FIRST LOOK - Kidman at her best

Actress Nicole Kidman is barely recognisable as the first glimpse of her gritty makeover for upcoming film destroyer has been revealed. Normally sporting long blonde locks, the Moulin Rouge star is seen in a scene from her new film Destroyer, in which she plays LAPD detective Erin Bell. And it’s quite the departure from the Kidman we’re used to seeing on the red carpet. The star is sat with a dark, choppy wig, no glamourous makeup and a plain top as she stares off into the distance.

She’s sporting weathered bags under her eyes, with a stern look of worry etched across her face. In the upcoming movie, Nicole’s character is traumatised after going undercover in a criminal gang, which might explain the vibe we’re seeing here. Furthermore, Destroyer’s director Karyn Kusama told Vanity Fair she wanted Kidman’s character’s trauma to be shown in her appearance, 20 years after initially going undercover. “We always knew that what we wanted her to look like was a real middle-aged woman with a past that she wears on her face,” she said. “With sun damage and sleep deprivation and stress and rage, just in her whole physical body.”