Nicole Kidman’s revealing V Mag photo shoot: crazy-sexy or kind of trashy?

I know, I know. You really wanted to start your Thursday with some Nicole Kidman biscuits. Such is life! Nicole is promoting her cray, urinating-on-Zac-Efron performance in The Paperboy, so she seems to have done a photo shoot “in character” as her trashy, sexy character. I guess. Either that, or this is the New Nicole. The cover of V Mag – which I cropped, I apologize – features Nicole’s butt crack. And in one of the inside photos, you can see her nips. In all of the other photos, we’re being gifted with crotch shots and cleavage. To which I say… sure. Why not? I’m honestly pleased that I’m not looking at yet another Nicole Kidman photo shoot in which she wears immaculate, icy gowns and stares icily at the camera in an austere drawing room. I’m happy that she’s mixing it up.

Another great thing about this shoot? It’s nice to be reminded that Nicole can still do the sexpot thing. She didn’t do the sexpot thing enough when she was younger, and while I do think there’s a “mutton dressed as lamb” thing going on here, it kind of works. Nicole is genuinely beautiful, and she genuinely has an incredible body. But with the good comes the bad – I’m now convinced that Nicole has totally got bolt-ons. And her face is like f—king marble at this point. Anyway, here are some highlights from the V Mag interview:

Nicole goes with the flow: “I don’t really make decisions. I go with the flow. If I were a strategically minded person, I think I would have a far different career. But I would be more outlandish if I could. A lot of times you just don’t get the chance.”

Peeing on Zac Efron: “The peeing thing, I didn’t think was that weird, because I was in character… That was for the jellyfish. And for me it said so much about Charlotte. One, she’s protecting him. Two, she’s tough as nails and no one else is going to pee on this guy. All of that made total sense to me. I just went for it and didn’t overthink it.”

Being a kid who never got to play in the sun, so she would pour through Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, Flaubert: “At the time I thought it was the cruelest thing, and now I know it was the greatest gift,” she says. “I probably had a strong sexuality as a child, so that informs all that yearning and wanting things, and the hormones that are running through you at a really early age—they all started to surge because of the things I was reading.”

Working on her Oscar-winning role in The Hours: “If you’re being completely drained in your personal life and you’re never being nourished there, it’s very hard to make it work,” she says. “But sometimes, if you meet the right person who will mine it, and you’re open to being mined, it can really work. Stephen was able to mine me. I was crazy in love with him, and so I was like, I’ll do whatever, because I love you. I gave him every part of me that I could give him.”

Parenthood and romance with Keith: “I rented this beautiful house on the beach. I thought, We’ll go and swim in the ocean and just get lost in each other. So we go down, just us, and I’m like, ‘We really should bring the kids.’ And then the kids come down and the whole dynamic changes. Another time, we got one night, and then we were both in tears. It was ridiculous. But time is so precious and I love the sound of them and the feel of them. I just don’t want to miss anything, and I don’t want them to go ‘Where’s my mom?’ So I’m working through that.”

She’ll be working on Lars Von Trier again, and she defends him: “He’s going to do another thing that is going to shock the world,” she says with a laugh. “Charlotte Gainsbourg is doing the lead, but Lars sent me the piece and said, ‘I wrote a part for you.’ He’s done that before and I’ve gone, ‘No you didn’t, Lars, and I’m not playing it.’ But this time I really liked the character, and I like Lars. I think he has made some terrible, terrible statements and mistakes, but I don’t think he really meant what he said. If he did, then I would not be friends with him. You know, he does strange stuff. He tried to get me to come out in a dog collar. And sometimes you just say, ‘Shut up, Lars,’ ‘Put your clothes on, Lars,’ I swear, you do say that to him. But there’s different philosophers in the world, and some of them are going to be extreme and controversial and some of them aren’t. And we need both.”

[From V Magazine]

First, a word about The Hours – I was re-watching it recently, and I didn’t love the same parts of that film as when I watched it originally years ago. When I first saw it, I really did love Nicole’s portrayal of Virginia Woolf… and yes, I still think her performance holds up. But really, Meryl Streep gives the best performance in the film. She holds it all together, she grounds the stories so magnificently. It’s a shame that Meryl didn’t win another Oscar for that role.

Also – the author of the V Mag piece mentions in passing that the topic of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes is “completely off-limits for Kidman”. Which doesn’t really go with her “I go with the flow” statement, you know?

