First Look @ Nicole Kidman As Princess Grace

Grace Kelly is arguably one of the most revered actresses of all-time. In fact, the American Film Institute ranked her No.13 in their list of top female stars of American cinema back in 1999. Any actress stepping in to play the iconic legend would be under an enormous amount of scrutiny. That said, I’m not sure if Nicole Kidman, whom I love, is the right choice to play her, based on the first released promotional picture. Hate to say it, but even Lindsay Lohan looks more like Elizabeth Taylor, than Kidman does Kelly.

Grace of Monaco isn’t being described as a biopic. Rather it follows Kelly’s story during a six-month period in 1962 where the newly minted Princess of Monaco maneuvered behind the scenes in an effort to save the city-state from a coup. Oliver Dahan is directing the drama which co-stars Tim Roth as Prince Rainer and Paz Vega as Maria Callas. Parker Posey, Frank Langella, Robert Lindsay and Geraldine Somerville round out the cast. Grace of Monaco is scheduled to hit theaters in 2014.

There’s no denying the Australian actress looks stunning in a sheer dress with her signature red locks coiffed into a sleek do. As talented of an actress as she is, Kidman doesn’t really resemble Grace Kelly all that much. Don’t you think? Rumor has it Jessica Chastain, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Reese Witherspoon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Rosamund Pike, Amy Adams, January Jones and Elizabeth Banks were among those considered to play Grace Kelly. Do you think any of the aforementioned actresses would’ve been better suited? Sound off below.

  • Josh

    January Jones, Jessica Chastain or Gwyneth Paltrow (in that order) would have been a much better choice for Princess Grace — Nicole Kidman is an amazing actress, but looks wise doesn’t come close.
    Guess we’ll see how it turns out …

  • justin

    well they messed up the eyebrow since grace kelly had a more angular arch where they made nicole kidmans more cuvry. i mean with make up nowadays its not that dificult to make people resemble somebody else. im not going to judge the quality of the film based on if nicole kidman resembles grace kelly since even in the aviator catherine blanchett did not resemble katherine hepburn but she did a good job of it.

  • Hmrzi

    Reese for sure. Nicole has that harsh snake look and Grace is just so soft.

  • Prew

    Can’t go with Reese with her pointy chin. It just wouldn’t work. My vote goes to Charlize Theron. She seems to be able to change herself into most anyone. If they can make someone as beautiful as she look just like that ugly serial killer, they can make her into Grace Kelley. Too bad Catherine Deneuve is too old now.

  • I think Nicole can pull it off. Nicole’s a great actress. As long as she can capture the essence of who Grace Kelly was and what she was like – looks wouldn’t even matter.

  • It was all over when Lindsay played Elizabeth Taylor… so now they won’t even try. >_<

  • David

    If Lindsay pull of Elizabeth Taylor and Michelle Williams (barf) “play” Marilyn Monroe I’m sure Nicole will do just fine despite the physical differences.

  • David