Nicole Kidman is no longer a sample size, and that’s okay

48086, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Thursday December 2 2010. Nicole Kidman seen leaving her apartment in New York City on her way to Good Morning America show. Photograph:

These are new photos of Nicole Kidman in NYC this morning, entering the Good Morning America set (the video of the interview is below). I am seriously not trying to be mean, but Nicole is no longer a sample size, and she should stop trying to harness herself into those size zero or size two clothes. I’m not saying she looks bad – at all. Nicole looks great when she’s got a little meat on her bones, and who doesn’t gain a little weight in their stomach, right? I’m just saying, this dress is wrong, and she should have either gone one or two sizes up, or just gone for a different look.

Anyway, Nic was on GMA to promote her leading role in Rabbit Hole, the film that is getting some critical buzz. Notably, EW’s critic said that it was one of Nicole’s finer performances of the past few years, mainly because her face is now capable of some movement. To me, the film looks like the kind of weepy grief porn that is made just to be some kind of Oscar-bait, but whatever. I’m happy for Nicole, and I’m happy that she’s returning as a somewhat interesting actress. I winced several times during the interview though – even though we’re hearing about “The Return of Nicole Kidman’s Face”, she is still tweaking that sh-t. And as Lainey says, the third lip is still there. Plus: she looks strangely overly-rouged.

48086, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Thursday December 2 2010. Nicole Kidman seen leaving her apartment in New York City on her way to Good Morning America show. Photograph:

48086, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Thursday December 2 2010. Nicole Kidman seen leaving her apartment in New York City on her way to Good Morning America show. Photograph:

48086, NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Thursday December 2 2010. Nicole Kidman seen leaving her apartment in New York City on her way to Good Morning America show. Photograph:

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  1. Vi says:

    She definitely looks 100 times better with a bit of weight on, though she’s still tiny that dress is too tight, how on earth did she sit down in it.

  2. K-MAC says:

    I cannot stop laughing (not meanly, swear) because the last photo reminds me of me when I tried to wear something similar after I had gained some weight….she is gorgeous….just wear something else.

  3. Henriette says:

    She looks GORGEOUS with the extra weight – I feel weird even writing “extra weight” bc she’s still extremely slim… “without the extra skinniness?” – but yeah, she needs that same dress one size bigger. C’est tout.

  4. gabs says:

    She does look better than she has in a long time. Rabbit hole will probably be a rental for me. It looks too sad for a movie night out. Im glad shes getting buzz though, Ive always admired her as an actress. She just needs to stop messing with the aging process and let it happen. It reminds me of 30 rock where liz asks jenna if she wants to be a meryl or a madonna.

  5. heb says:

    im surprised people aren’t saying she’s preggers

  6. RobN says:

    A pouchy stomach and Kaiser doesn’t go for the “Is she pregnant” angle? What is the world coming to?

  7. RHONYC says:

    she did get a fuller figure after the birth of lil’ strawberry shortcake…but she looks like she’s on her monthly here. i look the same way now.

    p.s. – shout out the interviewer who said “you’ve got ’3 beautiful children’. i hope the rest of the media follows suit. :-)

  8. sapphire says:

    Far prettier when not skin and bones. I have a feeling she bought the dress months ago (fall collection) and didn’t realize until she put it on. Why doesn’t she stay this way?

  9. sickofit says:

    why the question for the three kids from the interviewer? has anyone seen her with the two adopted kids in the last years?

  10. kelBear says:

    I watched Practical Magic yesterday and I just kept thinking about how pretty she was in that movie.

  11. Leticia says:

    The funny part is that she is still skinny, but because the dress is too tight, it makes her look heavier than she really is.

  12. Lisa Turtle says:

    I think it is pretty awful that in film reviews the critics talk about Nicole’s face and body rather than her acting ability. Granted, she did undergo some procedures that left her somewhat immobilized, but still those procedures were likely done because of pressure within the film industry to stay young and beautiful otherwise you will lose parts and become irrelevant. Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Doesn’t matter what performance you give, if you are a woman, all we’re going to talk about is how fat you look and how frozen your face is.

