Nicole Kidman casts her wholesome image, and her clothes, aside for the latest issue of 'V Magazine'.
BY LAURA HUBBERT | 23 AUGUST 2012
Nicole Kidman 'gets cheeky' for V Magazine. Styled by Carlyne Cerf de Duzeele Photo: MARIO TESTINO/V MAG
We're used to seeing Nicole Kidman on the red carpet - elegant, ladylike, demure, are the words that usually spring to mind. But this is not how you would describe her latest shoot for V Magazine 's travel-themed issue. Nicole stripped off except for a bottom-baring Chanel skirt (if you could call it a skirt) with kohl-rimmed eyes and a shaggy Debby Harry-esque bob to further ramp up the sex appeal.
According to the Daily Mail , photographer Mario Testino said all the right things to put the 45-year-old actress at ease. "Beautiful, beautiful," he was heard exclaiming during the shoot, "You are so hot it is beyond! Look at your body! It is incredible."
Nicole dares to bare for photographer Mario Testino MARIO TESTINO/V MAG
It's likely that the shoot was somewhat inspired by Kidman's latest role in The Paperboy , where she plays a trashy woman from the southern US who obsessively writes to prisoners. V Magazine founder James Kaliardos explained his vision for the shoot in an email to New York Magazine , saying: "I wanted to strip Nicole's image bare... I kept saying, 'This isn't Portrait of a Lady'. " He seemed pleased, however, with Kidman's attitude to the shoot: "She barely looked in the mirror and just said, 'Great'."
The Australian actress showed off her sexy side in the V Magazine shoot MARIO TESTINO/V MAG
And going by what she says in the accompanying interview, Nicole should be pleased with the results. "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," she said. "But I would be more outlandish if I could. A lot of times you just don't get the chance."
For the full interview and more photos of naked Nicole, head over to V Magazineand pick up a copy of the Travel Issue, out August 30th.