Photos of Australian actress Nicole Kidman in Winter 2012 issue of Du Jour, a French luxury lifestyle magazine. She’s in the country to film a
biographical movie based on Grace Kelly, an Oscar-winning American actress who became Princess of Monaco after marrying Prince Rainier III in 1956.
Photograph by Patrick Demarchelier; styled by L’Wren Scott. Read the story by Patricia Bosworth here.
Grace of Monaco
Grace Kelly (1929-1982) was a huge Hollywood star before retiring at the age of 26 to marry Rainier; she’s known for her philanthropic works after that. She’s also a fashion icon since her acting days and remained so for many years. She died in 1982 after a car crash.
Hollywood like making biopic in recent years, and the Academy Awards love it too. If the movie goes well it may get Kidman another Oscar (or at least a nomination.)
[Update, January 2013] The royal family of Monaco has criticised the film/script, stating that it’s needlessly glamorised and historically inaccurate. The film director responded shortly after but seems like there’s poor communication (and to a certain extend, ignorant) on the production side.
It’s a pity if the end product comes out badly. Nicole Kidman looks well suited for the role, and I love to see a proper biopic of the princess. The prospect isn’t good though.