When you hear you’re about to see a celebrity “like you’ve never seen [insert name here] before,” it’s usually kind of a lie. In the case of regal Austrailian actress Nicole Kidman and her cover for LOVE magazine, it’s an accurate statement. You have, indeed, never before seen the usually conservatively coiffed Oscar-winner channeling a rockabilly sex bomb in a red swimsuit and cowboy hat.

Styled by Sally Lyndley, it’s clearly no accident her nipples are prominently in view, which Quoted by, “I thought about this shoot afterwards. I was like, what was I doing? I lost my mind! How are the shots? Do they look crazy?,” it appears Kidman even shocked herself. While we’re used to seeing her look more like the below, where she undeniably always nails it, we like seeing her embrace the unexpected, as she frequently does with her movie roles.


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Nicole Kidman in @marchesafashion @georginachapmanmarchesa @kerencraigmarchesa ❤️

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Nicole Kidman last night at the BAFTAS photographed by Greg Williams for @vanityfair @armani @harrywinston @omega

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The actress was also recently on the cover of InStyle’s July ‘17 issue, where she provided a few thoughts on the power of dressing (and undressing). Quoted as saying, “There are dreams attached to fashion. When it’s presented in a way where you go [gasp], it just makes you feel good. It allows me to express what I’m feeling, as in, I want to wear that because that’s actually my rebellion right now. Or that’s my way of fitting in. Or it’s my way of saying no. Or it’s my way of saying I’m different.”

Kidman, who currently stars in Sofia Coppola’s “The Beguiled”, has just been nominated for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (for her role as Celeste Wright in “Big Little Lies”) at this year’s Emmy Awards, airing on CBS on September 17, 2017.