Friday, April 06, 2012

Nicole Kidman Is Going To Play Grace Kelly


It is the part every actress in Hollywood wanted and somehow Nicole Kidman managed to land the role of Grace Kelly in the new movie, Grace Of Monaco. The movie takes place over the course of one year from December 1961 to November 1962 after Grace had been a princess for six years. The script has been on the black list as one of the best scripts not yet produced and every actress wanted the role. I'm not sure I see Nicole in the role. They look alike, but all I see in my head is no one going to see it because she is in it.

62 comments:

RenoBlondee said...

Whether you like her as a person or not, she is a really great actress and has the Oscar to show for it. She'll be amazing.
They hired her for the part for a reason.

figgy said...

Why wouldn't people see it because she is in it? I disagree--I think she is generally very well-liked as an actress.

After all, not everyone reads gossip blogs... ;-)

I think she's a very good choice for the role.

surfer said...

In terms of appearance, I think Charlize Theron also would have been a good candidate for this role.

Lizzie said...

I'd go see it. Why wouldn't people go see it? So, is this the answer to the blind, about her blackmailing people?

Its just U said...

Absolutely. Charlize would be my choice too.

GSDlover said...

I can see Nicole playing Grace Kelly since they have a similar appearance and she is a great actress even if she is a bitch in real life.

ash said...

I actually like Nicole as an actress as well but I wish this had happened several years ago; she's so botoxed now that she's not a great fit for Grace's natural beauty. Charlize would be a much better choice at this point in time; Nicole maybe 5-10 years ago.

hunter said...

Oooooo, Charlize would have been PERFECT, she's soooo beautiful.

BUT WHY DIDN'T THEY CAST LINDSAY LOHAN????

Mango said...

Charlize would have been wonderful but I see her as wanting something with more bite. This sounds kind of TV movie of the week-ish.

Steppy said...

She will be great!

JAB said...

January Jones would be my pick.

EmEyeKay said...

January or the girl from Glee (but I don't know if she can act) would have been my choices.

Nicole's going to do a wonderful job!

trouble bubble said...

@Lizzie
I actually thought the last sentence is a hint to the cold actress, who is planning everything ahead and only has sex with her trainer

RJ said...

I think Nicole will be very good in this role. While Charlize is very beautiful and does look like Grace Kelly, Nicole is the right age to play her at this point in Kelly's life. I think Kidman's perceived iciness will work well here. In her day, Kelly had the same reputation. Remember it wasn't until years after her death that Kelly's wild side was revealed.

pr787 said...

Grace was 33 and not plastic looking. Kidman is a decade too old to play her and they don't look anything like the other.

Elizabeth said...

The idea of the movie is one I want to see. But Nicole wouldn't be my first choice for Grace Kelly even though I think she's a great actress. Something doesn't fit IMHO.

I could see Charlize far more in the part. It took me a long time to recover from Monster to like Charlize again. She was too good in that movie, it was disturbing.

Reese said...

I'm another one who would have preferred Charlize. Nicole is too old and has never had the caliber of beauty for such a role. Hope she does a good job, but not expecting much.

GladysKravitz said...

I smell abomb. She is box office poison. I have never seen her appeal. Grace Kelly had a warmth and a sensual vibe that Nicole couldn't portray even if she had ever been in a real marriage.

Anotheramy said...

She really is a good actress. You have to wonder why they make the choices they make though, there is so much talent out there that cant get work.

GladysKravitz said...

I smell abomb. She is box office poison. I have never seen her appeal. Grace Kelly had a warmth and a sensual vibe that Nicole couldn't portray even if she had ever been in a real marriage.

MISCH said...

It should be interesting, Grace was very unhappy, lonely and had been drinking..it's a good role for whoever ends up playing her.

Ms Cool said...

If Nicole can lay off the botox, she will look stunning in the part. Charlize would have been an awesome choice, too.

cinephreak said...

Blech. Nicole. BUT, she is gorgeous, looks the part, and a good actress... So I will probably see it.

Its just U said...

I bet Goopy is going ballistic. She probably thinks this role was hers.

MadLyb said...

She was incredible in "Dogville", where she also played a Grace - and in so many other movies.

The comments above:
Oh yeah - better her 1,000 times over than Goopy!

Charlize would've been good as well. Nicole has that cool sort of glamour Grace did, but I couldn't see her sleeping with all of her leading me. Charlize would've been great since she has that cool sensuality - and the cool part is by virtue of her being blonde and perfect. Grace Kelly was the queen of the image of the cool, sensual blonde.

Jennifer H. said...

I think she'll be wonderful as Grace. Nicole is a very good actress.

Jasmine said...

I think Nic Kidman has begun to exude a sort of ethereal lonely fragile beauty in the past several years.
And I thought by this point in her life Grace Kelly was in a bad marriage and also would be emitting that type of vulnerable beauty.
So in terms of that- I think they were spot on.

Charlize has the more lively face and figure for Grace though.

At this point Kidman is like a pale frozen pixie stick with dyed blonde hair- she's truly botoxing herself out of a profession.

Honeykatt said...

I was going to say the same!!!

Honeykatt said...

I was going to say the same!!!

Honeykatt said...

I was going to say the same!!!

Jules_345 said...

I have never seen so much love for NK before, who knew.

I think she is capableso of being a good actress but dont feel as if she always delivers. I also agree tht she ws beautiful at one time, but she is much too plastic now.

