Kidman fine with nude scenes
Nicole Kidman. Picture: AP Photo/Evan Agostini.

Nicole Kidman doesn't mind stripping off for roles, as long as it is important to the story.

The Oscar-winning actress has filmed nude scenes for two movies – indie film Fur and Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut with former hubby Tom Cruise - and said she would be willing to bare all again.

"Maybe as I get older, and now having had a baby, it might be different, but I enjoy not letting my issues get in the way of a performance," she told W magazine.

"Once I start putting all my little insecurities in my mind, I'm not actually acting.

"Then it's about me - and it should never be about me. It should be about the character."

In her new film Kidman stars alongside Clive Owen in Hemingway & Gellhorn, which follows the relationship between author Ernest Hemingway and his mistress-turned-wife, journalist, Martha Gellhorn.

The duo appeared in a glamorous photoshoot for W magazine to promote the sexually-charged film, which sees the couple reporting from war-torn countries.

Kidman said the scenes were so intense that she often questioned the director during filming.

"I kept asking Phil Kaufman, the director: 'Is all this sex important for the story'," she said.

"I wanted to make sure he wasn't just getting off. But these were two people who could make love when a building was falling down around them. They had passion."

The West Australian

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