Nicole Kidman stuns in lace lingerie

Nicole Kidman Strips Down and Stuns in Lingerie For Interview Magazine

Nicole Kidman really knows how to work that retro look.

The 48-year-old actress looks incredible in a new photoshoot for Interview magazine's October issue, rocking lingerie and getting wet in a bathtub for photographer Fabien Baron. Kidman is just as raw in the accompanying Q&A with her "Paperboy" director, Lee Daniels, in which she talks about wanting to be on "Empire," and the surprising hazards of being an actress.

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The Oscar-winning actress reveals herself to be big fan of Daniels' hit Fox show, adding that the director "promised" her she would be on set one day.

"It's fun and it's bold, and you're doing that with a TV series right now," Kidman gushes. "You've turned it completely on its head. And you love creating such fierce women."

The lovefest between Kidman and Daniels clearly goes both ways. The director recalls his experience working with Kidman, specifically, how she was a trooper when it came to filming a particularly intense sex scene with John Cusack in 2001's "Paperboy."

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CENTURY CITY, CA - JUNE 16: Honoree Nicole Kidman (L) and recording artist Keith Urban attend the Women In Film 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards Presented by Max Mara, BMW of North America, and Tiffany & Co. at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on June 16, 2015 in Century City, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Women in Film)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 10: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 10: Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the 2015 CMT Music awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 10, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by C Flanigan/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 13: Singer Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman attend the 'American Idol' XIV grand finale at Dolby Theatre on May 13, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image was processed using digital filters.) Musician Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman attend The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage)
Australian actress Nicole Kidman (L) and her husband musician Keith Urban (R) kiss as they pose for pictures on the red carpet upon arrival for the world premiere of 'Paddington' in London on November 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 04: Actress Nicole Kidman and singer-songwriter Keith Urban attend the BMI 2014 Country Awards at BMI on November 4, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BMI)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 13: Actress Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban attend the Celebrate Life Ball at Grand Hyatt Melbourne on June 13, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 05: Musician Keith Urban and actress Nicole Kidman attend the 2013 CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 19: Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman attend the Premiere of 'Inside Llewyn Davis' at The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 19, 2013 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)

"What kills me is that you don't complain. I don't know whether that's a good or bad thing," Daniels shares. "I remember the love scene you did with John Cusack. I said, 'John, you're hurting her.' You were bent over the washer and dryer. I said, 'Nicole, are you OK?' And you said, 'I'm fine.' But it was clear that he was throwing you around the f**king room like a mop. [laughs] And the next day you came to set bruised."

But Kidman says most actors "protect" each other in situations such as these.

"I want him to feel free," she says. "Actors have to protect each other in a way. The idea of humiliating another actor or being humiliated myself is devastating. So that's why, if he's a little rougher than he knows he's being, the last thing I want to say is, 'Oh my gosh, you hurt me.' Most actors are like that. We all go, 'No, no. I'm fine. Don't worry about it.' Because that's how you release into things and find stuff."

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"If you're tentative and scared that you're hurting someone or that you're overstepping a line or that there's a boundary that you've crossed, it makes everybody too cautious," she adds.

Kidman has had one of the most enviable careers in Hollywood, and wisely, says she shies away from any expectations of her. Rather, she's just all about going the work.

"The whole point of being an actor is to connect," she explains. "In the theater, which I'm doing now, when you walk into the rehearsal room on the first day, you've got to do it. I think that's probably my main thing: just do the work. I'm not a big fan of sitting around, saying what I'm going to do."

"And we've all got brilliant ways of ducking and weaving so that we don't have to do it," she admits. "But my thing is to just get it on its feet and do it. Whether it's a scene or just getting a character moving around. You're going to fall flat on your face, just get back up again."

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Though we all know who the "Queen of the Desert" star's biggest fan is -- her husband, country star Keith Urban. ET caught up with Urban at "American Idol" auditions in August, when he talked about how they make their marriage work. Next June, they'll be celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary.

"It's our priority, you know?" Urban said of their relationship. "It's what we love to do more than anything in the world."

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