I dont think I would watch this movie no mtter who was cast as GK though, so not really ahope big deal to me.

kyliegirl1234 said...

I bet Gwyneth is pissed!!!!

timebob said...

Grace Kelly was six feet tall? I don't see the resemblence at all.

Honestly I think January Jones would of been a better fit and she can do the frosty queen role quite well.

Barton Fink said...

Nicole, from her Scio experience, will probably be great in the scene where she has Satanists pierce her clitorus during a Solar Temple ritual. I'm assuming that will be in the film, no?

makeupbynumbers said...

She's too old. January Jones would have been a better fit. No way can she pass for 32ish as Kelly was during this time period.

CarolMR said...

I just watched "God is the Bigger Elvis" on HBO. It's a documentary short that was Oscar-nominiated (it lost) about actress Dolores Hart becoming a nun. Very interesting. She was incredibly beautiful and she was touted as the next Grace Kelly. She gave Elvis his first on-screen kiss. She left her Hollywood career when she was only 26.

Sherry said...

As Grace Kelly was 33 in 1962 and Nicole will be 45 I would say she's a nit long in the tooth to be playing her. Regardless how much admiration one might have in her talent, it's just as bad as having a 35 yr old playint he mother of a 24 yr old, or a Japanese person playing a Chinese person or putting blackface on to be African American. There is so much talent that would be a better choice in their casting.

Sherry said...

And yeah, I totally co-sign on Charlize. MUCH better choice. She has the looks and the talent as well. Someone paid the producers for her to have this role.

pegd said...

I won't see anything NK stars in. She was horrible in "Just Go With It". I agree with those who think she is too old for this role and Charlize would've been a better choice.

vega said...

Count me among those who prefer Charlize Theron for this role, but Nicole K might surprise us.

MforMayhem said...

Nicole Kidman used to be an amazing actress. If you haven't seen Dogville or Fur (starring RDJ as well), then do. She was also wonderful in The Hours (which has some of the most pitch-perfect writing I've ever seen).

These movies, however, were made back when she could actually move her face.

While I think Charlize would have been a bit too warm, or sultry, for the Kelley role, I think it's a ridiculous casting choice to put Kidman in the role.

Mooshki said...

January Jones can't act for shit. As bad as I think Nicole is going to be (thanks to the botox), JJ would be FAR worse.

Giulia said...

Nicole does not look like Grace Kelly. Neither does Charlize.

zeldafitzgerald said...

poor granny

warmislandsun said...

I wish her well. A long time ago in a different place, I met Nicole. It was around the time they adopted Connor. She was sweet and human and exuded that comfortable warmth that most Aussies have. I really liked her. I don't know what life has done to her, nor do I want to know, but I still wish her well.

Liz said...

It should be someone who naturally, without trying, exudes elegance and wealth, without appearing too cold/snooty. Too bad Grace's granddaughter Charlotte, doesn't act, she has ALL the right qualities. Maybe they should look for a European actress that can do a convincing American accent.

Jessie said...

January Jones is a terrible actress, it's not just about looks, it's about paying homage to a beautiful and talented woman.

The less acting jobs (encouragement) JJ gets, the better

Basil said...

This sounds like an interesting movie I would go see. Not a huge fan of NK's but I wouldn't refuse to go see it because she was in it.

PS said...

Amber Heard or Charlize. The only benefit o N K being cast is that AH and CT can watch it bomb- and Goopy will remain livid tii then.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

MforMayhem: I was just remembering Fur, too--she and RDJ were both wonderful in it, and it's too bad it didn't get more attention when it came out. (Although I can't help but think that makeup must have been a real bitch for him--I mean, just how long would it take to have THAT much fur applied? Oh, yeah, and the sex scene was really hot, too... *fans self*)

Interplanet Janet said...

Honestly, in my mind, the one actress who really looks like Grace Kelly, and who is a fantastic actress (whether you like her or not) is Evan Rachel Wood. She is the only one I would ever go see in that role. Grace Kelly was like ice on fire. Nicole Kidman is just cold like a fish. And Charlize is gorgeous but I just can't see her for this either. I hope Evan gets the chance to play Grace one day.

Urban Rosebud said...

Ash- I concur. They are going to have call George Taransky in to "Simone" (been on cable-couldn't resist) that face in order to make it look like Grace Kelly. Photoshop just will not do. Team Charlize all the way.

Urban Rosebud said...

Hahahahaha! Barton let's go get a shot o' whiskey one night....I'm payin'

Urban Rosebud said...

ERW is awesomely beautiful & can really act...she comes across as authentic & deep with her emotions; she embraces her shadow & uses it to her advantage.

Its just U said...

Agreed. Also Grace Kelly had a warm regal air about her.
JJ is cold and very likable.
No way she can pull off Princess Grace.

Its just U said...

Unlikable... January Jones is unlikable.
Bloody predictive text!!!

lutefisk said...
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lutefisk said...

They should go with an unknown actress. Nicole is too old, to tall, and too frozen to pull of Grace Kelly.

Henriette said...

Neither Kidman or Theron are as beautiful as Grace Kelley, but Theron would have been a better choice.

Mikah's Blog said...

Google should go to an american gwyneth paltrow is a great actress in would be perfect. JMO

Mikah's Blog said...

* the part*

Kitty said...

Grace Kelly was a NATURAL beauty ... Nicole Kidman is not!