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Nicole Kidman at the AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Nicole Kidman held at The Dolby Theatre on April 27, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.© Getty Images

Nicole Kidman wows in preppy sheer black dress hours after making red carpet debut with her teenage daughters

The Expats actress attended the AFI Gala with husband Keith Urban and their daughters Faith and Sunday

Ahad Sanwari
Ahad Sanwari - New York
Senior WriterNew York
April 29, 2024
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Nicole Kidman is keeping up with the hustle over the weekend, going straight from her celebration at The Dolby Theater to an FYC Event the very next day.

The actress, 56, attended Amazon Prime's FYC panel on Sunday, April 28 for her show Expats at nya WEST in LA, just one day after her lavish American Film Institute Gala on Saturday, where she and husband Keith Urban made their red carpet debut with their teenage daughters, Sunday, 15, and Faith, 13.

She joined series creator Lulu Wang and her co-stars on discussions surrounding the themes influencing the series, the production, and borrowing inspirations from their own personal lives. Watch the trailer for Expats below...

Nicole Kidman stars in Expats

In a departure from her dazzling gold Balenciaga gown from the AFI Gala, she wore a black sheer dress with a slip underneath, featuring a white preppy collar and cuffed sleeves, plus gold buttons. Her hair was also styled in a top-knot, opting for a more professional look after her beachy waves for Saturday night's event.

In one instance, Nicole spoke about a scene in which her character Margaret is asked to identify a child's body in the morgue, and she recalled how she reacted to seeing her late father Anthony's body.

"When we go to the morgue when we're told our son is there… I just said, 'I'm gonna try something because this is actually from my own life' – not where I went to a morgue, but when my father passed away, and I laughed," she mentioned at the panel.

Brian Tee, Nicole Kidman, Lulu Wang, Ji-young Yoo, Sarayu Blue, Sue Kroll and Jack Huston at the official Emmy FYC event for "Expats" held at the Prime Experience at nya WEST on April 28, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.© Getty Images
The team behind "Expats" attended an FYC panel on Sunday in Los Angeles

"Because it was so devastating when I saw his body… and I had the most awful reaction, which was I started to shake and laugh. And I'm like, 'That's what Margaret would be feeling.'"

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She remembered her mother Janelle's shock upon seeing her reaction and trying to slap her and get her to "snap out of it" because she felt so "short-circuited" in her moment of grief.

Nicole Kidman at the official Emmy FYC event for "Expats" held at the Prime Experience at nya WEST on April 28, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.© Getty Images
Nicole opted for preppy chic in a black dress with a white collar and cuffs

While she felt ashamed at first talking about, Nicole explained that she came to realize that the response was "real" and informed by abject grief, and decided to borrow from it for the scene, which received positive responses.

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"So many people have come up to me subsequently and gone, 'Yeah, I've had it,' where you start to shake and instead of tears rolling, you are quivering with this weird laughter. It's awful. Awful," the Oscar-winning star shared.

Keith Urban, Sunday Rose Kidman-Urban, Faith Margaret Kidman-Urban, Sybella Hawley, Nicole Kidman, and Antonia Kidman attend the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute Celebrating Nicole Kidman at Dolby Theatre on April 27, 2024 in Hollywood, California© Getty Images
The event came just one day after being presented with the AFI Life Achievement award

The Days of Thunder actress shared the same anecdote in a previous interview with Elle, saying that Margaret's reaction of laughter comes from the same place of just being unable to "handle it."

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"I literally started laughing because I was so grief-stricken and so devastated," she said of seeing her father's body in his coffin. "My body and my psyche just couldn't handle it." 

Nicole Kidman, Ji-young Yoo and Sarayu Blue speak on a panel at the official Emmy FYC event for "Expats" held at the Prime Experience at nya WEST on April 28, 2024 in Los Angeles, California.© Getty Images
The Prime Video series stars Nicole, Brian Tee, Sarayu Blue, Ji-young Yoo, and more

"Even at other times in my life, I've laughed at inappropriate times because I have this weird short-circuiting. It's like you need this moment to keep you alive, in a way, otherwise you'll die. It's too much pain."

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