In 2003 Nicole Kidman won her first—and only—Academy Award for portraying Virginia Woolf in The Hours. She was absolutely the front-runner to take home the gold that year for several reasons: First, her performance was incredible. But she also transformed herself, physically, to the point where she wasn’t even recognizable. (Her nose in particular garnered some serious attention.) It was an awe-inspiring change, to say the least, and Kidman’s made a habit of reinventing her looks onscreen ever since.
Exhibit A: Her upcoming film Destroyer, in which she plays a detective who’s placed undercover with a gang. A photo of Kidman on set hit the Internet Tuesday (December 12), and she looks totally unrecognizable. Like, I’m pretty sure this isn’t Nicole Kidman.
The actress is rocking a shaggy, Farrah Fawcett–esque brown bob in the pic, along with tan-orange skin that’s absolutely the product of makeup. The artists on set also made her eyes more sunken in, as if she’s been up all night. And that makes sense for the film, thematically: She’s a stressed-out cop who’s trying not to blow her cover. That sounds exhausting.
Check out the photo for yourself, below.
Tatiana Maslany and Sebastian Stan are Kidman’s costars in Destroyer, which is directed by Karyn Kusama. Kidman said a while back she’s making a conscious effort to work with a female director every 18 months, and it seems she’s staying true to her word.
Destroyer is slated for a 2018 release. Kidman will no doubt scoop up another Oscar nom for her performance.