Thursday, January 31, 2013

Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly?

Seeing how Cannes is all abuzz this week about the Grace Kelly film, I thought I'd spit this post back out for those who missed it the first go-round....

Who isn't fascinated by the life of Grace Kelly?





Grace Kelly was the one girl in the world who never took a bad photo. 

She was a truly a classical beauty.


And what a story!  An American girl from a blue collar Philadelphia family grows up to be a famous movie actress, meets a prince and becomes a princess! 

A true fairy tale or was it?

That's why the Monaco Royal family isn't so happy this week.

A new biopic reveals some not so perfect moments in her marriage and life.


Getting a kiss from Marlon Brando with her Oscar in 1955. 

At the time this was the most expensive gown in Academy Award history as the silk alone cost $4,000.  Made for Grace by costumer Edith Head, she wore it to a premiere, the Oscars and for a cover shoot to get her moneys worth of it. 

That doesn't happen these days!


Nicole Kidman is playing Grace in the film.

Here's a still from it below...




The thing is 40 something Nicole is playing a 25 year old Grace.



However,  Nicole seems to be working the fillers and botox, so maybe she can pull it off. 

Some say a younger actress should have been chosen. 



No American trailer is out yet, but you can watch the U.K. one.

More film stills...











What do you think?




I think her hair looks a lot like Grace.

Apparently Nicole really wanted this part.




People have suggested Charlize Theron or

 January Jones look more like Grace. 




I kind of thought Gwyneth Paltrow's face looks most similar ..




The movie is set in Monaco, after her marriage.

They say it was about her struggle to decide to do another movie or not after becoming princess.

The Monaco royal family has said it's not based on truth and they are not happy with it.

Still I'd love to see it.


I can never tire of looking at Grace Kelly photographs.




Some of my favorites...


















    











In High Society with Bing Crosby. 



And with Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief. Her wardrobe in this Hitchcock film was fabulous.



Grace made scarves, pearls and tortoise shell glasses hallmarks of the well-bred young American.




Could there be a more copied wedding dress ever? Or a more lovely one?








With the purse (the iconic Hermes' Kelly bag named for her) and the prince.




Taking snaps in Pucci.




Sailing in Monaco, but still looking like the all-American girl in white jeans and a cable knit sweater, and sneakers!





As a young mom with Caroline and Albert and Prince Rainier.

Amazing she was considered the ugly duckling and untalented one in her high-achieving family.

Her father still couldn't believe the fuss made over her later in life.

It's just a shame she wasn't here longer..





Beautiful!


What do you think? who would be best to portray Grace?

Are you interested in seeing this?

xo
Kim


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31 comments :

  1. I think Gwyneth Paltrow's would of been the best
    choice, a natural beauty. They both are very classy. Nicole Kidman is to old and too botox looking... I think Nicole will distract from the
    reality of the movie...

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  2. I have to say I'm surprised but I see a resemblance. I need some filler and botox as well :) I'm really not a NK fan though. Never have been. I do wonder how Gwyneth would have done in the role... great post and High Society is one of my fave movies!

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    1. Love High Society too! What a great film.. Thanks for your note!
      xx
      Kim

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  3. Ok, first of all - these photos are magnificent - Grace Kelly was so pretty. That wedding dress is DIVINE.

    I think Gwyneth looks the most like Grace but I think January Jones would have been a good choice to play Grace.

    Great post!

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    1. Gwyneth has a face more the shape of Grace so she looks more like her...January Jones is young and would be good too... Love that wedding dress!

      Thanks LR!

      xo

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  4. You always find the best photos! Where do you get them. Nicole is a fabulous actress but too botoxy these days I think. Gwyneth and the others are too famous and iconic themselves. They need someone undiscovered and the same age that Grace really was.

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    1. Jodie, I collect them for a while, usually from all over the net..I do think an unknown would be better. All these actresses are so famous and not able to leave their personas enough..Also, we forget she was in her early 20s!



