Here ^^ is the new ad Nicole Kidman did with Jimmy Choo. If you’re anything like me, you’re about to go in search of a better-quality image so you can see the Photoshop work on Nicole’s face. Don’t bother. I looked around, and all of the ad copies look like this. It’s like someone just smeared Vaseline on the image when they got to her face. Also, her legs are incredible and very long in real life but they are NOT THAT LONG. Jimmy Choo also released a new commercial – it’s pretty cheeseball, but I like those leopard-print heels at the beginning.
So, what else is Nicole up to? Well, she’s filming a movie in Sydney, Australia and she’s either dyed her hair brown or she’s wearing a wig – see the pic here. We’ll be seeing Nicole in May because her film, Grace of Monaco, will be opening the Cannes Film Festival. Nicole is always good/fun in Cannes, and I hope she goes all out for the Cannes premiere. But! There’s already a scandal brewing. Apparently, Prince Albert of Monaco does not approve of this movie. And not because the film looks like a budget Lifetime crapfest.
The Monaco royals will not attend the world premiere of Nicole Kidman’s “Grace of Monaco” following a clash with the filmmakers, Page Six has exclusively learned. Prince Albert is said to be furious about the portrayal of his father Prince Rainier in the Princess Grace biopic, which will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 14.
We are told that the movie’s producer Pierre-Ange Le Pogam has refused to screen “Grace of Monaco” for Albert, his wife Princess Charlene and his sisters Princesses Stephanie and Caroline or make any changes to the script.
One source told Page Six, “Prince Albert is angry about the film. His concern is that Grace is glorified and Prince Rainier is depicted as a weak, one-sided leader, who is controlling over his wife. Albert fears the movie vilifies his father. It was Pierre’s decision not to screen the movie for the royal family, and their requests for changes have been ignored. They won’t be at the premiere.”
The movie, directed by Olivier Dahan, stars Kidman as Kelly and Tim Roth as Rainier. The plot focuses on the 1963 crisis when Charles de Gaulle blockaded Monaco, angered by its status as a tax haven for wealthy French. The film also depicts a young Princess Grace struggling in her marriage and with her identity as Rainier discourages her return to Hollywood.
Prince Albert has described the movie as “inaccurate.” In a statement last year, the royal House of Grimaldi blasted some scenes as “purely fictional.” It reads, “The royal family wishes to stress that this film in no way constitutes a biopic. It recounts one rewritten and needlessly glamorised page in the history of Monaco and its family with both major historical inaccuracies and a series of purely fictional scenes.”
There are also differences between Dahan and the film’s US distributors The Weinstein Company. Dahan claims Harvey Weinstein had pressured him to agree to a new edit for the US market. Dahan fumed, “There are two versions of the film . . . mine and his, which I find catastrophic.”
See, I would be more upset that the film looks horrible rather than a possible portrayal of Prince Rainer as weak and/or controlling. I mean, Grace Kelly (Princess Grace) was supposed to be 33 years old within the movie, and as we’ve already seen in the trailers, they had to use soft lighting and Vaseline-smeared lenses to make Nicole look anywhere close to Grace. Plus, the whole thing does look super-cheeseball. If this was a real story, told with historical accuracy, about Monaco’s fight to remain independent, I would watch that. But it just looks like a stupid vehicle for Nicole where she prances around in fancy clothes.
Photos courtesy of Jimmy Choo, WENN.