Oscar winner Nicole Kidman, who stars as a villain in the new Paddington Bear film, has said she is happy to play "the bad girl".
The Australian actress plays Millicent, a sinister taxidermist with her eye on the beloved animal.
Kidman was speaking at the premiere of Paddington the movie in central London.
She said: "Well obviously, I was the kid that loved the wicked witch in The Wizard Of Oz, so of course I grew up to be the girl who wants to play the villain in a movie.
"I'm always happy to play the bad girl. I just get to have fun, and it's obviously all done with a smile."
There was controversy after the film was given a Parental Guidance rating, a decision that shocked many, including the bear's 88-year-old creator, Michael Bond.
A PG certificate means some scenes may be unsuitable or unsettling for young children under the age of eight.
At the premiere, Kidman braved the rain with husband Keith Urban, 46. The couple have two young daughters - six-year-old Sunday and three-year-old Faith.
The Hollywood actress also has two children with ex-husband Tom Cruise, 21-year-old Isabella and 19-year-old Connor.
Kidman told Sky News: "I haven't seen the movie yet but I'll be bringing my kids to see it."
The British Board of Film Classification said the film contained "dangerous behaviour, mild threat, innuendo, infrequent mild bad language".
The innuendo is from a scene where Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville dresses up as a woman.
Children's films are usually expected to be given a Universal certificate, allowing any child to watch them.
Kidman said she had long been a fan of the travelling Paddington, adding: "I had a teddy bear but I also had a Paddington Bear.
"I remember being about six or seven and just hoping I would find my own little Paddington stranded on the street."
Also on the red carpet in Leicester Square were co-stars including Bonneville, Ben Whishaw, Julie Walters and Jim Broadbent.
The film, directed by Paul King, sees Paddington sent from the jungle and smuggled on a boat to England.
Paddington opens in cinemas on Friday, 28 November.