Nicole Kidman Pulls an Angelina Jolie in Dramatic Black Dress With High Slit

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Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel attend the 60th BFI London Film Festival screening of Lion at the Odeon cinema, London. PA Images/Sipa USA

Now that’s how you get a leg up! Nicole Kidman took a page from Angelina Jolie’s book on the London Film Festival red carpet for a Wednesday, October 12, screening of her new film, Lion.

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The actress, 49, looked elegant in a floor-length Giorgio Armani Privé black silk velvet dress embroidered with black crystals. The glamorous LBD also boasted features like chest cutouts topped with bow-ties, pockets and, of course, a thigh-high center split that displayed her long legs and black ankle-tie pumps. Kidman, who stars alongside Dev Patel in the Garth Davis-directed movie, kept the glamour going with a low bun with a side-swept bang and a fire engine red lip.

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Nicole Kidman at the ‘Lion’ premiere at the London Film Festival on October 12, 2016 David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock

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With a dress like that (and legs like those), the Australian beauty couldn’t help but ham it up for the cameras on the press line. In one pose, she stuck her leg out of her split for the world to see. Look familiar? Fellow A-lister Jolie struck a similar stance at the 2012 Oscars. The By the Sea director poked her leg out of her black velvet strapless Atelier Versace with an up-to-there split alongside then-partner Brad Pitt. The pose sparked a number of memes, Photoshopped images and a now-deleted Twitter handle. 

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Angelina Jolie arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at Hollywood & Highland Centre on February 26, 2012, in Hollywood, California. Donato Sardella/

In a May 2012 interview with the Huffington Post, the actress, 41, said that the jokes at the time didn’t bother her that much. “I honestly didn’t pay attention to it. You know what I mean? I don’t watch those TV shows and if I go online and see something about myself, I don’t click on it,” she said. “And the people I surround myself with don’t really talk about that kind of stuff. I heard something, but I didn’t pay any attention. It’s as simple as being a woman picking a dress you like and having a night, and not really thinking about anything else.”

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