Nicole Kidman wore luscious locks and a tight bodysuit while filming this weekend’s recent release Aquaman, but when her next movie Destroyer comes out on Christmas Day, she’ll be looking totally different. The new movie has her looking older and scarred and she even revealed getting into makeup for Destroyer was traumatizing for her kids. She said:
Destroyer follows Nicole Kidman as a former undercover agent who got out years ago. Years later her time as an undercover detective is revisited when the gang she was involved with resurfaces. If you’ve seen the trailer for the flick, Kidman looks unrecognizable in the role and it’s been one of the talking points surrounding the upcoming movie.
She’s generally a person with soft features, but in Destroyer she’s all hard angles and pallid lines. Her hair is hacked short and dyed dark. She looks as if she’s had a very hard life, which is why it’s not a huge surprise she revealed to ET that her 10-year-old and 7-year-old kids were a little bit disturbed when they saw their mommy in that getup.
So, why did her husband and kids even see her in Destroyer makeup? She also mentioned that they did some makeup tests for the role at home. It was all a part of the effort to totally disappear into the Destroyer character and to become someone unrecognizable.
Hopefully, however, transforming into a totally different person — even at the expense of scaring her own kids — will all be worth it. Nicole Kidman’s been earning a lot of praise for her role in Destroyer, the violent gang-related film directed by Karyn Kusama, who also helmed Jennifer’s Body.
Kusama also noted that the way Nicole Kidman’s character looks in the film has everything to do with how the actress envisioned the character. She said:
The makeup results certainly look impressive and we’ll have to wait and see if the rest of the movie sticks with audiences when it officially hits theaters on December 25. You can take a look at what else is coming up with our full movie premiere schedule.