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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 harpersbazaar.com/nicolekidman 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.

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