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A HUGE mural of Nicole Kidman is unveiled on a Sydney apartment building

Australian actress Nicole Kidman has been praised for her gripping performance as therapist Grace Fraser in HBO’s new psychological thriller The Undoing.   

And now the Oscar winner can celebrate the show’s success with a huge mural in her honour, on the side of an apartment building in Sydney’s Darlinghurst.

An 18-storey portrait of the 53-year-old was unveiled on Saturday morning, and it has even made history in being the largest mural in the Southern Hemisphere.  

Life imitating art! A HUGE mural of Nicole Kidman was unveiled on the side of an apartment building in Sydney’s Darlinghurst on Saturday morning, to promote her TV show The Undoing

Around the size of an Olympic swimming pool, the painting draws attention to Nicole’s signature strawberry blonde curly locks and striking facial features. 

Commissioned by streaming service Binge, the mural required the work of 11 artists over two weeks.     

It will remain up for three days, before another painting is unveiled. The second mural will be taken down on November 23. 

The Undoing has been a great success for Binge, becoming the most-watched show since the streaming service first launched in May this year.   

Epic: The 18-storey portrait of the 53-year-old has made history in being the largest mural in the Southern Hemisphere

Epic: The 18-storey portrait of the 53-year-old has made history in being the largest mural in the Southern Hemisphere 

Commissioned: The mural was commissioned by streaming service Binge

Calling in help: It required the work of 11 artists over two weeks

Process: Commissioned by streaming service Binge, the mural required the work of 11 artists over two weeks 

Tuning in: The Undoing has proved to be a great success for Binge, becoming the most-watched show since the streaming service first launched in May this year

Tuning in: The Undoing has proved to be a great success for Binge, becoming the most-watched show since the streaming service first launched in May this year 

Based on the 2014 novel You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz, The Undoing reunites Nicole with her Big Little Lies creator David E. Kelley. 

The miniseries follows therapist Grace Fraser (Nicole) and husband Jonathan Fraser (Hugh Grant), who are living the lives they only ever wanted for themselves. 

But their peaceful world comes crashing down with a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations.

Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family. 

In her own lane: The mural is around the size of an Olympic swimming pool

In her own lane: The mural is around the size of an Olympic swimming pool 

Hard at work: Painters worked hard to capture Nicole's striking beauty

More coming: The painting will be up for three days, before another is unveiled

Does it do her justice? The painting draws attention to Nicole’s signature strawberry blonde curly locks and striking facial features 

See it while you can: The second artwork will be taken down on November 23

See it while you can: The second artwork will be taken down on November 23

Last month, Nicole admitted that a lifetime of playing such intensely dark and layered characters has ‘taken a toll’ on her.

Speaking on Australian breakfast program Sunrise, Nicole said she relied on her ‘nurturing’ husband, Keith Urban, and their daughters, Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine, to help ‘bring her back to reality’ after her emotionally ‘taxing’ days on set.  

Sunrise host Edwina Bartholomew asked: ‘How do you shake off these characters at the end of a long day and return to your own life?’ 

Nicole responded: ‘It’s taken its toll. I almost work from a deeper place now and thus it’s very taxing at times.’  

Miniseries: The Undoing follows therapist Grace Fraser (Nicole) and husband Jonathan Fraser (Hugh Grant, pictured), who are living the lives they only ever wanted for themselves

Miniseries: The Undoing follows therapist Grace Fraser (Nicole) and husband Jonathan Fraser (Hugh Grant, pictured), who are living the lives they only ever wanted for themselves 

Chaos: But their peaceful world comes crashing down with a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Nicole is pictured filming in New York in March, 2019

Chaos: But their peaceful world comes crashing down with a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Nicole is pictured filming in New York in March, 2019

The Moulin Rouge star explained how she had been accompanied by her ‘nurturing’ family to New York, where she filmed The Undoing. 

‘My family was with me, and just to have my little girls, and Keith, and have dinner with them brings immediate reality back. Suddenly the boundaries get set,’ she said.

‘It doesn’t mean that I’m not thinking about it (work). That’s always going through my brain. I’m preparing for the next day, and a lot of times I’m having to learn huge amounts of dialogue.

‘But at the same time it’s just having that place where I can breathe and feel me. And Keith provides an enormous amount of that, and hopefully we provide that for him when he’s on tour because that’s the benefit of having a family that’s tight.’ 

Support: On Australian TV program Sunrise last month, Nicole said she relied on her husband, Keith Urban, and their daughters, Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine, to help 'bring her back to reality' after her emotionally 'taxing' days on set. Nicole and Keith are pictured in November, 2019

Support: On Australian TV program Sunrise last month, Nicole said she relied on her husband, Keith Urban, and their daughters, Sunday, 12, and Faith, nine, to help ‘bring her back to reality’ after her emotionally ‘taxing’ days on set. Nicole and Keith are pictured in November, 2019


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