    My problem with this system is how one-sided it is, not one movie critic will mention how bloated and unattractive Johnny Depp looks in The Tourist (but I wouldn’t be surprised if they comment that Angelina looks too thin!). No critic will publish an article pointing out the obvious fact that in reality a paunchy, frumpy Adam Sandler would never have two beautiful and impossibly fit women like Brooklyn Decker and Jennifer Aniston fighting over him (but they will say that Jennifer looks too old for romantic comedies!).

    What gives?

  13. Vi says:

    @kel bear: i loved her in practical magic too, i love that film.

    as for the “three kids” controversy, i mean come on, she DOES have 3 kids and we can’t possibly know her relationship with them so it’s a bit unfair to say that she doesn’t care about them as the media likes to suggest.

  14. SamiHami says:

    Just because she doesn’t trot them out to the paps every time she sees them doesn’t mean she has no relationship with her two older children. How ridiculous to even think that.

  15. skibunny says:

    Great actress and amazing figure! I love her.

  16. Ruffian9 says:

    She no longer has a real forehead, but that’s another story.

  17. Riley says:

    She looks like a nun who is contemplating leaving the convent.

  18. Mara says:

    I’m almost positive that dress is L’Wren Scott. Those things look too tight on the runway. I’ve never seen any celeb wearing one that didn’t fit just like this. I don’t get it but I think it’s a designer thing rather than Nicole being much bigger.

  19. Toe says:

    That dress looks awesome on her tight like that.

  20. ziggy says:

    lookin good for someone 30+. let’s face it, the majority of american women are overweight- the dress may be a tad tight, but she’s got a pretty good figure.

  21. CandyKay says:

    @Lisa Turtle – I will say it – Johnny Depp looks pale, bloated and generally awful in the early stills from The Tourist.

    No one has aged as poorly than Tom Hanks, however. I recently saw “The Bonfire of the Vanities” from 1989 and was shocked to find him looking pert and cute. He looks like a double-shot of Vince Vaughn these days.

    Vaughn is another member of the men-aging-badly club, and Leo DeCaprio is trying hard to join. I think the club was founded by Robert Redford.

  22. someone says:

    You don’t see Tom with the two older kids very often either..does that mean he has no relationship with them??? I have always loved Nicole, and I think she is a very classy lady!!!

  23. sharylmj says:

    LOVE THIS WOMAN!! she is so sweet and such a lady. I’m glad the interviewer said “3 beautiful children” cuz that’s what she has!! I agree with #15 SamiHami – we have no idea what her relationship is with her children. beautiful inside and out..

  24. serena says:

    Oh god.. how can she ever move in thay tiny dress? Why does she have to feel uncomfortable and even look bad? (we all see your not so flat stomach and curves). Wtf man, breathe.

  25. Riley says:


    I totally feel the same about Tom. He has not aged very well. I’ve always loved him though and will continue to do so…

  26. Novaraen says:

    Her face just really isn’t the same. Never will be, she’s done way too much to it.

  27. InVain says:

    Definitely needed to go up a size or two in that dress, but she does look good other than the ill fit (don’t mean that in a “hip” way). It’s not as if she CAN’T afford to buy new sizes.

  28. Johnny Depp's Girl says:

    Maybe she is pregnant? who knows, she still is cute.

  29. Lisa Turtle says:

    @ CandyKay

    Too bad you aren’t a movie critic publishing those opinions in nationally and internationally circulated newspapers and magazines!

    Our social standards are just so different, we judge women by much harsher standards, have to be a perfect mom who works and keeps herself looking beautiful well into her middle age. A major source of the discrepancy is the way we treat men and women in the public eye.

  30. Camille says:

    That is one way to start a new round of pregnancy rumours. Great PR move there Nic ;) .

    Seriously though, that is a terrible dress.

  31. original kate says:

    didn’t wednesday addams have a dress like this?

  32. Roxanne75 says:

    someone’s jealous cuz she looks great!

  33. Heather says:

    I dunno, the dress is tight, but it looks almost sensual how it shows off her curves.

  34. The_Porscha says:

    She looks like a ginger sausage, but God bless her anyway.

  35. Lulu says:

    The dress is too tight. She’s still very thin. But she looks much better. I like her hair more red than blonde. And it looks like she’s laying off the tox. The more natural she is, the prettier she looks.

  36. Jeri says:

    Glad she’s gone back to red hair.

    Lainey thinks you should kill yourself if you’re over forty and not in perfect shape. She’s as bad as P Hilton on bashing celebs.

