Nicole Kidman poses with a snake for steamy Vogue Australia cover shoot: ‘I think they’re very beautiful’

This star is slithering into the pages of Vogue once again.

Nicole Kidman covers the February 2024 issue of Vogue Australia in one of her edgiest looks yet, with the 56-year-old A-lister rocking leather and lace as she cradles a snake in the bold photo shoot.

The “Big Little Lies” star — who wears a red leather corset with a black lace top — drapes a black snake around her neck in the cover photo, with the issue proclaiming, “Nicole Kidman doesn’t follow the rules.”

The slithering accessory was Kidman’s idea, with the actress calling them “very beautiful” and “alluring.”

Photographer Steven Klein snapped the saucy photos, with Kidman wearing a tiny black Mowalola bra top with a beige Alaïa skirt in another pic as she rocks sky-high teased hair and heavy black eye makeup.

Kidman modeled black lace lingerie and a corset in one sassy shot. Steven Klein
She wore a bra top with teased hair in another pic. Steven Klein

She continued the va-va-voom looks with a long-sleeved lace top with an attached bra, wearing the look with a tan corset and high-waisted black lace underwear and garter belts.

Her Vogue Australia shoot follows another showing-some-skin-moment for Kidman, who wowed in a backless black Versace dress to the premiere of her new Amazon miniseries, “Expats,” on Sunday.

She went for a slightly more covered-up look to the show’s Australian premiere, joining husband Keith Urban in a strapless champagne satin gown on the red carpet last month.

Kidman went bare in a daring black gown at the recent premiere of “Expats” in NYC. AFP via Getty Images
She wore a strapless satin dress to the December 2023 “Expats” premiere in Sydney. Getty Images

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Kidman opened up about the drama to Vogue, telling the mag that the characters are “messy” but that she relates to the theme of “resilience” in the show, which follows a group of American women living in Hong Kong.

“I don’t want to be a role model for anyone, I’m not interested in that,” she told the magazine, adding, “I’m interested in artistically exploring what it means to be a human being…the idea of life and death and love and pain and joy.”

“I keep a lot of distance between me and what everyone thinks or wants or how I’m meant to behave,” she continued. “I try to keep a shield around me.” 

Perhaps her new snake pal can help in that department.