Photos courtesy of V Magazine.

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  1. paola says:

    I never wanted to believe it.. but she had so much work done, especially the boobs. I miss the old Nicole, she was so beautiful!

    • Liv says:

      God, I really like her, but why can’t she stop messing with her face?? She’s beautiful and she just gets older – deal with it! I know it’s hard in Hollywood, but please, she’s a great actress, she can get away with it!

    • IzzyB says:

      I just rewatched Practical Magic. God, she was gorgeous!

      I wish she’d aged naturally, she’d look so much better.

    • ya says:

      I’m sure she’s had tons of botox and fillers, but honestly it’s hard to tell just in this shoot – the heavy makeup, lighting, and wig changes her looks more than anything else here. Her lips have been really overdrawn with lipliner.

      She has an amazing body though…. especially her legs.

      It’s funny because there is so much artifice that surrounds Kidman, despite her attempts to appear spontaneous. But for me, and I think for many other people, it is that artifice that makes Kidman attractive — she is like a throwback to another era, a classic movie star who subscribes to all of the tricks needed to achieve that persona.

  2. serena says:

    Hate it.
    She’s totally fake.

    • Sassy says:

      I watched “Eyes Wide Shut” recently. She was semi nude throughout and the woman had no breasts. Little buds, but that is all. So – guess those are enhancements that she is sporting now.

  3. Nev says:

    she looks a little like Kylie Minogue in some pics!!!

  4. Eve says:

    Not as trashy or sexy as it is…desperate: “Look at me! I’m still sexy!!! I can be as sexy as any of these young starlets!!!”.

    Butt cheeks showing, crotch shots, boobs galore. You’re Nicole Kidman, not Blake Lively. You were once known for your talent.

  5. dee says:

    Get it, Nicole.

  6. Carlie says:

    She’s promoting her movie The Paperboy, her character is pretty trashy in it :)

  7. Adrien says:

    It’s for her “Paperboy” promo so she has to be trashy. I’m ok with it. I just realized her boobies are fake.
    Her styling reminds me of young Nicole in “Bop Girl” video.

  8. JemJem says:

    It’s just off. She is looking over her shoulder with this intense expression… and her wittle-bitty, teenie-weenie snow white baby butt cheeks are hanging out. What is that supposed to be – artsy? Edgy? Sexy? I think whatever they were aiming for they missed entirely. To be honest, I think it looks really silly, like she farted half a second before the snap was taken.

  9. e.non says:

    she looks like ann margaret.

  10. Moby says:

    thats screams D for Desparation kidman

  11. Jacq says:

    I think the “go with the flow” comment is more about her not having a planned path for her career – nothing related to Holmes/Cruise.
    It is sweet how she speaks of loving her girls to bits, it must be very painful for her regarding Connor & Isabella.

  12. UKHels says:

    where did those boobs spring from!!!!

    • OriginalTiffany says:

      The Doctor.
      She certainly was not that big before, she was downright flat. Her lips? I remember her in Dead Calm…is this the same woman. How weird not to be ‘you’ anymore.

  13. Aud says:

    Photoshopped to death.

    • ya says:

      I don’t think these shots are that photoshopped actually – it’s more very heavy makeup and bleached-out lighting — old school glamour tricks.

  14. Kittykat says:

    I love it! Yes she has had work but you cant deny she looks great!

    • Trina says:

      She was beautiful, yet real in her first starring role in “Dead Calm” in 1989. Saw it on a flight from Japan to LA and was so completely engrossed in it that I forgot I was flying.

    • serena says:

      Yeah, I totally can LOL.
      With all the photoshop and plastic surgery she doesn’t even look human.

  15. anya says:

    Agree that she needs to stick with Lars, Dogville was her best film.

  16. Noi says:

    reminds me of the 80/90s vid girls
    not sexy at all

  17. tried, failt…NEXT!!

  18. Bluedog says:

    Those huge lips she bought completely throw off the mathematics of her face, poor thing.

  19. Molly says:

    Yes, she has totally had work done. Do I blame her or judge her? No. But I do think in some ways she still holds onto the “I still love Tom” thing and wants to communicate through these articles about it. I’ve seen her photo shoots through the years since she’s split from him and they are a lot like this. Now, Tom could have forbid her from doing them and now she’s able to do them… but I do think theres some subliminal messaging going on here about Tom, like “Look what you are missing out on”. Just my two cents though…

  20. ladybert62 says:

    She is as desperate as Madonna to still be seen as young, sexy, edgy and relevant.