  37. Amanda says:

    I just saw her on the View- and she looked really beautiful. This is a good look for her- not too plastic, not too severe (the paaaale hair and paaaaale skin stage). I like!

  38. KsGirl says:

    I’m pretty sure that dress looks how it’s supposed to look – it’s supposed to be fitted like that. I actually think it works on her – only the tall and narrow can get away with something like that, and obviously most of you don’t think she IS getting away with it.

  39. Kiska says:

    She looks great. I much prefer her with meat on her bones.

  40. sasa says:

    The dress is a size too small and her face, albeit less strange then a while ago, is still pretty odd to me.

  41. candy says:

    I’ve been a fan of Nicole’s since Dead Calm. She can do no wrong. Her stylist needs to stop sending her clothes that are too small. Or maybe this ‘too small’ look is current fashion? Love her regardless.

  42. Jackson says:

    I dunno. I saw her on The View earlier today and I thought she looked incredibly tiny, but still good. All of the botox/whatever aside, I think she is a beautiful woman. I hope some time soon she will let nature visit her face a bit.

  43. Shannon says:

    That is simply a horrible dress, I don’t think it would flatter anyone. With that collar I think the best I can come up with is calling it a Puritan throwback.

    Nicole looks better than she has in a long time, and I’m sure it’s because she’s put on a few pounds. Her face looks much less gaunt and ice-queeny.

  44. padiddle says:

    I think it fits her fine. People have stomachs, it’s no big. I agree with whoever said it makes her look sensual. Reminds me of Pulp Fiction and the chick who really wanted a pot belly.

    I wish sometimes that people (myself included) could just stop scrutinizing bodies so much. Maybe we all would be a little more sane.

  45. Jaxx says:

    The weight looks good on her, even her face looks better. So glad she has moved away from the ice princess years and embraced her red hair again.

  46. the other mel says:

    She looks 10 feet tall in that first photo, next to that little man.

  47. HakuraChii says:

    That looks so uncomfortable! I’ve looked like that before… in the dressing room of stores as I try on something that doesn’t fit. If you have to struggle to move and breathe, it’s not the right size xD

    But no, her body looks *great*! She’s just doing it a disservice by trying to fit into something that doesn’t flatter it. She hasn’t looked this healthy in a long time, I’m happy for her =)

  48. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Looks beautiful and honestly I don’t think it’s how tight the dress is on her body it’s just the whole cut … it’s an ugly dress and the whole ensemble is very “amish does modern”. On another note holy how she’s got a nice rack -lol- the dress shows that off nicely with how tight it is …

  49. Crash2GO2 says:

    “I wish sometimes that people (myself included) could just stop scrutinizing bodies so much. Maybe we all would be a little more sane.”


  50. Rosanna says:

    I’m a HUGE fan of Nicole *however* I don’t think she looks great with some belly. I think she looks average.

  51. Kim says:

    Regardless of what size she or the dress is – the dress is to tight BUT she is a stick! Im sure she IS a size 2!

  52. loveyourwork says:

    @Candy Kay – LOLOLOLOL!!!! YES! YES! SOOOOO TRUE!!! hahahahaha founded by Robert Redford. And LEO, jeeeeez I remember when he was hot. Circa 1997. 13 years older and whole lot fatter yet he STILL lands hot pieces like Bar Rafaeli.
    And we’re more concerned about how Nicole may have gained 5 pounds…
    what’s the bigger question here…

  53. Marjalane says:

    Ha! “Ginger sausage”. I hate her. Always have. Always will.

  54. Dannnii says:

    The dress fits lovely on her. Her style is still fabulous!..and there is no way she is larger than a 2/3.

  55. jc126 says:

    A belly doesn’t look good on anyone, unless you’re pregnant and it’s supposed to be there.
    Very unflattering dress.

  56. Prunella says:

    She’s still tiny. It’s just an unflattering dress.

  57. crazydaisy says:

    Why are there no “ACTRESSES” any more? We just have ACTORS now, girl or boy.

    This bugs me.

  58. HakuraChii says:

    @Little Dead Girl – You may be right on that. I certainly don’t mean that she’s ‘large’ by any stretch of the imagination. It just looked like such an effort to get her into it.

    But even the most beautiful bodies can be effected by an unflattering cut to clothing. It often creates ‘bulges’ where there are none.