Nicole Kidman stuns in daring backless dress at Expats premiere

Aussie actress Nicole Kidman shut down the red carpet with her jaw-dropping look.

Nicole Kidman has stunned in a completely backless gown for the New York premiere of her new Amazon Prime show, Expats. The 56-year-old Australian actress shut down the red carpet when she arrived in the slinky Atelier Versace dress, complete with a draped neckline and a thigh-high slit.

Nicole accessorised with diamond drop earrings, Mahnolo Blanik heels, minimalist makeup and loose beachy waves.

Nicole Kidman at the New York Expats premiere in Versace
Nicole Kidman has stunned at the New York premiere of her new show, Expats. Photo: Getty Images

Donatella Versace took to Instagram to applaud the actress’ look, writing: “The most beautiful Nicole Kidman wearing Atelier Versace to the premiere of Expats. You are so talented @nicolekidman and I am honoured to see you in my designs ❤️”

Nicole’s daring red carpet look comes just weeks after she appeared on the Something To Talk About podcast where she revealed she strives to make fashion choices based on her own preference rather than considering what others may say about her looks.


“I just try to keep in that place, because otherwise, I think you get scared or worried about what people think,” she said.

“In terms of people's reactions, I say don't tell me. I don't really want to know. It'll stop me from doing what I want to do.”

Nicole Kidman at the New York Premiere of Expats
The dress was completely backless. Photo: Getty Images
Nicole Kidman at the New York Premiere of Expats with Sarayu Blue
The Australian actress looked beautiful on the red carpet. Photo: Getty Images

Nicole Kidman’s ‘terrible mistake’ during filming of Expats

Expats, which debuts globally on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, is a six-part limited series directed by Lulu Wang and co-executive produced by Nicole. It’s based on the internationally best-selling novel The Expatriates by Janice Y. K. Lee and follows a group of women after a single encounter sets off a chain of life-altering events.

Speaking to the UK Guardian about filming the series, Nicole, who has two daughters with country singer Keith Urban, revealed there was one scene in particular she couldn’t partake in.

“I said, 'I cannot, cannot do this'. It was like when a donkey just goes, 'I’m not going',” she shared

“I was alone in Hong Kong without my family, which was a terrible mistake. I couldn’t just get on a plane and get to them. And they couldn’t get to me. That affected the performance, to the degree that it also affected my psyche.

“But it was like the domestic violence storyline in Big Little Lies. I think: people go through this, my job is to be the conduit and perform it to its absolute authentic truth. And if I’m not doing that, then I’m not serving why I work as an actor, which is to artistically connect to the way life is, in all its pain and glory.”

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