    And like Madonna, she is none of the above.

  21. poppy says:

    as if. her every step has been planned. she’s 100% fake from personality to physicality.
    she was sitting inside reading dostoyevsky as a tween? more like pulling faces in the mirror for hours, doing aerobics to duranduran and trying to figure out how to control her hair. that would be believable and normal. why celebrities want to pretend they’re all brilliant rocket scientists… seriously, if you’re so smart why do you make your living showing your ass cheeks? you get paid to look pretty and regurgitate someone else’s words and ideas. take a seat slug lips.

  22. Krock says:

    Am I the only one that thinks she looks great? *ducks from rotten tomatoes*

    • E says:

      No, you are not. I love those pics.

    • bns says:

      I agree with you. She has a better body than most women half her age, photoshop or not.

    • Lithe says:

      *shrugs* I like the pictures too

    • Cari says:

      No you are not! I think she’s looks fantastic! Get it Nicole!!

    • Mazunte says:

      I also like these pictures. Especially the ones where she is grabbing the straps of her bra and the ones with the funky dress and pink stilettos. I think she looks great and not trashy at all.

    • Thiajoka says:

      No, I think she looks great, too. I’m sure she’s had some work, but I don’t know about the boobs–I used to have little buds until my late thirties/early forties, but not anymore. And that’s without having a baby–boobies might be real.

  23. Dany says:

    Reminds me of the lovely Ann-Margret and Jean Shrimpton.

    I find the photo shoot and the image post-processing kind of artistic. Love the color scheme they chose. VIVA Photoshop! :)

    But she’s almost unrecognizable.

  24. heatheradair says:

    Tom and Lorenzo (at said it the best:

    “Stuff like this just confuses the hell out of us. Because yes, she looks hot as hell in these pictures and Nicole has been in desperate need of a good thaw for a long time now. And certainly the gay-fabulous part of ourselves (HAHA! Did you hear that? Like it’s some tiny aspect of our personalities overall! Delusional!) wants to cheer her on and yell “You go on with your sexy self, Miss Nicole! Work that ass!”

    But then we think about the fact that she’s a mature woman with an Academy Award, a baby, and a ton of respect both in her industry and in the world at large. And then it all suddenly feels kind of sad and desperate. She looks AMAZING, no doubt about it. But we kinda thought she had enough cred in her career and fulfillment in her life that she didn’t have to resort to writhing around in her underwear or flashing her sequined panties at us. By all means, shatter that image, and there’s nothing wrong with a lady wanting to look hot, but flashing your panties and fondling your boobs? That’s Lohan territory.

    Look at it this way: If, say, Russell Crowe got himself all ripped and worked-out and decided to celebrate that by humping the floor in his manpanties for an editorial, we might think it was hot, but we’d also think it was a serious step down for an Oscar winner.

    Oh, what are we saying? OF COURSE a male Oscar winner in his 40s would NEVER even be asked to do something like that, let alone agree to it.”

  25. Kimlee says:

    The pictuers are part character for her promotion for her movie “The Paperboy” so I don’t see her acting despite.

    Now if she wasn’t promoting the movie and just posed half necked in a magazine for no reason “Madonna” then I would complexly agree that she was despite.

    What’s with the boobs to my knowledge they were never that big or am i wrong, and they Photoshop her top lip into looking normal .

  26. RHONYC says:

    b*tch still got it.

    i mean she’s givin’ us ‘To Die For’ & ‘Practical Magic’ hotness.

    NO amount or surgery can do that. she (mostly) au naturale babies.
    but, haters are gonna hate, so… :lol:

    • T.C. says:

      Tots agree with you girl. Surgery or photoshop can only do so much. Woman still got it going on. For those crying out “desparate”, go read about the Charlotte character in her movie The Paperboy then you will understand the photoshoot.

      • Nina says:

        Yup. Kidman’s still got it. Trashy but interesting cover. She’s promoting her character in THE PAPERBOY, anyway.

        Lucky her, no what matter what she does( failures, bad publicity, tacky mag covers) she still got the respect of her peers.

        The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced Tuesday that Kidman will be celebrated at the 50th-annual New York Film Festival. A well-deserved honor for her unconventional film choices.

        She’s been on an extraordinary voyage as an actress.

  27. nordicgoddess says:

    granny got a total overhaul and tune-up she’s ready for another 45 thousand miles….

