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Old 04-07-2012, 11:21 AM
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As an Aussie I should be happy Nicole Kidman is potentially going to play Princess Grace but to be honest I don't think she is the best person for the role.

Although she has done some good work a few years ago her recent stuff has been pretty average and I don't think she will be able to capture the spirit of Princess Grace.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:05 PM
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Rosamund Pike would be my suggestion. She's a good actress and they're kinda similair in body and face.

If only Doutzen Kroes was good at acting.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:10 PM
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I don't like the idea of Nicole Kidman playing Grace Kelly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I would have loved to see Charlize Theron doing that part.
She looks much more like Grace (and I also think she looks a bit like Charlene).
But who am I to decide....
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:19 PM
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Nicole Kidman is a brilliant actress but I'm not sure I like the idea of her playing Grace Kelly.
Then again, few actresses could ever match Grace.

This said, I thought Michelle Williams was completely miscast as Marilyn Monroe - and she turned out to be brilliant.
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Old 04-07-2012, 12:23 PM
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Nicole Kidman is a brilliant actress but I'm not sure I like the idea of her playing Grace Kelly.
Then again, few actresses could ever match Grace.
I agree - those would be hard shoes to fill.

I could see Charlize Theron play the part, but I also don't think she has the grace and glamor to pull it off. Same for Nicole Kidman.
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Old 04-07-2012, 02:59 PM
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When I saw some of their still shots, I can see the similarity, If Nicole looks like she did the the stepford wives, then I think she can pull it off! After all she is in the elite class of Academy Award winning best actress Oscar award.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:05 PM
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How disappointing that Nicole Kidman has apparently been chosen for this role. Her face is so tight from botox/surgery I can't watch her without marvelling at how wax-like she looks. Plus, she's a decidedly mediocre actress. To be honest, most of my friends know nothing about Grace, some have never even heard of her at all, it's disappointing that such a poor casting decision has been made when they have the opportunity to educate people about her.

There seems to be a lot of jumping on the bandwagon with royal films since the Oscar success of The Queen and The King's Speech. I actually read before the most recent Oscars one of the ways you can hugely increase your chance of winning is to play a British monarch.
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Old 04-07-2012, 03:34 PM
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I don't think that Nicole Kidman is really suitable for the role of Princess Grace. But I don't agree that she is totally unsuitable for this or that she is a mediocre actress. Despite all botox ( she is not the only one), she is ( or was in her younger years) a real beauty and she does have a personality.
I wonder though how Grace 's personal life and family relations will be presented, if it will be idealized or more realistic, besides it will be interesting to know the attitude of Grace's children towards this project.
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What exactly is Grace supposed to have done during the crisis? I know because of Grace there was more public attention but it was Rainier who had to deal with De Gaulle, Antoinette and Jean Charles Rey and the Monaco National Council. I have read bios of both her and Rainier and besides being supportive of her husband I don't recall Grace doing anything too remarkable, certainly not enough to base a movie on.
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Old 04-12-2012, 08:12 PM
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My pick to play Grace would be Naomi Watts, who is BFFs with Nicole Kidman.
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What exactly is Grace supposed to have done during the crisis? I know because of Grace there was more public attention but it was Rainier who had to deal with De Gaulle, Antoinette and Jean Charles Rey and the Monaco National Council. I have read bios of both her and Rainier and besides being supportive of her husband I don't recall Grace doing anything too remarkable, certainly not enough to base a movie on.
I have been wondering the same thing. Given that Albert seems supportive of this film I'm wondering if information which had, up to now been kept private in the royal archives, will be revealed. ?
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How disappointing that Nicole Kidman has apparently been chosen for this role.

Oh my God, now I know that I'm not going to watch this movie. I wish they had chosen Charlize Theron! Only she could capture Grace's radiance and warmth (let's not forget that, in spite of the common legend, Grace was not a cold person).

Thank you all for the updates though!!
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I really like Nicole Kidman BUT not as Grace. No, no, no. !!!!
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:35 PM
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I have been wondering the same thing. Given that Albert seems supportive of this film I'm wondering if information which had, up to now been kept private in the royal archives, will be revealed. ?
Dubious but it is a possibility I guess. Of course its also possible Albert is supportive of any project that keeps his mothers legend alive and raises awareness of Monaco.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:54 AM
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How about Nicole Kidman being cast to play HSH Princess Grace Kelly?... I think she is perfect for this. I just hope that they don't make the film suck and they show her as she truly was.

R.I.P Princess Grace Kelly


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I really like Nicole Kidman BUT not as Grace. No, no, no. !!!!

I agree. She can't portray a woman like Grace, I bet Nicole will end up looking totally stiff in her role.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:26 PM
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I agree. She can't portray a woman like Grace, I bet Nicole will end up looking totally stiff in her role.

I mean no one can portray Grace but there is a movie to be done and you have to work with what you have. I think from all the other women they considered for the part (Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan' and Jessica Biel)...... How can you even consider Jessica Biel can do this.
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Old 04-14-2012, 02:30 PM
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Oh I love Naomi as well but I think Grace was taller LOL
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I would rather not have a movie about a famous and beloved person rather than have the wrong actress/actor in the role. I believe Charlize has already been mentioned in this thread; I think she is much better suited than Nicole at least when it comes to the physical.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:17 PM
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Charlize would be much better from acting point of view as well.
I really like Nicole but it'd be nice if Grace is portrayed by someone with more control of her face muscles.
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