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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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!!

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