her eldest daughter.

Tee on

I’d like to see what she looks like without all the Photoshop. God forbid she is celebrated for the being the beautiful woman that she is without photo touch ups to make her something she is not. What is so wrong with looking like a healthy, well taken care of woman of 45? With her little pouch and all………where ever that is

gbsmith on

I just in the last week saw Nicole in a live interview and I can tell you watching her, her face is far from frozen. She has wrinkles in her forehead and in her face as well. You people that have to have something to criticize her for should get over it. Nicole takes care of herself she says for her younger children. She has a lot of grace. A lot better than some of these so called Hollywood starlets! She is gorgeous and I’m so happy for her and Keith and their children. Her older children are the ones missing out. Not trying to have all the love and attention they could really get from Nicole if they didn’t crave all the money and cult leadership they get from their so called Dad.

kells on

No where does it say “oldest” daughter (implying that she forgot about Isabella)…it says OLDER daughter (Sunday).

To all of those looking for a reason to bash her, you’ll read into anything to find “proof.”

No where does it suggest that she’s forgotten anyone…and she even implies that Isabella COULD get the couture pieces (“whichever daughter is most interested…”)

Lucymay on

She said “whichever daughter.” She didn’t exclude Bella.

akri on

didn’t like her for years..then after she split with cruise..ive liked her..she seems down to earth and good actress too..glad she went back to her natural red hair..the blond thing aged her more.

Christina on

First off she far from being frozen. She very pretty and classy. Second in another interview she said that Conner and Bella don’t call her mom. That she never see them.

Guest on

She’s beautiful. All the negative people out there you all are just jealous!!

Wendie on

Deana, you obviously have never adopted a child, because your comment that blood is thicker than water is so incredibly naive and ridiculous. I have am adopted daughter, and I don’t love her less than my soon that actually gee within me. There is nothing I would not do for her. She may not have grown in me, but she grew in my heart, and that is the best place to grow. I forget that she is actually adopted, because in my heart and soul. She is 100% my daughter. I feel sorry for you that you are so narrow minded. You are really missing out on a lot of love in your life. Who said Nicole didn’t offer her dresses to her oldest daughter? Her oldest daughter does not share Nicole’s body type. She is shorter and not a lean. Maybe she turned down having a dress that she can’t wear.

Kris on

Surprised her weakness isn’t from being surprised she’s not beautiful or talented. Can’t stand her eyebrows. And can count on 1 hand how many movies I liked of hers.

KF on

She’s tall and slender, but gorgeous? Eh. And she wears unflattering clothes most of the time.

Tres on

Nichole is a outstanding actress and she has always been one of my favorites. She seems equally as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. I am so happy for her & her lovely family.

Jackie on

I think she looks so much better now that she is back to her natural red hair and not that blonde that washed her out.

Catlin on

She is probably the most beautiful female actress in Hollywood, not just outward beauty but inward. I am so happy she found true happiness with her babies and her hubby! Just love her, would love to have her for a friend!

Betty on

I think she is beautiful, and a really nice looking family, Really glad she has her daughters and a good life.

E x on

she’s perfect in every way! She doesn’t even have a wee belly, she’s got a lovely figure and she is the most beautiful person ever, even her personality is perfect! She’s an amazing role model, love her so much! Would do anything to meet her xo

noydb on

She is very beautiful.

Denise Smith on

I think she looked her best in the movie “Dead Calm”. It might have been one of her first movies. Her hair was red and curly, her teeth were slightly imperfect and she looked beautiful.

Stylista on

she looks phenominal – so happy and so beautiful. It’s like year after year she gets better and better.

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