PHOTO: Nicole Kidman Gets (Almost) Naked For V‘s Travel Issue

Nudity seems to be a theme today, doesn’t it?

This time, however, it’s not a royal in the buff, but Nicole Kidman. And she’s not quite naked — but Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele has styled her in a Chanel garment that definitely lies somewhere in the middle of the belt-miniskirt spectrum.

The 45-year-old Australian was photographed by Mario Testino for the fold-down cover of V‘s Fall 2012 Travel issue, which, if you recall, we exclusively predicted back in June. And while you’re already undoubtedly picking up the issue for the Choupette spread alone, you should still read ahead for more info as to what’s inside.

Kidman’s accompanying editorial features the actress with similarly mussed-up hair and smudged eye makeup, wearing ensembles by Miu Miu, Tom Ford, and more. The uncharacteristically unkempt look is tied to her role in Lee DanielsPaperboy, in which she stars alongside Zac Efron as the wild, sexually agressive Charlotte. Alas, despite his proven modeling prowess, Efron himself doesn’t make an appearance, however he does earn a mention regarding a much buzzed-about scene which involves him being peed on by Kidman:

“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.”

The interview also touches on her friendship with controversial director Lars Von Trier, marriage to Keith Urban, and 2001 split from Tom Cruise. And although the mag doesn’t hit newsstands until August 30th, you can check out the Testino-lensed images and behind-the-scenes video below:

[V Magazine]

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