Thigh's the limit for Nicole Kidman as she accidentally flashes her perfect pins at Cannes film festival debut
02:39 GMT, 25 May 2012
Getting into a car while wearing a flowing grown with a unpredictable thigh high slit proved a little too tricky for Nicole Kidman to manage in Cannes earlier tonight.
But her wardrobe difficulty only served to give onlookers a glimpse of the actress's perfect pins.
She struggled in vain to keep the gown over her long and toned legs, but eventually needed an aide to help her into the car.
Perfect pins: Nicole Kidman's stunning rose-pink gown slips as she leaves the Cannes premiere for new film Paperboy in Cannes earlier tonight
At one point, the actress's gold high-heeled sandals got caught up in her frock, which added to her struggle.
The French seaside city has certainly brought out the romantic side between happily married Kidman and her husband Keith Urban.
The country music star came out to support his Hollywood actress wife for the premiere of her new movie, The Paperboy.
Slender tone: Nicole showed off her incredible figure as she was helped into her vehicle
Help needed: An aide smooths Nicole's runaway gown into the car, while the actress also tries to help
Proud Keith embraced the 44-year-old actress several times, showering her with kisses and cuddles.
The doting singer even carried his wife's clutch bag as they shared their amorous public display of affection.
Earlier Keith let his wife have her time in the spotlight as she walked the red-carpet.
The actress dazzled the crowd as she arrived in a rose-coloured draped Lavin dress that cutaway to reveal her toned upper body.
The look of love: Keith Urban showered his wife Nicole Kidman with affection following the premiere of her new film The Paperboy in Cannes this evening
PDA: Proud Keith embraced the 44-year-old actress several times, showering her with kisses and cuddles
She posed for the cameras and headed up the press line with her much younger co-star Zac Efron.
Efron, 24, looked decidedly dapper in a tuxedo as did fellow stars John Cusack and Matthew McConaughey.
The Paperboy is set in the 1960s, with Efron playing an aspiring writer helping his journalist brother (McConaughey) investigate a possible miscarriage of justice.
What a gentleman: Doting Keith even carried his wife's clutch as they shared their amorous display of affection
Warm embrace: It was easy to see the strong love that the couple share
In the film, Efron's Jack falls for Nicole's sparky but sultry femme fatale, who is in turn obsessed with a death row inmate (Cusack).
The cast also includes singer Macy Gray as Jack's family maid and surrogate mother, and British actor David Oyelowo as an ambitious big-city journalist.
'I'd been looking as an actor for something raw and something dangerous,' Nicole told reporters at the festival.
Fun time: The couple had a ball throughout the night
Lovely legs: Nicole's leg flashed at one point later on the red carpet and again through the sheer material
'I may be uncomfortable watching the movie. But that's my job – it's my job to give over to something, not to censor it, not to put my own judgments of how I feel as Nicole playing the character. I am there to portray a truth.
'I don't want to be pigeonholed,' she added. 'I'm willing to fail because of that. I just want to try.'
Nicole worked hard to create Charlotte Bless, interviewing women who were in love with convicts and putting together the character's bold look.
Frenzy: Flashbulbs went crazy for the famous pair
Dazzling arrival: The actress dazzled the crowd as she arrived for her premiere in a rose coloured draped Lavin dress that cutaway to reveal her toned upper body
'[Director Lee Daniels] said to me, “Look, we've got no money, you're going to have to do your own hair and makeup,'' Kidman said.
She decided to sit down and experimented with fake tan, fake eyelashes and a platinum hairpiece, then photographed the results.
The Paperboy has drawn mixed response in Cannes, where it is one of 22 films up for the Palme d'Or, to be awarded on Sunday.
Other date: Nicole walked some of the red-carpet with her younger co-star Zac Efron