Destroyer director was surprised by Nicole Kidman's height and had to transform ...

'Instead of a regal swan she became a bull in a china shop:' Destroyer director reveals she was surprised by Nicole Kidman's height and grace and had to transform the refined star for her gritty role in the violent thriller

By Marta Jary For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 07:14 GMT, 16 March 2019 | Updated: 07:14 GMT, 16 March 2019

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Nicole Kidman is known for her height, and talent - and she sure can work a red carpet in a designer gown too. 

But the 51-year-old was perhaps a tad too graceful for the role of a tough-as-nails cop in the new film Destroyer, at least a first. 

The director of the gritty drama, Karyn Kusama, 50, tells The Australian that she was surprised by how tall the Australian star is in person.

She's got style! Director Karyn Kusama revealed on the weekend that she was surprised by Nicole Kidman's height and grace and had to transform the refined Oscar winner for her gritty role in Destroyer. Nicole is pictured in 2019

She's got style! Director Karyn Kusama revealed on the weekend that she was surprised by Nicole Kidman's height and grace and had to transform the refined Oscar winner for her gritty role in Destroyer. Nicole is pictured in 2019 

'It sounds surprising, but I'd never anticipated an actor of her height. She's literally almost most six feet tall, and she has lovely posture,' the American director says. 

That was something for a challenge for the role of battle-weary detective, Erin Bell, in crime drama. 

'Something I had to reorient myself to was the idea that her height could be transformed into something closer to the character. 

New vision: The director of the gritty drama, Karyn Kusama, 50, (pictured) tells The Australian that she was surprised by how tall the Australian star is in person

New vision: The director of the gritty drama, Karyn Kusama, 50, (pictured) tells The Australian that she was surprised by how tall the Australian star is in person

Before: Nicole's height was a challenge for the role of battle-weary detective, Erin Bell, in the crime drama

After: 'Something I had to reorient myself to was the idea that her height could be transformed into something closer to the character,' director Karyn said. Nicole is pictured as Erin Bell in Destroyer

Before and after: Her height was a challenge for the role of battle-weary detective, Erin Bell, in the crime drama. 'Something I had to reorient myself to was the

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