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    2. And Nicole is 40-plus and counterintuitively the botox makes her look older I think...

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  5. Grace Kelly was beautiful. So classic. Loved these photos. Interesting about Nicole Kidman. I agree with About Last Weekend.

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  6. Ummmm.. NO ..not working for me. I think Charlize Theron would be a much better choice. NK is too weathered looking.. even with all of her cosmetic augmentation (she's loaded).

    xxL

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    1. Leslie, Some photos she looks really great and then there are some that reveal she's done so much... I didn't have the heart to post! Scary.

      xo

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  7. I don't think anybody can play Grace Kelly, she was much too beautiful. Nobody can do her justice and I'd much rather watch a documentary than a biopic, especially about her ! Just one precision : The Kellys were not a blue collar family. Her paternal grandfather had built a large fortune and her mother came from a distinguished aristocratic Prussian family. Thanks for the interesting post and for sharing all those beautiful photos ; I never get tired of looking at all that perfection !xoxo

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    1. Interesting! I always learn so much from my readers... I never heard that about her mother, but they make so much about her father being a Philadelphia bricklayer and blue collar! Wonder if he just ran the business.. Then again to aristocrats, working any job was considered undesirable...Wasn't she so beautiful? I agree about a documentary...I'd love to see more of the real Grace on film.

      xo

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  8. Grace Kelly~absolutely gorgeous and timeless. Her look holds up to this day. I believe she is irreplaceable....the style, effortless chic and so beautiful. I remember visiting Monaco and being so consumed with the history of her life there. Lovely post!
    xx, Heather

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    1. Thanks so much Heather! I would love to visit Monaco one day..I agree that she still is a model of chic classic style. I don't think anyone can ever be as beautiful and elegant as she was.

      xo

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  9. GREAT POST:)I think Nicole Is the best actress there Is so of course she can play a princess:)

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    1. Maria, Love to follow you! I love to see your Swedish style!

      Thanks for the note!

      Xo
      Kim

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  11. What an enjoyable post! I love looking at Grace Kelly... she was exquisite. I also adore Nicole K and am sure she'll do a wonderful job, but actually I think her friend Naomi Watts looks a lot more like Grace. Gwyneth, less so...

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    1. Thanks Anne! Naomi does. Wonder how that Naomi did as Diana..

      xKim

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  12. I think Naomi Watts will be perfect to play Grace Kelly. Nicole's face has changed so much since she started using Botox but she is a superb actress. I admire Grace Kelly for her style and beauty. I attended the Grace Kelly Exhibition here in Toronto and it was fabulous. Too bad her life ended so early.

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    1. So would have liked to have seen that! Yes, she sadly did die too young.

      xKim

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  13. Nicole is too old, and too artificial looking- Gillian Jacobs from the Community TV show would have been perfect. A shame they are ruining this by casting Nicole Kidman who is so over-rated, really.

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    1. Well, I guess it will be interesting to see. I do agree a younger girl would have been a better choice. There are so many good young actresses. Gillian would have been great!

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    2. Gillian looks spookily like Grace Kelly, a real doppelganger. I wonder how she feels about this movie? she must have thought- Hey, what about me?

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  14. Grace Kelly has a very unique look - sophisticated style. Although I love Gwyneth; I do not think she fits the allure Grace Kelly had. I'm not a big fan of Nicole Kidman, but she does have some resemblance to Grace Kelly in those photos. Hopefully she embodies the mystique and classic beauty of Grace Kelly in her acting.

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  15. By the way - thanks for posting the beautiful photos! :)

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  16. Caitlin FitzGerald, who's currently playing Libby Masters on HBO's "Master of Sex" would have been a great casting choice to play Grace Kelly. She doesn't look exactly like Grace Kelly but she'd nail Grace's demeanour and classic beauty which I think is more interesting for a biopic than a physical resemblance.

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