  28. Alarmjaguar says:

    Anyone else getting a Meg Ryan vibe from these shots?

  29. A Fan says:

    She has never been what I would call sexy, so these pictures are a big yuck.

  30. Michelle says:

    I think she looks great BUT I do find it odd that her and Tom have done these wild and showy spreads of themselves recently. (the one where Tom is showing off his tats with the women hanging on to him)

  31. Dena says:

    I think she looks great. She’s an actress. It’s a role. These are pictures. She probably had fun in a trashy way doing it. No harm done. It’s not like she is Lindsay Lohan desperately posing for Playboy.

  32. Madpoe says:

    Why? Why now?

    JT brought sexy back and you gotta take it away Nik!

    Everyone looks great tweaked and photoshopped.

  33. F5 says:

    Debbie Harry called and… nvm.. great pics

  34. Tom says:

    I think the front cover is disgraceful. Thank God she wiped her arse properly after she did a shit

  35. Francesca says:

    Charlize Theron + Heidi Klum + Samantha Stevens = Nicole Kidman

  36. efwcheryl says:

    She was so unbelievably sexy in Practical Magic-she oozed sexiness! She looks ok here, but the woman from Practical Magic would be WAY hotter!

  37. april says:

    I think she looks gorgeous in all of these photos. She doesn’t look like herself at all.

  38. Jasmine K says:


  39. Dredz says:

    The movie Australia was painful to watch because she could hardly move her face. She was so overrated in it, in fact also in her any other movies after The Hours. There’s no way she could win the Oscar with her current extremely botoxed face. Nic has become another actress chasing youth, styling herself like a little girl, dressing up too young and botox, botox, botox. Nope, not impressed.

  40. Ella says:

    Creepy photos, creepier interview. “Put your clothes on Lars?!?”

  41. clea says:

    She looks fierce!!!

    And the cover was a bit tacky, but interesting. Well, she’s promoting her trashy character in The Paperboy.

    She sure got an enviable career; often playing complex, fascinating characters on film and still getting critical acclaim (i.e. Oscar nom last year), despite brutal press coverage several years ago.

  42. Oyn says:

    It’s SUPPOSED to be somewhat tarty and skankalicious. It’s the character for her movie that she is there promoting. Anyway, she looks real good as usual.

  43. Sheigh says:

    Thx photoshop! But Paparazzi shots know the truth!

  44. juju says:

    What did Lars do?!! Is he known as a jacka$$?

  45. Mara says:

    Very trashy pictures !

  46. Ravensdaughter says:

    One last hurrah before she hits 45?-I can’t blame her.

  47. Str8Shooter says:

    Wow! I had to do a double-take, she looks EXACTLY like Donna Mills from her Knots Landing days!

    Oh Nicole, take note. Donna is 72(!) and STILL gorgeous, and not an ounce of plastic surgery!

  48. kaligula says:

    Very hot photo shoot. She’s performing. We all know she’s had work done, photos touched up, on top of extreme lighting/makeup that would make any human look attractive…. Nonetheless, gotta say, the end result is really exciting to look at. I like the risk she’s taking. She’s strong, alluring, great presence. Must have been exciting to shoot her.

  49. ice bunny says:

    edgy and smokin’ hot. she has never looked better. whether shopped, ‘toxed, nipped, and unrecognizably lit – who cares, she looks spectacular. I personally LOVE this dark-sided look.

    (and reminds me of the line in My Girl from Shelly [Jamie Curtis] to 9 year old Vada [Anna Chlumsky] … “Now, the first rule in applying eye make-up is you can never wear enough blue eye shadow.”)

  50. dh says:

    she looks totally different- very hot look for her. I think she looks great.

  51. Arla says:

    Hell no. Bolt-ons don’t disappear when you lay on your back. The face, yes. Its impossible to look like that without help… or tons and tons of airbrushing but she looks like that in real life anyway.

  52. Jill says:

    Wow! 10x better than what she normally looks like. Something about her face before the pale skin against the hair that was about the same color as her skin and eyebrows. Then her lips were so taught looking in that pale pink lipstick and that pointy sharp nose. Ugh! In these photos she’s got color against the pale skin and her face has filled out, she seems to put on good weight in all the right places. I like this Nicole a lot better.

  53. Em says:

    Nicole Kidman has a definite look of desperation in her eyes … it’s the look of an ageing actress trying desperately to remain relevant.