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Nicole Kidman on the Reality of the Red Carpet: 'I Want to Get Out, Take My Dress Off and Put My Jammies On!'

The actress was styled in Dolce & Gabbana lingerie and Cartier jewelry for 'Elle''s April 2024 Impact issue

<p>Mario Sorrenti</p> Nicole Kidman graces the cover of

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Nicole Kidman graces the cover of 'Elle'

Nicole Kidman is getting honest about how glamming up for a red carpet actually makes her feel.

In an interview for Elle's April 2024 Impact issue, the actress, 56, shared that getting ready to attend A-list events can be "overwhelming" and "a little unreal at times."

"I want to get out, take my dress off, and put my jammies on," said Kidman. "It's kind of like the opposite of Cinderella—I'm happy to go home and just go back to me. It does feel a little overwhelming. I'm like, 'I need to go home now. I'm very tired. I want to get warm, and I want to curl up, and I want to feel real.'"

<p>Mario Sorrenti</p> Nicole Kidman poses for 'Elle'

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Nicole Kidman poses for 'Elle'

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Kidman was styled in Dolce & Gabbana lingerie and Cartier jewelry as she sat on a stool and looked confidently into the camera for the magazine cover. She oozed glamour as she modeled additional outfits, including a sexy Fleur du Mal bodysuit, a form-fitting red Balenciaga dress, and an asymmetrical white gown also by Balenciaga.

It's no surprise that Kidman's looks included Balenciaga designs, being that she was named a brand ambassador in December 2023.

"Balenciaga has been with me through some of the most memorable events in my life, from my wedding to the Oscars red carpet," the Expats star said in a press release announcing the news.

<p>Mario Sorrenti</p> Nicole Kidman models black jumpsuit for 'Elle' cover shoot

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Nicole Kidman models black jumpsuit for 'Elle' cover shoot

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Although Kidman gets to enjoy many different experiences, she told Elle that she gets fulfillment in life from the people she loves.

"I have a very full life with people that I love. I’m raising daughters. I’m a wife, I’m a best friend. I’m a sister, I’m an aunt. I have deeply intimate relationships with people," she said. "And that, to me, is the meaning of life—and then taking care of what we leave behind, who we leave behind and how we do that, and our sense of respect for that."

<p>Mario Sorrenti</p> Nicole Kidman covers latest issue of 'Elle'

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Nicole Kidman covers latest issue of 'Elle'

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Kidman and her husband, Keith Urban, have been married since June 2006 and are parents to daughters Sunday, 15, and Faith, 13.

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