Hair and makeup are important to any movie, helping the actors and actresses transform into the role they’re playing. But in Nicole Kidman‘s case, the combination of aging makeup and grayish-blonde hair (perhaps a wig?) has her completely unrecognizable in her upcoming film The Goldfinch. Check out the video above to see her amazing transformation!

In the movie, Nicole portrays Mrs. Barbour, a wealthy yet kind socialite who takes in the story’s 13-year-old orphaned protagonist, Theo. Directed by Jim Crowley, the film is based off of Donna Tartt’s bestselling novel of the same name. Set to hit theaters in late 2019, filming for the movie only just recently started in NYC. Ansel Elgort, who is playing Theo, has also been spotted on set, as have Luke Wilson and Willa Fitzgerald, who play Larry Decker and Kitsey Barbour, respectively. Other notable cast members include Sarah Paulson, Stranger Things‘ Finn Wolfhard, and Jeffrey Wright.

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Nicole and Luke on the set of The Goldfinch.

The novel which the film is based off of hit bookshelves back in 2013, and it received the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Its plot focuses on Theo, who at the age of 13 survived a terrorist attack at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in which his mother sadly perished. It’s safe to assume that the film will span several years, mostly centered around Theo’s young adulthood.

While on set, Nicole has also been spotted looking significantly younger than the previous photos released of her in-character. Presumably, her character has scenes from when Theo first survives the incident at age 13, and would therefore be much younger at the time. We wonder how similar the film will be to the novel — and if the older Mrs. Barbour will be in the film more!