Nicole Kidman was mocked as a “granny” by her own daughters after showing them her dramatic makeunder for new movie Destroyer.
The Big Little Lies star plays a broken, damaged police detective in the gritty crime thriller, which follows her character as she tracks down gang members connected with her previously-botched undercover operation.
Nicole underwent a complete image transformation and appeared almost unrecognisable with her short, dark hair and haggard appearance, and when her girls Faith, seven, and Sunday, 10, caught sight of mum in her movie make-up and wig, they came up with a new nickname.
“They called me ‘granny,'” the Australian actress told the Los Angeles Times. “They’re like, ‘You’re our granny now.'”
Tickled by their reactions, Nicole decided to play along and jokingly told them she was going to show up at their school for grandparents’ day, and pose as their grandmother.
“I thought it’d be kind of quirky and funny and make for a good story for when they were older,” she explained.
But Sunday was not impressed and quickly urged Nicole not to embarrass her like that.
“She’s just like, ‘Whatever you do, never, ever do that,'” the star chuckled. “So I won’t be dressing up as their granny – even though that’s what they called me!”