She’s a critically acclaimed actress who knows how throw herself into any role.
And Nicole Kidman put on a killer show as she channeled a possessed woman in a hair-raising photo shoot for New York Times Magazine.
The actress, 50, was being honored as one of the Greatest Performers of 2017 by the magazine as she screamed against the wall and writhed on the floor beside shattered ceramic.
Scream Queen: Nicole Kidman covers New York Time Magazine’s Greatest Performers of 2017 issue on Thursday
The horror-themed issue honors the 10 best actors of the year with a video and photo shoot shot by world-renowned director and photographer Floria Sigismondi.
Other honorees include Jake Gyllenhaal, Saoirse Ronan, Tiffany Haddish, Daniela Vega, Cynthia Nixon, Daniel Kaluuya, Timothee Chalamet, Andy Serkis and Brooklynn Prince.
Kidman was chosen for her work in the film The Beguiled.
The dramatic thriller, co-starring Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst, tells the story of the jealousy and betrayal that is sparked by the arrival of a wounded Union soldier’s arrival at a girls school during the Civil War.
Hair-raising: The actress screamed as she fell to the floor alongside shattered ceramic
Latest role: Kidman was chosen for her work in the film The Beguiled
‘Nicole Kidman is a great actress,’ said NYT film critics. ‘I feel like movies that are not great movies, are vessels for great performances by Nicole Kidman.’
‘She’s not a face actress,’ he continued. ‘Everything that seems to come out of her, comes from every place else in her body.
‘There is something about her that is simultaneously very, very alive and very, very corpse-like.’
Eerie: The actor scrawled a cryptic drawing on the wall
Brave: Academy Award nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal was honored for his performance in the bio-drama Stronger
Academy Award nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal was honored for his performance in the bio-drama Stronger.
The 36-year-old played Jeff Bauman, a real life, ordinary man who survived the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.
For the horror special, Gyllenhaal depicted The Damned for the publication.
Based on a true story: The 36-year-old played Jeff Bauman, a real life, ordinary man who survived the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing
Bone to pick: Tiffany Haddish, who was selected for her work in the comedy Girls Trip, depicted The Macabre Dancer
‘Jake Gyllenhaal in Stronger because you can’t have a Great Performances portfolio without a Massachusetts accent,’ Scott explained.
‘In some ways, you can describe this performance as a classic Oscar-bait performance. Terrible adversity, real-life horror with the Boston Marathon bombing.
‘This guy gets his legs blown off. But I think Jake Gyllenhaal finds Jeff Bauman’s predicament to be a nightmare.’
Tiffany Haddish, who was selected for her work in the comedy Girls Trip, depicted The Macabre Dancer.
Saoirse Ronan, who won for her portrayal of Christine McPherson in Lady Bird, depicted The Mannequin.
Cryptic: Saoirse Ronan, who won for her portrayal of Christine McPherson in Lady Bird, depicted The Mannequin