She’s one of Hollywood’s most recognizable stars.
Yet fans were left doing a double take when Nicole Kidman, 54, shared an Instagram photo of herself looking very different on Thursday.
The actress’ face appeared taut and puffy as she posed alongside Lulu Wang, the director of her new Amazon series Expats.
Is that you, Nic? Nicole Kidman, 54, (left) revealed her taut face in a happy snap with Lulu Wang (right), director of her new Amazon series Expats, on Wednesday
Nicole went makeup free, revealing her smooth, porcelain visage.
The Hours star has previously credited healthy lifestyle choices as the secret behind her age-defying complexion.
In 2007, she denied undergoing cosmetic surgery and said her flawless skin is down to a healthy lifestyle.
Smooth operator! Nicole went makeup free, revealing a clear view of her smooth, porcelain visage. Pictured left in her Instagram post on Thursday, and right on the red carpet in April 2022
‘To be honest, I am completely natural,’ she told Marie Claire at the time.
‘I wear sunscreen and I don’t smoke. I take care of myself. I’m very proud to say that. ‘
However, in 2011, she admitted to getting Botox during an interview with German magazine, TV Movie.
‘I’ve tried a lot of things, but aside from sports and good nutrition, most things don’t make a difference,’ she said.
‘Back at work’: Nicole also shared this picture of herself and Lulu posing on set together
Skin secrets: Nicole has previously credited healthy lifestyle choices as the secret behind her age-defying complexion
‘I even tried Botox but I didn’t like how my face looked afterwards. Now I don’t use it any more and I can move my forehead again. ‘
Nicole is currently busy filming her upcoming Amazon drama series Expats, which is based on Janice YK Lee’s novel The Expatriates and follows the vibrant and extravagant lives of a wealthy expat community.
She began work on the project in Hong Kong last year in August amid the country’s Covid-19 restrictions.
At the time, the Hong Kong government announced Nicole had been granted an exemption from the country’s mandatory seven-day quarantine so that she could film Expats.
As part of her exemption, Nicole was required to be vaccinated against Covid-19, stay in a ‘designated residence’, get tested for the virus regularly and provide ‘work-related itineraries’, according to Dimsumdaily Hong Kong.
News of Kidman’s exemption quickly sparked backlash on social media, with several Hong Kong locals complaining about the apparent ‘double standard’ enjoyed by the celebrity visitor.
New project: Nicole is currently filming her upcoming Amazon drama series Expats, which is based on Janice YK Lee’s novel The Expatriates and follows the vibrant and extravagant lives of a wealthy expat community: Pictured with director Lulu Wang