Nicole Kidman proved that she doesn't take herself too seriously on the December 16 episode of the U.K.'s Graham Norton Show, where she was promoting her latest flick, Lion. The actress erupted in fits of (slightly embarrassed) laughter while talking about her early modeling days in the '80s, and, specifically called out a now-extinct Australian publication called Dolly.
"I got on the cover," she shared, while the show flashed it on the screen. In the throwback image, Nicole had curly red hair, and a very serious expression. "I dyed my hair red. I was only, like, 14. It wasn't red like that. Everyone always thinks it was that red, and it wasn't."
But the show's host, Norton, didn't stop there. He went on to put the mag's inside spread on display for all to see. It featured Nicole wearing bright red boots, an oil slick jacket, and huge, puffy sleeves.
In each picture, Nicole's curly hair was still a main focus. Mostly because it's very different from the style she sports now: soft waves, parted in the center.
"I honestly wish my hair was like that now," Nicole shared, through even more laughter, of the tight curls she was sporting at the time. "Anyone who has curly hair that's young, keep your curly hair. Don't straighten it, because after a while, you don't get your curls back. They kind of just become frizz mass… I'm kind of like an old woman now, where I say, "Don't dye your hair, and don't straighten your curls!'"
Thank you, the '80s, for giving us this wonderful gift this holiday season.