The Hollywood A-lister is the queen of Cannes this year with four different projects at the world's top cinema showcase, including "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" where she plays a suburban mum who has to sacrifice one of her children. "I'm at that place in my life where I still try to act as though I'm 21 and starting my career". "I want to try new things and support the filmmakers I believe in".
A red-carpet veteran of the glamorous film festival, Kidman proves she's still got it.
While promoting the film, Nicole - who has two grown-up children from her marriage to Tom Cruise and two younger daughters with current husband Keith Urban - spoke out about her family life. The Rabbit Hole, Before I Go to Sleep and Lion are all terrific films but show Kidman as the doting wife or mother and we are a little exhausted of seeing her play a variation of the same old thing.
Nicole Kidman wearing Christian Dior at the Cannes Film Festival on May 22.
Of the actress' slim physique, she added: We don't need to create a replica for her - she even fits into couture - which means I don't have to limit myself to just the celebrity pieces a designer offers.
Kidman's projects at Cannes include Yorgos Lanthimos's brutally dark family comedy "The Killing of a Sacred Deer", which premiered Monday.
"I've been doing it a long time, I've run the gamut, you know", she said.
Kidman, who also stars in Campion's offering, said she has done a lot of work in Australia recently.
The star told a Cannes press conference she likes to make "bold" choices, as if she were at the start of her career. "I'm a huge fan of cinema and being in a dark room watching a film and being transported".
But Aussie actress Nicole Kidman has brought her A-game this year, just unveiling what may be her best outfit ever.
While there are no Australian films in competition at this year's festival, Jane Campion's Sydney-based Top of the Lake: China Girl has the unusual honour of being the first television episode to screen in the festival's 70-year history.