Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman dazzled on the red carpet Monday.
The 51-year-old Australian star attended the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of her movie Destroyer at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto, Canada.
Destroyer stars Kidman as Erin Bell, an LAPD detective who previously went undercover in a gang with tragic results. The character must contend with the leader of the gang when he emerges years later.
Kidman sported an all-black ensemble to promote Destroyer in interviews earlier in the day. She told Entertainment Weekly she was thrilled to play a new type of character.
"I grew up on these kinds of films," the star said. "I watched [Al] Pacino play these roles, I watched all of the men in the '70s get the chance to do it, but I don't have a female [equivalent]. That's exciting as an actress to get the chance to do that."
"This character is also so far removed from me, so that's part of the appeal as an actor: going to places I haven't been given the chance to go," she added. "I'm all about finding characters and stories that [make me] go, 'This is new, but it's still emotionally relevant.'"
Destroyer opens in theaters Dec. 25.