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Nicole Kidman stuns in racy new Vogue shoot

"You can either become more rigid as you become older, but you can also become more free."

Nicole Kidman has posed in a racy photoshoot for Vogue Australia, with the 56-year-old looking glamorous in black lingerie with a snake draped around her neck.

With the behind-the-scenes footage of the photo shoot posted on Instagram, Nicole looked every inch a rockstar as she posed for the camera in a series of sexy outfits including a lace bodysuit, tight nude skirt, and strappy bra accessorised with a pair of oversized sunglasses.

Pictured gently stroking the snake placed around her neck, Nicole said she loved the creatures and called them alluring.

"I think they're very beautiful," Nicole said, referencing how snakes shed their skin. “You can become and try different things, all the time, which is what excites me."

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Nicole Kidman showed off her toned physique in her latest Vogue Australia shoot. Photo: Instagram.com/vogueaustralia

Nicole touched on her own reinvention, four decades into her career. “I don’t even see it as reinvention,” she said in the interview. “I think it’s more like different facets that you discover that are in existence, but you are attuned to the discovery of them.

"You can either become more rigid as you become older, but you can also become more free."

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Expats 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 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

Nicole Kidman in Vogue and Nicole Kidman at Expats premiere.
Nicole Kidman has been busy promoting her new series Expats. Photo: Instagram.com/vogueaustralia + Getty

“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.

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“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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